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PREFACE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
CHAPTER 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 2: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CHAPTER 2A: EXECUTIVE BRANCH
CHAPTER 2B: ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARDS (TAX APPEAL BOARDS)
CHAPTER 3: BUDGET PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 4: CITY BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT, AND VEHICLES
CHAPTER 5: COMMITTEES
CHAPTER 6: PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 7: DISASTER COUNCIL
CHAPTER 8: DOCUMENTS, RECORDS AND PUBLICATIONS
CHAPTER 9A: FARMERS' MARKET
CHAPTER 9B: FLEA MARKET
CHAPTER 10: FINANCE, TAXATION, AND OTHER FISCAL MATTERS
CHAPTER 10B: SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES
CHAPTER 10C: REIMBURSEMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE OF VEHICLES
CHAPTER 10E: PLANNING MONITORING
CHAPTER 10F: 1660 MISSION STREET SURCHARGE
CHAPTER 10G: BOARD OF APPEALS SURCHARGE FOR PERMITS AND FEES
CHAPTER 10H: RECOVERY OF COSTS OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE
CHAPTER 11: FRANCHISES
CHAPTER 12: HOUSING AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 12A: HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
CHAPTER 12B: NONDISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12C: NONDISCRIMINATION IN PROPERTY CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12D: MINORITY/WOMEN/LOCAL BUSINESS UTILIZATION
CHAPTER 12E: CITY EMPLOYEE'S SEXUAL PRIVACY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12F: IMPLEMENTING THE MACBRIDE PRINCIPLES - NORTHERN IRELAND
CHAPTER 12G: PROHIBITION ON USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR POLITICAL ACTIVITY BY RECIPIENTS OF CITY CONTRACTS, GRANTS, AND LOANS
CHAPTER 12H: IMMIGRATION STATUS
CHAPTER 12I: CIVIL IMMIGRATION DETAINERS
CHAPTER 12J: CITY BUSINESS WITH BURMA PROHIBITED
CHAPTER 12K: SALARY HISTORY*
CHAPTER 12L: PUBLIC ACCESS TO RECORDS AND MEETINGS OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
CHAPTER 12M: PROTECTION OF PRIVATE INFORMATION*
CHAPTER 12N: LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, AND QUESTIONING YOUTH: YOUTH SERVICES SENSITIVITY TRAINING
CHAPTER 12O: EARNED INCOME CREDIT INFORMATION
CHAPTER 12P: MINIMUM COMPENSATION
CHAPTER 12Q: HEALTH CARE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 12R: MINIMUM WAGE
CHAPTER 12S: WORKING FAMILIES CREDIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 12T: CITY CONTRACTOR/SUBCONTRACTOR CONSIDERATION OF CRIMINAL HISTORY IN HIRING AND EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS
CHAPTER 12U: SWEATFREE CONTRACTING
CHAPTER 12V: PERSONAL SERVICES MINIMUM CONTRACTUAL RATE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12W: SICK LEAVE*
CHAPTER 12X: PROHIBITING CITY TRAVEL AND CONTRACTING IN STATES THAT ALLOW DISCRIMINATION*
CHAPTER 12Y: SAN FRANCISCO SLAVERY DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 12Z: SAN FRANCISCO FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 13: JAILS AND PRISONERS
CHAPTER 14: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH CARE SECURITY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14A: DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 14B: LOCAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE UTILIZATION AND NON-DISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14C: [EXPIRED]
CHAPTER 15: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE
CHAPTER 16: OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES GENERALLY
CHAPTER 17: PUBLIC OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES
CHAPTER 18: PAYROLL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 19. COMMUNITY SAFETY CAMERA ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 19A: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER 19B: ACQUISITION OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 20: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER 21: ACQUISITION OF COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21A: HEALTH-RELATED COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21B: COMMODITIES AND SERVICES RELATING TO PROJECTS ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS
CHAPTER 21C: MISCELLANEOUS PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 21D: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21E: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21F: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21G: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 22: RADIO COMMUNICATION FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22A: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22B: TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22C: PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS
CHAPTER 22D: OPEN DATA POLICY
CHAPTER 22E: CITY-OWNED FIBER-OPTIC FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22G: OFFICE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 23: REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS
CHAPTER 23A: SURPLUS PUBLIC LANDS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CHAPTER 24A: ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE LOCAL RENT SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM IN THE OFFICE OF MAYOR
CHAPTER 24B: RELOCATION APPEALS BOARD
CHAPTER 25: STREET LIGHTING
CHAPTER 26. DEEMED APPROVED OFF-STREET ALCOHOL USE NUISANCE REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 27: HEALTHY NAIL SALON RECOGNITION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 28: ADMINISTRATIVE DEBARMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 29: FINDINGS OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND FEASIBILITY
CHAPTER 29A: [APPROVAL OF POWER PLANT; PLANNING CODE SEC.
CHAPTER 29B: CHILD CARE FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR CITY AND CITY-FUNDED PROJECTS
CHAPTER 30: CENTRALIZATION OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 31: CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT PROCEDURES AND FEES
CHAPTER 32: RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 33: COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
CHAPTER 33A: LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW)*
CHAPTER 34: NOTIFICATION TO ASSESSOR CONCERNING ZONING RECLASSIFICATIONS OF PROPERTY, CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS AND VARIANCES
CHAPTER 35: RESIDENTIAL, HOTEL, AND PDR COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION
CHAPTER 36: COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS AREA PLANS AND PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 37: RESIDENTIAL RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 37A: RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION FEE
CHAPTER 38: COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS; ACCESS IMPROVEMENT OBLIGATIONS AND NOTICE TO SMALL BUSINESS TENANTS REGARDING DISABILITY ACCESS
CHAPTER 39: [RIGHT TO RETURN TO REVITALIZED PUBLIC HOUSING]
CHAPTER 40: HOUSING CODE ENFORCEMENT LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 41: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41A: RESIDENTIAL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41B: COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ACT
CHAPTER 41C: TIME-SHARE CONVERSION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41D: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL VISITOR POLICIES
CHAPTER 41E. RESIDENTIAL HOTEL MAIL RECEPTACLE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41F: TOURIST HOTEL CONVERSION*
CHAPTER 42: INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 43: MUNICIPAL FINANCE LAW
CHAPTER 44: ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE PLANNING COUNCIL
CHAPTER 45: JURY FEES
CHAPTER 47: PREFERENCE IN CITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 48: RENTAL SUBSIDY PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
CHAPTER 49: SECURITY DEPOSITS FOR RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY
CHAPTER 49A: RESIDENTIAL TENANT COMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER 49B: RESIDENTIAL RENTAL UNITS: LOCK REPLACEMENTS BY LANDLORD WHEN TENANTS VACATE
CHAPTER 50: NONPROFIT PERFORMING ARTS LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 51: VOLUNTARY ARTS CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 52: SAN FRANCISCO CARBON MITIGATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 53: URBAN AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 53A: URBAN AGRICULTURE INCENTIVE ZONES ACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 54: SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY FACILITY COMMISSION
CHAPTER 56: DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS
CHAPTER 57: FILM COMMISSION
CHAPTER 58: RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN CIVIL MATTERS
CHAPTER 59: HEALTHY FOOD RETAILER ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 60: ASSISTED HOUSING PRESERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 61: WATERFRONT LAND USE
CHAPTER 62: DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS
CHAPTER 63: WATER EFFICIENT IRRIGATION ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 64: CITY EMPLOYEE AND CITY CONTRACTOR SAFETY AND HEALTH
CHAPTER 65: RENT REDUCTION AND RELOCATION PLAN FOR TENANTS INCONVENIENCED BY SEISMIC WORK PERFORMED PURSUANT TO CHAPTERS 14 AND 15 OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BUILDING CODE
CHAPTER 65A: COMPENSATION, OR SUBSTITUTE HOUSING SERVICE, FOR TENANTS AFFECTED BY TEMPORARY SEVERANCE OF SPECIFIED HOUSING SERVICES DURING MANDATORY SEISMIC WORK REQUIRED BY BUILDING CODE CHAPTER 34B
CHAPTER 66: SEISMIC SAFETY RETROFIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 67: THE SAN FRANCISCO SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 67A: CELL PHONES, PAGERS AND SIMILAR SOUND-PRODUCING ELECTRICAL DEVICES
CHAPTER 68: CULTURAL EQUITY ENDOWMENT FUND
CHAPTER 69: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 70: IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 71: MILLS ACT CONTRACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 72: RELOCATION ASSISTANCE FOR LEAD HAZARD REMEDIATION
CHAPTER 74: RENT ESCROW ACCOUNT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 77: BUILDING INSPECTION COMMISSION APPEALS
CHAPTER 78: DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION PERMIT TRACKING SYSTEM
CHAPTER 79: PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 79A: ADDITIONAL PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 80: ANTI-BLIGHT ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 80A: ORDERS TO VACATE DUE TO HAZARDOUS HOUSING CONDITIONS
CHAPTER 82: LOCAL HIRING POLICY FOR CONSTRUCTION
CHAPTER 83: FIRST SOURCE HIRING PROGRAM
CHAPTER 84: SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTIAL RENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR PERSONS DISQUALIFIED FROM FEDERAL RENT SUBSIDY PROGRAMS BY THE FEDERAL QUALITY HOUSING AND WORK RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 1998 (QHWRA)
CHAPTER 86: CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FIRST COMMISSION
CHAPTER 87: FAIR HOUSING IMPLEMENTATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 88: PERFORMANCE AND REVIEW ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 89: DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES
CHAPTER 90: ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION
CHAPTER 90A: PROMOTING AND SUSTAINING MUSIC AND CULTURE
CHAPTER 91: LANGUAGE ACCESS
CHAPTER 92: REAL ESTATE LOAN COUNSELING AND EDUCATION
CHAPTER 93: PREGNANCY INFORMATION DISCLOSURE AND PROTECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 94: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLAZA PROGRAM
CHAPTER 94A: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLACES FOR PEOPLE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 95: IDENTIFICATION CARDS
CHAPTER 96: COORDINATION BETWEEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 96A: LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 96B: POLICY MAKING MARIJUANA OFFENSES THE LOWEST LAW ENFORCEMENT PRIORITY
CHAPTER 96C: POLICE INTERROGATION OF YOUTH - JEFF ADACHI YOUTH RIGHTS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 97: HEALTHCARE IMPACT REPORTS
CHAPTER 98: THE BETTER STREETS POLICY
CHAPTER 99: PUBLIC POWER IN NEW CITY DEVELOPMENTS
CHAPTER 100: PROCEDURES GOVERNING THE IMPOSITION OF ADMINISTRATIVE FINES
CHAPTER 101: RESTRICTING THE PURCHASE, SALE, OR DISTRIBUTION OF SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES BY OR FOR THE CITY
CHAPTER 102: OUR CHILDREN, OUR FAMILIES COUNCIL
CHAPTER 103: NON-COOPERATION WITH IDENTITY-BASED REGISTRY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 104: COLLECTION OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY DATA
CHAPTER 105: CIGARETTE LITTER ABATEMENT FEE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 106: CITY NAVIGATION CENTERS
CHAPTER 107: CULTURAL DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 107A: AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 107B: CASTRO LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND QUEER (LGBTQ) CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 109: PRIORITIZING 100% AFFORDABLE HOUSING
CHAPTER 115: AUTOMATED POINT OF SALE STATION REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 116: COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION FOR RESIDENTIAL USES AND PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT
CHAPTER 117: COOPERATIVE LIVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
CHAPTER 119: SAFE PARKING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 120: ADMINISTRATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDS
CHAPTER 121: CLOSURE OF JUVENILE HALL
APPENDIX: Table of Initiative Ordinances and Policy Declarations
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Business and Tax Regulations Code
BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
ARTICLE 1: PERMIT PROCEDURES
ARTICLE 2: LICENSE FEES
ARTICLE 3: [REPEALED]
ARTICLE 4: [RESERVED]
ARTICLE 5: ELECTRICAL MUSICAL DEVICES
ARTICLE 6: COMMON ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 7: TAX ON TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY OF HOTEL ROOMS
ARTICLE 8: SUGARY DRINKS DISTRIBUTOR TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 9: TAX ON OCCUPANCY OF PARKING SPACE IN PARKING STATIONS
ARTICLE 10: UTILITY USERS TAX
ARTICLE 10B: ACCESS LINE TAX
ARTICLE 11: STADIUM OPERATOR ADMISSION TAX
ARTICLE 12: BUSINESS REGISTRATION
ARTICLE 12-A: PAYROLL EXPENSE TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-A-1: GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-B: BUSINESS TAX REFUND
ARTICLE 12B-1: NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION AND GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP FUND TAX OPTION
ARTICLE 12-C: REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX
ARTICLE 12-D: UNIFORM LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX
ARTICLE 13: CONNECTIONS TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TERMINAL ALARM PANEL
ARTICLE 14: TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
ARTICLE 15: BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 15A: PUBLIC REALM LANDSCAPING, IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE ASSESSMENT DISTRICTS ("GREEN BENEFIT DISTRICTS")
ARTICLE 16: LIVING WAGE FOR EDUCATORS PARCEL TAX
ARTICLE 17: BUSINESS TAX PENALTY AMNESTY PROGRAM
ARTICLE 20: FINANCIAL INFORMATION PRIVACY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 21: EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION COMMERCIAL RENTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 22: PARKING STATIONS; REVENUE CONTROL EQUIPMENT
ARTICLE 23: VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE EXPENDITURE PLAN
ARTICLE 28: HOMELESSNESS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 32: TRAFFIC CONGESTION MITIGATION TAX
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code
San Francisco Environment Code
ENVIRONMENT CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE ENVIRONMENT CODE
CHAPTER 1: PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE POLICY STATEMENT
CHAPTER 2: ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PURCHASING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 3: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 4: HEALTHY AIR AND CLEAN TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 5: RESOURCE CONSERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 7: GREEN BUILDING REQUIREMENTS FOR CITY BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 8: TROPICAL HARDWOOD AND VIRGIN REDWOOD BAN
CHAPTER 9: GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS TARGETS AND DEPARTMENTAL ACTION PLANS
CHAPTER 10: TRANSPORTATION OF AGGREGATE MATERIALS
CHAPTER 11: CELL PHONE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 12: URBAN FORESTRY COUNCIL
CHAPTER 13: ARSENIC-TREATED WOOD
CHAPTER 14: CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS RECOVERY ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 15: GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 16: FOOD SERVICE AND PACKAGING WASTE REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 17: PLASTIC BAG REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 18: SOLAR ENERGY INCENTIVE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 19: MANDATORY RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING
CHAPTER 20: EXISTING BUILDINGS ENERGY PERFORMANCE
CHAPTER 21: CLEAN ENERGY FULL DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 22: SAFE DRUG DISPOSAL
CHAPTER 23: DRINK TAP ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: BOTTLED DRINKING WATER
CHAPTER 25: CLEAN CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS
CHAPTER 26: BETTER ROOF REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 27: ANTIBIOTIC USE IN FOOD ANIMALS
CHAPTER 28: FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS IN UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE AND JUVENILE PRODUCTS
CHAPTER 29: ELECTRIC VEHICLE READINESS IMPLEMENTATION*
CHAPTER 30: RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 31: ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND CHARGING IN COMMERCIAL PARKING LOTS AND GARAGES*
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Fire Code
San Francisco Health Code
HEALTH CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE HEALTH CODE
ARTICLE 1: ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1A: ANIMAL SACRIFICE
ARTICLE 1B: PERFORMANCE OF WILD OR EXOTIC ANIMALS FOR PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT OR AMUSEMENT
ARTICLE 1C: SALE OF ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1D: ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 2: COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
ARTICLE 3: HOSPITALS
ARTICLE 4: DECEASED PERSONS
ARTICLE 5: PUBLIC HEALTH - GENERAL
ARTICLE 6: GARBAGE AND REFUSE
ARTICLE 7: LAUNDRIES
ARTICLE 8: FOOD AND FOOD PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 8A: CANNABIS CONSUMPTION PERMITS
ARTICLE 9: DAIRY AND MILK CODE
ARTICLE 10: MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 11: NUISANCES
ARTICLE 11A: BED BUG INFESTATION PREVENTION, TREATMENT, DISCLOSURE, AND REPORTING
ARTICLE 12: SANITATION - GENERAL
ARTICLE 12A: BACKFLOW PREVENTION
ARTICLE 12B: SOIL BORING AND WELL REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 12C: ALTERNATE WATER SOURCES FOR NON-POTABLE APPLICATIONS
ARTICLE 14: AMBULANCES AND ROUTINE MEDICAL TRANSPORT VEHICLES
ARTICLE 15: PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATING THE USE OF 'ECONOMIC POISONS'
ARTICLE 17: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PERSONAL PROPERTY AT SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL
ARTICLE 18: PROVIDING FOR ISSUANCE OF CITATIONS TO VIOLATORS
ARTICLE 19: SMOKING POLLUTION CONTROL
ARTICLE 19A: REGULATING SMOKING IN EATING ESTABLISHMENTS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19B: REGULATING SMOKING IN SHARED OFFICE WORKPLACE [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19C: REGULATING SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES AND IN HEALTH, EDUCATIONAL AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19D: PROHIBITING CIGARETTE VENDING MACHINES
ARTICLE 19E: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT AND CERTAIN SPORTS ARENAS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19F: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN ENCLOSED AREAS, CERTAIN UNENCLOSED AREAS, AND SPORTS STADIUMS
ARTICLE 19G: ENFORCEMENT OF SMOKING PROHIBITIONS
ARTICLE 19H: PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF TOBACCO
ARTICLE 19I: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN CITY PARK AND RECREATIONAL AREAS AND FARMERS' MARKETS
ARTICLE 19J: PROHIBITING PHARMACIES FROM SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19K: PROHIBITING SALES OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS ON PROPERTY OWNED BY OR UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 19L: PROHIBITING SMOKING AT CERTAIN OUTDOOR EVENTS
ARTICLE 19M: DISCLOSURE TO PROSPECTIVE RESIDENTIAL TENANTS OF WHETHER A UNIT IS SMOKE FREE OR SMOKING OPTIONAL, AND INFORMING EXISTING RESIDENTIAL TENANTS WHERE SMOKING IS OPTIONAL
ARTICLE 19N: ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES - RESTRICTIONS ON SALE AND USE
ARTICLE 19O: [SMOKELESS TOBACCO - USE PROHIBITED AT ATHLETIC VENUES]
ARTICLE 19P: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO PERSONS AGED 18, 19, OR 20
ARTICLE 19Q: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19R: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LACKING FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION PREMARKET APPROVAL
ARTICLE 19S: PROHIBITING THE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 20: ALKYL NITRITES
ARTICLE 21: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
ARTICLE 21A: RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 22: HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 22A: ANALYZING SOILS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE
ARTICLE 22B: CONSTRUCTION DUST CONTROL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 23: VIDEO DISPLAY TERMINAL WORKER SAFETY
ARTICLE 24: CHLOROFLUOROCARBON RECOVERY AND RECYCLING
ARTICLE 25: MEDICAL WASTE GENERATOR REGISTRATION, PERMITTING, INSPECTIONS AND FEES
ARTICLE 26: COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD POISONING INVESTIGATION, MANAGEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 27: HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM AGREEMENT
ARTICLE 28: MEDICAL CANNABIS USER AND PRIMARY CAREGIVER IDENTIFICATION CARDS
ARTICLE 29: LICENSING AND REGULATION OF MASSAGE PRACTITIONERS AND MASSAGE BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 30: REGULATION OF DIESEL BACKUP GENERATORS
ARTICLE 31: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 32: DISEASE PREVENTION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
ARTICLE 33: MEDICAL CANNABIS ACT
ARTICLE 34: HEALTHY PRODUCTS, HEALTHY CHILDREN ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 35: BIOLOGICAL AGENT DETECTORS
ARTICLE 36: CHILD COUGH AND COLD MEDICINE WARNING ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 37: TRANS FAT FREE RESTAURANT PROGRAM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: ENHANCED VENTILATION REQUIRED FOR URBAN INFILL SENSITIVE USE DEVELOPMENTS
ARTICLE 39: COMMERCIAL DOG WALKING
ARTICLE 40: SAFE BODY ART
ARTICLE 41: MENTAL HEALTH
ARTICLE 42: SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 43: SURPLUS MEDICATION REPOSITORY AND DISTRIBUTION
ARTICLE 45: CITY-OPERATED ADULT RESIDENTIAL FACILITY
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Municipal Elections Code
San Francisco Park Code
San Francisco Planning Code
San Francisco Zoning Maps
San Francisco Police Code
POLICE CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 1: PUBLIC NUISANCES
ARTICLE 1.1: REGULATING THE USE OF VEHICLES FOR HUMAN HABITATION
ARTICLE 1.2 DISCRIMINATION IN HOUSING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH MINOR CHILDREN
ARTICLE 1.3: TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON RENTAL INCREASES RENT ROLLBACK BASED UPON APRIL 15, 1979, RENTAL RATES AND REFUNDING ANY RENT INCREASES
ARTICLE 1.5: DISPLAY OF LIFE AND PROPERTY CONSERVATION DECALS
ARTICLE 2: DISORDERLY CONDUCT
ARTICLE 3: GAMES OF CHANCE
ARTICLE 4: PARADES
ARTICLE 4.5: FUNERAL PROCESSION ESCORTS
ARTICLE 5: OFFENSIVE POWDERS
ARTICLE 6: FRAUD AND DECEIT
ARTICLE 7: ANIMALS AND BIRDS
ARTICLE 7.1: HORSE-DRAWN VEHICLES
ARTICLE 8: MINORS
ARTICLE 9: MISCELLANEOUS CONDUCT REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 9.5: PROHIBITING OF PROFESSIONAL STRIKEBREAKERS
ARTICLE 9.6: REGULATIONS FOR SOLICITATION FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES
ARTICLE 10: REGULATIONS FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 10.1: REGULATING EXPOSURE OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CARTOONS OR DRAWINGS ON NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 10.2: REGULATION OF COMPUTER RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 11: REGULATIONS FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 11.1: COMMERCIAL DISPLAY OF DEAD HUMAN BODIES
ARTICLE 11.2: REGULATIONS FOR ADULT THEATERS AND ADULT BOOKSTORES PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 12: REGULATIONS FOR AUTOMOBILES
ARTICLE 13: MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS FOR PROFESSIONS AND TRADES
ARTICLE 13.1: JUNK DEALERS - PERMIT AND REGULATION
ARTICLE 13.2 BICYCLE MESSENGER BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.3: CAR RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.4: REDUCING RENTAL-CAR BURGLARIES
ARTICLE 14: LICENSES FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 15: LICENSES FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 15.1: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 15.2: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS FOR EXTENDED-HOURS PREMISES
ARTICLE 15.3: PROHIBITING NUDE PERFORMERS, WAITERS AND WAITRESSES
ARTICLE 15.4: ENCOUNTER STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.5: NUDE MODELS IN PUBLIC PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.6: ESCORT SERVICES
ARTICLE 15.7: EVENT PROMOTERS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATION OF CANNABIS
ARTICLE 17: MISCELLANEOUS LICENSE REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 17.1: REGULATIONS FOR FORTUNETELLING; PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 18: SAN FRANCISCO POLICE PISTOL RANGE
ARTICLE 19: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY
ARTICLE 20: REPRODUCING AND FURNISHING REPORTS
ARTICLE 22: CITATIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE HEALTH CODE AND POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 23: REGULATIONS FOR PORT AREA*
ARTICLE 24: REGULATING STREET ARTISTS*
ARTICLE 25: REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE PROTECTION AND SECURITY SERVICES*
ARTICLE 26: REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC BATH HOUSES
ARTICLE 27: REGULATIONS FOR MORTGAGE MODIFICATION CONSULTANTS
ARTICLE 28: REGULATIONS FOR PAWNBROKERS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 29: REGULATION OF NOISE
ARTICLE 30: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR DRIVERS
ARTICLE 30.1: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR FIRMS
ARTICLE 31: REGULATIONS FOR TEMPORARY HELIPORTS AND PERMIT PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 32: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING BINGO GAMES
ARTICLE 32A: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING POKER GAMES
ARTICLE 33: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, COLOR, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, PLACE OF BIRTH, SEX, AGE, RELIGION, CREED, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, WEIGHT, OR HEIGHT
ARTICLE 33A: PROHIBITION OF EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE WITH EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES AND REGULATIONS OF EMPLOYER DRUG TESTING OF EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33B: PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION BY CLUBS OR ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ARE NOT DISTINCTLY PRIVATE
ARTICLE 33C: DISPLACED WORKER PROTECTION
ARTICLE 33D: GROCERY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33E: HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33F: HOURS AND RETENTION PROTECTIONS FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33G: PREDICTABLE SCHEDULING AND FAIR TREATMENT FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33H: PAID PARENTAL LEAVE
ARTICLE 33I: LACTATION IN THE WORKPLACE
ARTICLE 33J: PARITY IN PAY
ARTICLE 34: REGULATIONS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS - PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 35: FIREARM STRICT LIABILITY ACT
ARTICLE 36: PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF A FIREARM WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OR DRUG, OR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WHILE UPON PUBLIC PREMISES SELLING OR SERVING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 36A: [SALE, MANUFACTURE, AND DISTRIBUTION OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION; POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS]
ARTICLE 36B: STORAGE OF FIREARMS IN MOTOR VEHICLES
ARTICLE 36C: PROHIBITION OF FIREARMS AT PUBLIC GATHERINGS
ARTICLE 37: POLICE EMERGENCY ALARM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF AIDS AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 39: PEDICABS
ARTICLE 40: DRUG FREE WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 41: PROHIBITING THE SALE OR POSSESSION OF REPLICA HYPODERMIC NEEDLES OR SYRINGES
ARTICLE 42: SALE AND DISPLAY OF AEROSOL PAINT CONTAINERS AND MARKER PENS
ARTICLE 42A: COLOR TIRES
ARTICLE 42B: MERCURY THERMOMETERS
ARTICLE 42D: SALE AND DISPLAY OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING HYDROFLUORIC ACID
ARTICLE 43: ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 44: CLOSED CAPTIONS ACTIVATION REQUIREMENT ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 45: FIREARMS AND WEAPONS VIOLENCE PREVENTION ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 46: PROHIBITING SELF-SERVICE MERCHANDISING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS EXCEPT IN PLACES TO WHICH MINORS HAVE NO ACCESS
ARTICLE 47: PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
ARTICLE 48: LASER POINTERS
ARTICLE 49: PROCEDURES FOR CONSIDERING ARRESTS AND CONVICTIONS AND RELATED INFORMATION IN EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING DECISIONS
ARTICLE 50: CRIMINAL HISTORY IN ADMISSION TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
ARTICLE 51: STORMWATER FLOOD RISK DISCLOSURE
ARTICLE 52: OCCUPANT'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE A COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES PROVIDER
ARTICLE 55: ACCEPTANCE OF CASH BY BRICK-AND-MORTAR BUSINESSES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Port Code
San Francisco Public Works Code
PUBLIC WORKS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE PUBLIC WORKS CODE
ARTICLE 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 2: PUBLIC CONTRACT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 2.1: PERMIT FEES AND OCCUPANCY ASSESSMENTS
ARTICLE 2.3: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 2.4: EXCAVATION IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY
ARTICLE 3: REGULATIONS IN REGARD TO WORKING CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 4: SEWERS
ARTICLE 4.1: INDUSTRIAL WASTE
ARTICLE 4.2. SEWER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 4.3: SEWERS
ARTICLE 5: STREET FLOWER MARKETS
ARTICLE 5.1: ANTI-LITTER RECEPTACLES
ARTICLE 5.2: TABLES AND CHAIRS IN PUBLIC SIDEWALK OR ROADWAY AREAS
ARTICLE 5.3: DISPLAY OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES OR NONFOOD MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 5.4: REGULATION OF NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 5.5: DISTRIBUTION OF FREE SAMPLE MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY
ARTICLE 5.6: POSTING OF SIGNS ON CITY-OWNED LAMP POSTS OR UTILITY POLES
ARTICLE 5.7: HANDBILL DISTRIBUTION ON PRIVATE PREMISES; DISPLAY OF BANNERS
ARTICLE 5.8: PERMIT REGULATIONS FOR MOBILE FOOD FACILITIES CONCERNING PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
ARTICLE 6: STREET IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 6.1: IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 7: MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS
ARTICLE 9: UNACCEPTED STREETS
ARTICLE 11: SPUR TRACKS
ARTICLE 13: ENGINEERING INSPECTION
ARTICLE 14: UNDERGROUND PIPES, WIRES AND CONDUITS
ARTICLE 15: MISCELLANEOUS
ARTICLE 16: URBAN FORESTRY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 16.1: TREE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
ARTICLE 17: CONTROL OF DUMPS DISPOSING OF MATERIALS FROM CONSTRUCTION OR DEMOLITION
ARTICLE 18: UTILITY FACILITIES
ARTICLE 19: PUBLIC TELEPHONE BOOTHS ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 20: PROHIBITED BICYCLE ACTIONS AND TRANSACTIONS
ARTICLE 21: RESTRICTION OF USE OF POTABLE WATER FOR SOIL COMPACTION AND DUST CONTROL ACTIVITIES
ARTICLE 22: RECLAIMED WATER USE
ARTICLE 23: GRAFFITI REMOVAL AND ABATEMENT
ARTICLE 24: SHOPPING CARTS
ARTICLE 25: PERSONAL WIRELESS SERVICE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 26*: ILLEGAL DUMPING
ARTICLE 27: SURFACE-MOUNTED FACILITIES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Subdivision Code
San Francisco Transportation Code
San Francisco Building Inspection Commission (BIC) Codes
Comprehensive Ordinance List
CHAPTER 39:
[RIGHT TO RETURN TO REVITALIZED PUBLIC HOUSING]
 
Application.
Intent and Purpose.
Definitions.
Requirements for Agreements for Financial Assistance; Right to Return to a Revitalized Housing Development.
Appeals.
Application of Other Laws.
Enforceability.
City Undertaking Limited to Promotion of General Welfare.
No Conflict with State or Federal Law; Severability.
 
Editor's Note:
   The bracketed title of this Chapter was provided by the editor as a convenience for the user and is not an official part of this Code.
SEC. 39.1.  APPLICATION.
   This Chapter shall apply as a condition of receipt of any Financial Assistance to be provided by the City to a Public Housing Development Project located within the City.
(Added by Ord. 227-12, File No. 120812, App. 11/7/2012, Eff. 12/7/2012)
(Former Sec. 39.1 added by Ord. 401-96, App. 10/21/96; amended by Ord. 274-97, App. 7/3/97; repealed by Ord. 171-03, File No. 030422, App. 7/3/2003)
SEC. 39.2.  INTENT AND PURPOSE.
   (a)   It is the intent and purpose of the City to expressly give public housing households a right to revitalized housing after temporary relocation or displacement as a result of a Public Housing Development Project so long as the household is not in eviction processes, having been duly and properly served with a summons and complaint by the SFHA or its agents, or has not been evicted from a unit that is managed by the SFHA or its agents. To further such purpose, it is the intent of the City that, upon notification of eligibility for a revitalized housing unit, the household shall not be subject to any additional screening by the landlord or someone acting under the landlord’s authority.
   (b)   Additionally, it is the intent and purpose of the City to protect the relocation rights of such households. To further such purpose, it is the intent of the City to require that any relocation plans produced by the project sponsor of a Public Housing Development Project must be reviewed by the City department providing the Financial Assistance, as well as to establish the San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board as an independent third party to review relocation claims and make advisory recommendations thereon to the SFHA for its final determination. This Chapter 39 shall be construed consistent with the intent and purpose as stated in this Section 39.2, and in accordance with applicable state and federal law.
   (c)   HOPE SF, the City’s signature anti-poverty and equity initiative, is committed to breaking intergenerational patterns related to the insidious impacts of trauma and poverty, and to creating economic and social opportunities for current and former public housing residents through deep investments in education, economic mobility, health, and safety. The HOPE SF master plans consist of a mixed-use, mixed-income development with several different components: (1) construction of public infrastructure; (2) demolition and one-for-one replacement of all public housing units; (3) development of new private affordable housing on affordable parcels; (4) development of private residential projects on market rate parcels; and (5) development of community improvements (e.g., open space areas, community facilities). In addition to protecting the relocation rights of current HOPE SF residents, it is critical to minimize permanent displacement of former HOPE SF residents and provide an opportunity for both current and former HOPE SF residents to live in and benefit from their revitalized community. Therefore, it is a necessary and important public purpose for the City to provide current and former HOPE SF residents of a Former Public Housing Development a right to, and the highest priority for, an affordable housing unit or other financially subsidized unit in a revitalized housing development under HOPE SF.
(Added by Ord. 227-12 , File No. 120812, App. 11/7/2012, Eff. 12/7/2012; amended by Ord. 287-19, File No. 191000, App. 12/20/2019, Eff. 1/20/2020)
(Former Sec. 39.2 added by Ord. 401-96, App. 10/21/96; amended by Ord. 274-97, App. 7/3/97; Ord. 361-98, App. 12/11/98; Ord. 2-00, File No. 992000, App. 1/13/2000; repealed by Ord. 171-03, File No. 030422, App. 7/3/2003)
SEC. 39.3.  DEFINITIONS.
   As used in this Chapter 39, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
   “Agreement” means any contract with the City for the provision of Financial Assistance for a Public Housing Development Project.
   “City” means the City and County of San Francisco.
   “Community Redevelopment Law or CRL” means Cal. Health & Safety Code § 33000 et seq.
   “Current Household(s)” means a lawful household, including each member of the household, that occupies a Public Housing Unit in an Existing Public Housing Development on the Initiation Date or a Temporary Relocation Unit. For purposes of this Chapter 39, each lawful tenant within a household of a Public Housing Unit or Temporary Relocation Unit shall be treated as a single household and shall not have rights to separate Replacement Units. Current Households do not include any Former HOPE SF Households.
   “Existing Public Housing Development” means an existing development of Public Housing Units that will be demolished, disposed of, removed, and/or converted, in whole or in part, in connection with a Public Housing Development Project.
   “Financial Assistance” means the provision of any federal, state, or local public funds that are administered, allocated, or committed by the City to SFHA, another public entity, private developer, and/or any agents, managers or partners of such entities in connection with a Public Housing Development Project.
   “Former HOPE SF Household” means any household of a Former Public Housing Development that has permanently moved off-site from such Former Public Housing Development and is qualified by MOHCD under the eligibility requirements set forth in Section 39.4(b)(2). Former HOPE SF Households do not include any Current Household.
   “Former Public Housing Development” means Public Housing Units that have been demolished, disposed of, removed, and/or converted, in whole or in part, in connection with a Revitalized Housing Development.
   “Initiation Date” is the date of the first notice of eligibility for relocation benefits in connection with a Public Housing Development Project.
   “Member of a Current Household” means any member or former member of a Current Household who is not the head of the household or individually entitled to a Replacement Unit as of the Initiation Date.
   “MOHCD” means the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development.
   “New Development” means a residential and/or mixed use development that is developed under federal regulations to replace an Existing Public Housing Development in connection with a Public Housing Development Project or Revitalized Housing Development.
   “Off-Site Replacement Unit” means a Replacement Unit subject to a housing assistance payment contract with SFHA and constructed off-site from a Revitalized Housing Development.
   “Public Housing Development Project” means a development or redevelopment project that:
      (1)   involves the demolition, disposition, removal, revitalization, rehabilitation, and/or conversion, in whole or in part, of an Existing Public Housing Development;
      (2)   involves the relocation of Current Household(s) in connection therewith; and
      (3)   as a result of such activities, is required to comply with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisitions Policies Act, 42 U.S.C. § 4601 et seq. and the implementing regulations issued by the Department of Transportation at 49 CFR part 24.
   “Public Housing Unit” means a public housing dwelling unit as defined in the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended (42 U.S.C. § 1437) and any regulations adopted in connection therewith, and that is owned and operated by SFHA in the City.
   “Relocation Assistance Laws” means any and all federal, state, and local relocation assistance laws that may be applicable to a Public Housing Development Project, including but not limited to, the California Relocation Assistance Law, Cal. Govt. Code § 7260 et seq.; Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisitions Policies Act, 42 U.S.C. § 4601 et seq.; the Housing and Community Development Act, 42 U.S.C. § 5301 et seq.; the United States Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1437 and all regulations, guidelines, and/or HUD Handbooks adopted in connection with each; and this Chapter 39.
   “Rent Board” means the San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board.
   “Replacement Housing Laws” means any and all federal, state, and local replacement housing laws that may be applicable to a Public Housing Development Project, including but not limited to, the Community Redevelopment Law, Cal. Health & Safety Code § 33000 et seq.; the Housing and Community Development Act, 42 U.S.C. § 5301 et seq.; and all regulations, guidelines, and/or HUD Handbooks or Notices adopted in connection with each; and this Chapter.
   “Replacement Unit(s)” means a comparable Public Housing Unit or other comparable residential unit that is developed under federal regulations stated in 24 CFR Part 941, 24 CFR 970, or 24 CFR 972 to replace a Public Housing Unit that is demolished, disposed of, removed, revitalized, rehabilitated, or converted as a result of a Public Housing Development Project.
   “Revitalized Housing Development” means a development that transforms the site of an Existing Public Housing Development Project within the Hunters View, Alice Griffith, Sunnydale, or Potrero HOPE SF communities into a new mixed-income community which at completion includes replacement of units at such Existing Public Housing Development Project, additional Tax Credit Units, and, where applicable, market-rate units.
   “SFHA” means the San Francisco Housing Authority, a public body, corporate and politic, organized and existing under the California Housing Authorities Law (Cal. Health & Saf. Code § 34200 et seq.).
   “Tax Credit Unit” means an affordable rental housing unit financed with federal low income housing tax credits, in whole or in part, as part of a Revitalized Housing Development.
   “Temporary Relocation Unit” means a rental unit for the purpose of temporarily housing a Current Household as necessary during any phase of a Revitalized Housing Development, including, but not limited to, (1) a Public Housing Unit in like new condition that is less than five years old, (2) a Public Housing Unit refurbished to like new condition, or (3) other rental unit under a housing assistance payment contract with SFHA authorized under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended.
(Added by Ord. 227-12 , File No. 120812, App. 11/7/2012, Eff. 12/7/2012; amended by Ord. 287-19, File No. 191000, App. 12/20/2019, Eff. 1/20/2020)
(Former Sec. 39.3 added by Ord. 401-96, App. 10/21/96; amended by Ord. 274-97, App. 7/3/97; repealed by Ord. 171-03, File No. 030422, App. 7/3/2003)
SEC. 39.4.  REQUIREMENTS FOR AGREEMENTS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE; RIGHT TO RETURN TO A REVITALIZED HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.
   Every officer and employee of the City shall include in any Agreement a provision requiring the recipient of the Financial Assistance, as a condition of receiving the Financial Assistance, to provide (i) Current Households with a Replacement Unit as provided in subsection (a)(1) and a review of relocation plans as provided in subsection (a)(2), (ii) Former HOPE SF Households with a priority to apply for and occupy a Replacement Unit at a Revitalized Housing Development as provided in subsection (b), or (iii) Current Households, Member of a Current Household, or Former HOPE SF Households with a priority to apply for and occupy a Tax Credit Unit at a Revitalized Housing Development as provided in subsection (c). In addition, the recipient of the Financial Assistance shall be required as a condition of receiving the Financial Assistance, to include these requirements in any contract with SFHA regarding the Public Housing Development Project. Every officer and employee of the City who enters into such Agreement shall confer with the City Attorney’s Office in drafting and negotiating the provisions thereof in order to implement these requirements, including the provision of appropriate remedies for violation of the Agreement.
   (a)   Right to Replacement Unit. Subject to Section 39.4(a)(1), all Current Households whose tenancy at the Existing Public Housing Development Project was not lawfully terminated prior to or after the Initiation Date, unless such lawful termination was done pursuant to the relocation plan in connection with the Public Housing Development Project, shall have a right to, and the highest priority for, a Replacement Unit at the New Development or, if applicable, for an Offff-Siteite1 Replacement Unit. As part of a Revitalized Housing Development, any Current Household that moves to a Temporary Relocation Unit shall retain the right to an on-site Replacement Unit at such Revitalized Housing Development as a Current Household and is not considered a Former HOPE SF Household under Section 39.4(b).
      (1)   Eligibility and Screening Criteria. Current Households shall be deemed eligible for a Replacement Unit, and shall not be subjected to any eligibility or screening criteria for a Replacement Unit other than income eligibility restrictions that may apply to a suitable Replacement Unit due to a subsidy affecting the unit.
      (2)   Review of Relocation Plan. The recipient of Financial Assistance shall obtain a review by the City department providing the Financial Assistance of any relocation plan drafted for a Public Housing Development Project. The recipient of Financial Assistance shall present the proposed relocation plan to the applicable City department at least 30 days prior to adoption and request that the City department submit comments regarding the plan or policy in the form of a memorandum to the entity responsible for adopting the final plan. If the City department decides not to take a position or does not seek to provide comment, it shall issue a memorandum to the appropriate entity stating as such.
   (b)   Former HOPE SF Household Right to Return to a Replacement Unit.
      (1)   Priority for Replacement Units. After all Current Households have had the opportunity to occupy available Replacement Units completed during any phase of a Revitalized Housing Development, eligible Former HOPE SF Households shall have the right to return to a Revitalized Housing Development from where they moved from and priority for occupancy of an available Replacement Unit located at such Revitalized Housing Development over any and all lists maintained by MOHCD, SFHA, or any other public agency. A Former HOPE SF Household may exercise its right to return to the Revitalized Housing Development where it moved from by submitting an application to rent any available Replacement Unit that is not needed to permanently house a Current Household.
      (2)   Eligibility. MOHCD shall establish and administer a process for a household to verify the household’s status as a “Former HOPE SF Household” that, at a minimum, shall require a household to provide written, verifiable documentation of the following: (A) each Former HOPE SF Household shall satisfy the affordable housing and/or financial requirements applicable to the Replacement Unit, as approved by MOHCD and/or SFHA, as applicable; and (B) proof of residency at a Former Public Housing Development, in MOHCD’s reasonable discretion, including, without limitation, at least one of the following: (i) landline phone bills, (ii) cable or internet bills, (iii) paystubs, (iv) benefits records, including health insurance, (v) school records, (vi) letter from SFHA verifying residency, (vii) lease with the household as tenant, (viii) City identification card; or (ix) other evidence sufficient to establish, in MOHCD’s reasonable discretion, that the household resided at a Former Public Housing Development. Upon accepting and occupying a Replacement Unit using the priority under this Section 39.4(b), a Former HOPE SF Household shall no longer be eligible for a priority under this Section 39.4(b).
   (c)   Priority for Tax Credit Units.
      (1)   Tax Credit Units. Any Current Household, Member of a Current Household, or Former HOPE SF Household shall have priority to remain in or return to, as applicable, a Revitalized Housing Development and the highest priority for occupancy of any available Tax Credit Unit over any priorities related to Tax Credit Units, all affordable housing preferences under Administrative Code Chapter 47, and/or all lists maintained by MOHCD, SFHA, or any other public agency.
      (2)   Eligibility. MOHCD shall establish and administer a process for a household to verify the household’s status as a resident of a Former Public Housing Development as a Current Household, Member of a Current Household, or a Former HOPE SF Household that, at a minimum, shall require a household to provide written, verifiable documentation of the following: (A) Each household shall satisfy the affordable housing and/or financial requirements applicable to a Tax Credit Unit, as approved by MOHCD; and (B) each household shall provide sufficient evidence of residency, in MOHCD’s reasonable discretion, at a Former Public Housing Development, including, without limitation, at least one of the following: (i) landline phone bills, (ii) cable or internet bills, (iii) pay stubs, (iv) benefits records, including health insurance, (v) school records, (vi) letter from SFHA verifying residency, (vii) Member of a Current Household listed under a lease with SFHA, (viii) City identification card; or (ix) other evidence sufficient to establish, in MOHCD’s reasonable discretion, that the household resided at a Former Public Housing Development. Upon a household accepting and occupying a Tax Credit Unit using the priority under this Section 39.4(c), such household shall no longer be eligible for a priority under this Section 39.4(c).
   (d)   Implementation. MOHCD shall implement the priorities of this Section 39.4 by developing procedures and amending its applicable regulations or policies. The requirements of this subsection (d) are directory rather than mandatory. For purposes of this Chapter 39, a household has the burden of proof to demonstrate that it is eligible as a Former HOPE SF Household or Member of a Current Household. If a household disputes MOHCD’s determination that it does not qualify as a Former HOPE Household or Member of a Current Household, such household shall have the right to a hearing conducted by a Rent Board Administrative Law Judge (as defined in Administrative Code Section 37.2(f)), with MOHCD as the responding party.
(Added by Ord. 227-12 , File No. 120812, App. 11/7/2012, Eff. 12/7/2012; amended by Ord. 287-19, File No. 191000, App. 12/20/2019, Eff. 1/20/2020)
(Former Sec. 39.4 added by Ord. 401-96, App. 10/21/96; amended by Ord. 274-97, App. 7/3/97; repealed by Ord. 171-03, File No. 030422, App. 7/3/2003)
CODIFICATION NOTE
1.   So in Ord. 287-19.
SEC. 39.5.  APPEALS.
   (a)   For all Public Housing Development Projects, the Rent Board shall be the independent third party to review relocation claims and make advisory recommendations thereon to the SFHA for its final determination. In reviewing the claim and making recommendations to the SFHA, the Rent Board shall be guided by the provisions of the Appeals/Grievance Procedure established as part of the adopted relocation plan for the Public Housing Development Project. The review and advisory recommendation process for all claims submitted under this Section 39.5 shall consist of a hearing conducted by a Rent Board Administrative Law Judge (as defined in Administrative Code Section 37.2(f)) and a written advisory recommendation from the Administrative Law Judge to the SFHA.
   (b)   The project sponsor for a Public Housing Development Project will be billed time and materials for any administrative costs that the Rent Board or any other City entity incurs in reviewing relocation claims under this Chapter.
(Added by Ord. 227-12, File No. 120812, App. 11/7/2012, Eff. 12/7/2012)
(Former Sec. 39.5 added by Ord. 401-96, App. 10/21/96; amended by Ord. 274-97, App. 7/3/97; Ord. 231-99, File No. 991246, App. 8/20/99; Ord. 2-00, File No. 992000, App. 1/13/2000; repealed by Ord. 171-03, File No. 030422, App. 7/3/2003)
SEC. 39.6.  APPLICATION OF OTHER LAWS.
   Nothing in this Chapter is intended to limit the rights of Public Housing households that may exist pursuant to other state, federal, or local laws.
(Added by Ord. 227-12, File No. 120812, App. 11/7/2012, Eff. 12/7/2012)
(Former Sec. 39.6 added by Ord. 401-96, App. 10/21/96; amended by Ord. 274-97, App. 7/3/97; Ord. 231-99, File No. 991246, App. 8/20/99; Ord. 2-00, File No. 992000, App. 1/13/2000; repealed by Ord. 171-03, File No. 030422, App. 7/3/2003)
SEC. 39.7.  ENFORCEABILITY.
   This Chapter shall be enforceable by the City and any beneficially interested person. Any enforcement action shall be limited to injunctive relief, including specific performance. As set forth in Section 39.8, there shall be no monetary damages for any violation of this Chapter.
(Added by Ord. 227-12, File No. 120812, App. 11/7/2012, Eff. 12/7/2012)
(Former Sec. 39.7 added by Ord. 401-96, App. 10/21/96; amended by Ord. 274-97, App. 7/3/97; Ord. 2-00, File No. 992000, App. 1/13/2000; repealed by Ord. 171-03, File No. 030422, App. 7/3/2003)
SEC. 39.8.  CITY UNDERTAKING LIMITED TO PROMOTION OF GENERAL WELFARE.
   In undertaking the adoption and enforcement of this Chapter, this City is assuming an undertaking only to promote the general welfare. It is not assuming, nor is it imposing on its officers and employees or on any other person or entity, including but not limited to the SFHA, an obligation for breach of which it is liable in money damages to any person who claims that such breach proximately caused injury.
(Added by Ord. 227-12, File No. 120812, App. 11/7/2012, Eff. 12/7/2012)
(Former Sec. 39.8 added by Ord. 401-96, App. 10/21/96; amended by Ord. 274-97, App. 7/3/97; Ord. 361-98, App. 12/11/98; Ord. 2-00, File No. 992000, App. 1/13/2000; repealed by Ord. 171-03. File No, 030422, App. 7/3/2003)
SEC. 39.9.  NO CONFLICT WITH STATE OR FEDERAL LAW; SEVERABILITY.
   (a)   This Chapter shall be construed so as not to conflict with applicable federal or State laws, rules or regulations, including but not limited to the Relocation Assistance Laws and Replacement Housing Laws. Nothing in this Chapter shall authorize any City agency to impose any duties or obligations in conflict with limitations on municipal authority established by federal law at the time such agency action is taken.
   (b)   If any section, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this Chapter is for any reason held to be unconstitutional, invalid or ineffective by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity or effectiveness of the remaining portions of this Chapter. The Board of Supervisors declares that it would have passed each section, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this Chapter irrespective of the fact that any portion of this Chapter could be declared unconstitutional. invalid or ineffective.
(Added by Ord. 227-12, File No. 120812, App. 11/7/2012, Eff. 12/7/2012)
(Former Sec. 39.9 added by Ord. 274-97, App. 7/3/97; repealed by Ord. 171-03, File No. 030422, App. 7/3/2003)
SEC. 39.10.
(Added by Ord. 274-97, App. 7/3/97; repealed by Ord. 171-03, File No. 030422, App. 7/3/2003)