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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 41B:
COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ACT
 
Findings and Purpose.
Definitions.
“Sale of a Multi-Family Residential Building” Defined.
Qualified Nonprofits.
General Provisions.
Right of First Offer.
Right of First Refusal.
Preservation as Rent-Restricted Affordable Housing; Tenant Protections.
Incentives.
Enforcement.
Implementation.
Undertaking for the General Welfare.
Construction with Other Laws.
Severability.
 
SEC. 41B.1.  FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.
   (a)   The City faces a severe and continuing housing crisis. Many City residents are unable to obtain or retain affordable housing.
   (b)   This crisis has profoundly negative effects on the City. It causes dislocation, which frays the social ties that bind our neighborhoods and communities together. It forces vulnerable residents to leave their home, the City, for new communities where they are strangers. And it contributes to homelessness—which is itself a severe and continuing crisis in the City.
   (c)   The City’s housing crisis is caused, in large part, by a shortage of affordable rental housing. The creation and preservation of such housing is therefore of paramount public concern.
   (d)   One obstacle to the creation and preservation of affordable rental housing is rapid turnover in the City’s real estate market. Nonprofit organizations seeking to create and
preserve affordable housing may be willing and able to pay market prices to purchase residential buildings for sale, but nevertheless find themselves unable to purchase such buildings before they leave the market. Nonprofit organizations serving the broader public interest must often move more deliberately and borrow purchase money from non-traditional lenders in such real estate transactions than private entities concerned solely with profit.
   (e)   The purpose of this Chapter 41B (which may be referred to as the “Community Opportunity to Purchase Act”) is to enhance nonprofit organizations’ ability to purchase multi-family residential buildings, at market prices, within a reasonable period of time, and to thereby promote the creation and preservation of affordable rental housing.
   (f)   This Chapter 41B is intended to complement existing anti-displacement and preservation programs administered by the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (the “Agency”). In particular, this Chapter is intended to complement the Small Sites Program and Preservation and Seismic Safety (“PASS”) program.
      (1)   The Small Sites Program was created to establish and protect long-term affordable housing in smaller properties throughout the City, particularly at sites were1 market pressures may otherwise result in tenant evictions and rising rents. By January 2019, the Small Sites Program had empowered local nonprofit housing organizations to preserve 28 buildings, containing 205 residential units and 13 commercial spaces.
      (2)   The PASS program provides low-cost, long-term senior financing to fund the acquisition, rehabilitation, seismic retrofitting, and preservation of affordable multi-family housing, funded through bond revenues previously approved by City voters. It is anticipated that the PASS program will preserve up to 1,400 units of affordable housing in the City.
(Added by Ord. 79-19, File No. 181212, App. 5/3/2019, Eff. 6/3/2019)
CODIFICATION NOTE
1.   So in Ord. 79-19.
SEC. 41B.2.  DEFINITIONS.
   For purposes of this Chapter 41B, the following definitions apply:
   “Agency” means the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, or any successor agency, department, or office.
   “Area Median Income” means the Unadjusted Area Median Income published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the geographic area that includes the City.
   “City” means the City and County of San Francisco.
   “Fee Interest” means ownership of real property in fee simple absolute.
   “Multi-Family Residential Building,” or “Building,” means any privately-owned real property in San Francisco improved with three or more residential rental units (whether or not the property also includes non-residential uses), any privately-owned real property on which three or more residential units are under construction, and any privately-owned vacant lot on which the Planning Code and other applicable laws would permit the construction of three or more residential rental units.
   “Notice of Special Restrictions” means an agreement executed by a Qualified Nonprofit and recorded against a Multi-Family Residential Building Purchased by such Qualified Nonprofit, substantially in the form published by the Agency.
   “Purchase of a Multi-Family Residential Building,” or “Purchase,” means to acquire any interest that is transferred pursuant to the Sale of a Multi-Family Residential Building.
   “Purchaser” means the individual, individuals, entity, or entities engaged, or seeking to engage, in the Purchase of a Multi-Family Residential Building.
   “Sale of a Multi-Family Residential Building,” or “Sale,” is defined in Section 41B.3.
   “Sell” means to engage in the Sale of a Multi-Family Residential Building.
   “Seller” means the individual, individuals, entity, or entities engaged, or seeking to engage, in the Sale of a Multi-Family Residential Building.
   “Qualified Nonprofit” is defined in Section 41B.4(a).
(Added by Ord. 79-19, File No. 181212, App. 5/3/2019, Eff. 6/3/2019)
SEC. 41B.3.  "SALE OF A MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING" DEFINED.
   (a)   General Definition. As used in this Chapter 41B, “Sale of a Multi-Family Residential Building,” or “Sale,” means any of the following:
      (1)   The transfer, in exchange for money or any other thing of economic value, of a present interest in the Multi-Family Residential Building, including beneficial use, where the value of the present interest is the Fee Interest in the Multi-Family Residential Building, or substantially equal to the value of that Fee Interest;
      (2)   If an interest in the Multi-Family Residential Building is held by a trust, the transfer, in exchange for money or any other thing of economic value, of a beneficial interest in the trust, where the value of the beneficial interest in the trust is substantially equal to the value of the Fee Interest of the Multi-Family Residential Building; or
      (3)   If an interest substantially equal to the value of the Fee Interest of the Multi-Family Residential Building is held by any kind of corporate entity or partnership (including, but not limited to, a corporation, limited liability company, general partnership, limited partnership, or limited liability partnership), and if that interest is substantially equal in value to the total value of assets held by the corporate entity or partnership, the transfer, in exchange for money or any other thing of economic value, of a controlling interest in the corporate entity or partnership.
   (b)   Multiple Owners. For purposes of this Section 41B.3, in any instance in which multiple entities (whether those entities are natural persons, trusts, corporate entities, partnerships, or any other kind of entity, or any combination of different kinds of entities) hold interests in a Multi-Family Residential Building, the transfer of multiple interests by or in those entities shall be considered the transfer of a single interest, if the transfers are made in connection with substantially the same transaction or set of transactions.
   (c)   Exclusions. Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b), “Sale of a Multi-Family Residential Building,” or “Sale,” does not include any of the following:
      (1)   Any transfer made under a mortgage, deed of trust, or deed in lieu of foreclosure;
      (2)   Any transfer made in connection with any bankruptcy proceeding (including, but not limited to, any transfer made by a bankruptcy trustee);
      (3)   Any transfer of an interest in real property held by the Federal government, by the State government, or by any special district created by State law (including, but not limited to, any transfer of any such interest held because of a taxpayer’s nonpayment of tax);
      (4)   Any transfer by devise or intestacy, or any other transfer made in connection with a bona fide effort to pass an interest in real property to one’s devisees or heirs (including, but not limited to, such transfers made in connection with a living trust); or
      (5)   Any transfer between or among spouses, domestic partners, siblings (including, but not limited to, half-siblings, step-siblings, and adoptive siblings), parents (including, but not limited to, step-parents and adoptive parents) or guardians and their children, grandparents and their grandchildren, aunts or uncles and their nieces or nephews, great-aunts or great-uncles and their grand-nieces or grand-nephews, or first or second cousins, or any combination thereof.
      (6)   Any transfer of an interest in a Multi-Family Residential Building income-restricted at or below an average of 80% of Area Median Income for a minimum of 10 years, if such transfer is to an entity controlled by a California public benefit corporation, and that entity also participates in the management, direction, or control of the Building.
(Added by Ord. 79-19, File No. 181212, App. 5/3/2019, Eff. 6/3/2019)
SEC. 41B.4.  QUALIFIED NONPROFITS.
   (a)   Annual Selection of Qualified Nonprofits. The Agency shall establish a process for certifying nonprofit organizations that meet the following criteria:
      (1)   The organization is a bona fide nonprofit, as evidenced by the fact that it is exempt from federal income tax under 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3);
      (2)   The organization has demonstrated a commitment to the provision of affordable housing for low- and moderate-income City residents, and to preventing the displacement of such residents;
      (3)   The organization has demonstrated a commitment to community engagement, as evidenced by relationships with neighborhood-based organizations or tenant counseling organizations;
      (4)   The organization has demonstrated the capacity (including, but not limited to, the legal and financial capacity) to effectively acquire and manage residential real property at multiple locations in the City; and
      (5)   The organization has, within the previous five years, acquired or partnered with another housing development organization to acquire at least two residential buildings using funding provided by the Agency, or has acquired or partnered with another nonprofit organization to acquire at least two residential buildings under this Chapter 41B.
      Nonprofit organizations that the Agency certifies as having met these criteria shall be known as “Qualified Nonprofits.” An organization’s certification as a Qualified Nonprofit shall be valid for three years. The Agency shall solicit new applications for Qualified Nonprofit status at least once each calendar year, at which time existing Qualified Nonprofits shall be eligible to apply for renewed certification as Qualified Nonprofits. In the absence of new information raising doubts about whether the organization qualifies as a Qualified Nonprofit, an existing Qualified Nonprofit’s application for renewed certification as a Qualified Nonprofit shall be routinely and swiftly granted.
   (b)   Existence and Publication of Qualified Nonprofits List. The Agency shall publish on its website, and make available upon request, a list of Qualified Nonprofits. In addition to such other information as the Agency may include, this list shall include contact information for each Qualified Nonprofit. This contact information shall include, but need not be limited to, a mailing address, an e-mail address that the Qualified Nonprofit monitors regularly, and a telephone number.
   (c)   Disqualification of Qualified Nonprofits. The Agency shall promptly investigate any complaint alleging that a Qualified Nonprofit has failed to comply with this Chapter 41B. If, after providing the Qualified Nonprofit with notice and opportunity to be heard, the Agency determines that a nonprofit organization listed as a Qualified Nonprofit has failed to comply with this Chapter, the Agency may suspend or revoke that nonprofit organization’s certification as a Qualified Nonprofit.
(Added by Ord. 79-19, File No. 181212, App. 5/3/2019, Eff. 6/3/2019)
SEC. 41B.5.  GENERAL PROVISIONS.
   (a)   First Right to Purchase Conferred. This Chapter 41B shall be construed to confer upon each Qualified Nonprofit a first right to purchase any Multi-Family Residential Building for Sale in the City. This first right to purchase shall consist of both a right of first offer, as set forth in Section 41B.6, and a right of first refusal, as set forth in Section 41B.7.
   (b)   Confidential Information Protected. Any information obtained from a Seller by a Qualified Nonprofit under this Chapter 41B—including, but not limited to, disclosures made under Section 41B.6(c) and (e), and terms and conditions of an offer of Sale made under Section 41B.7(b)—shall be kept confidential to the maximum extent permitted by law, except that a Qualified Nonprofit may, if otherwise permitted by law, share such information with other Qualified Nonprofits to facilitate Qualified Nonprofits’ exercise of the rights conferred by this Chapter. Nothing in this Chapter permits or requires the disclosure of information where such disclosure is otherwise prohibited by law.
   (c)   Preexisting Rights Unaffected. This Chapter 41B shall not be construed to impair any contract, or affect any property interest held by anyone other than the Seller of a Multi-Family Residential Building (including, but not limited to, any interest held under a mortgage, deed of trust, or other security interest; any option to purchase; or any right of first offer or right of first refusal), in existence before the effective date of this Chapter.
(Added by Ord. 79-19, File No. 181212, App. 5/3/2019, Eff. 6/3/2019)
SEC. 41B.6.  RIGHT OF FIRST OFFER.
   (a)   General Construction. This Section 41B.6 shall be construed to confer upon each Qualified Nonprofit a right of first offer with respect to any Multi-Family Residential Building for Sale in the City, as set forth in this Section.
   (b)   Opportunity for Qualified Nonprofits to Submit Offers. Before the Seller of a Multi-Family Residential Building may offer that Building for Sale to any Purchaser other than a Qualified Nonprofit, or otherwise solicit any offer to Purchase that Building from any Purchaser other than a Qualified Nonprofit, the Seller shall notify each Qualified Nonprofit, via e-mail, of its intent to Sell the Building, and shall provide each Qualified Nonprofit with an opportunity to make an offer to Purchase the Building as set forth in subsections (d)–(f). The Seller shall submit this notification on the same calendar day and, to the extent possible, at the same time, to each of the e-mail addresses included on the Agency’s list of Qualified Nonprofits pursuant to Section 41B.4(b).
   (c)   Related Disclosures. When the Seller, pursuant to subsection (b), notifies each Qualified Nonprofit, via e-mail, of its intent to sell a Multi-Family Residential Building, the Seller shall also provide each Qualified Nonprofit with the following information:
      (1)   The number of rental units in the Building;
      (2)   The address or location of each rental unit; and
      (3)   The rate of rent due for each unit.
   (d)   Time for Qualified Nonprofits to Express Interest. No later than 11:59 p.m. on the fifth full calendar day after a Seller has, pursuant to subsection (b), notified each Qualified Nonprofit, via e-mail, of its intent to Sell a Multi-Family Residential Building, each Qualified Nonprofit shall notify the Seller and every other Qualified Nonprofit, via e-mail, as to whether or not the Qualified Nonprofit wishes to further consider whether to make an offer to Purchase the Building. If, after 11:59 p.m. on the fifth full calendar day after a Seller has notified each Qualified Nonprofit of its intent to Sell the Building, no Qualified Nonprofit has notified the Seller that it wishes to further consider whether to make an offer to Purchase the Building, the Seller may immediately proceed to offer the Building for Sale to, and to solicit offers of Purchase from, prospective Purchasers other than Qualified Nonprofits, subject to the right of first refusal set forth in Section 41B.7. If, at or before 11:59 p.m. on the fifth full calendar day after a Seller has notified each Qualified Nonprofit of its intent to Sell the Building, each Qualified Nonprofit has notified the Seller that the Qualified Nonprofit does not wish to further consider whether to make an offer to Purchase the Building, the Seller may likewise immediately offer the Building for Sale to, and solicit offers of Purchase from, prospective Purchasers other than Qualified Nonprofits, subject to the right of first refusal set forth in Section 41B.7.
   (e)   Additional Disclosures. If, no later than 11:59 p.m. on the fifth full calendar day after a Seller has notified each Qualified Nonprofit of its intent to Sell a Multi-Family Residential Building, any Qualified Nonprofit has, consistent with subsection (d), notified the Seller that the Qualified Nonprofit wishes to further consider whether to make an offer to Purchase the Building, the Seller shall disclose to each such Qualified Nonprofit, via e-mail, the name or names of any tenant or tenants in each rental unit of the Building, as well as any available contact information for each tenant.
   (f)   Time for Qualified Nonprofits to Make Offer. Upon receipt, via e-mail, of the disclosures described in subsection (e), each such Qualified Nonprofit (that is, each Qualified Nonprofit that has, consistent with subsection (d), notified the Seller that the Qualified Nonprofit wishes to further consider whether to make an offer to Purchase the Building) shall have 25 additional calendar days to decide whether to make an offer to Purchase the Building, and to submit any such offer to the Seller. Any such offer of Purchase shall be presumed to be contingent upon the Qualified Nonprofit’s ability to conduct due diligence and secure financing in a manner consistent with subsection (g), unless the Seller and the Qualified Nonprofit expressly agree otherwise in writing.
   (g)   Seller Free to Accept or Reject Offer. The Seller is free to accept or reject any offer of Purchase submitted by a Qualified Nonprofit under subsection (e). Any such acceptance or rejection shall be communicated in writing. If the Seller rejects all such offers of Purchase, or if the 25-day period described in subsection (e) has elapsed and no Qualified Nonprofit has submitted an offer of Purchase, the Seller may immediately offer the Building for Sale to, and solicit offers of Purchase from, prospective Purchasers other than Qualified Nonprofits, subject to the right of first refusal set forth in Section 41B.7.
   (h)   Seller’s Acceptance of Offer. If the Seller accepts an offer of Purchase submitted by a Qualified Nonprofit, the Qualified Nonprofit shall have 60 days to conduct due diligence and secure financing related to the Purchase, unless the Seller and the Qualified Nonprofit have expressly agreed otherwise in writing. At the end of this 60-day period (or any other period to which the Seller and the Qualified Nonprofit have expressly agreed in writing), the Seller shall proceed to Sell the Multi-Family Residential Building to the Qualified Nonprofit in a manner consistent with the Qualified Nonprofit’s offer of Purchase.
(Added by Ord. 79-19, File No. 181212, App. 5/3/2019, Eff. 6/3/2019)
SEC. 41B.7.  RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL.
   (a)   General Construction. This Section 41B.7 shall be construed to confer upon each Qualified Nonprofit a right of first refusal, as set forth in this Section, with respect to any Multi-Family Residential Building which that Qualified Nonprofit has previously made an offer of purchase under Section 41B.6(f), or for which that Qualified Nonprofit was not previously given the opportunity described in Section 41B.6(b).
   (b)   Written Offer of Sale to Qualified Nonprofits; Terms and Conditions Set by Market. Except as provided in subsection (f), whenever the Seller of a Multi-Family Residential Building receives from a Purchaser other than a Qualified Nonprofit an offer to Purchase the Multi-Family Residential Building that the Seller wishes to accept, and whenever the Seller of a Multi-Family Residential Building makes an offer to Sell the Multi-Family Residential Building that a Purchaser other than a Qualified Nonprofit expresses a desire to accept, the Seller shall, before any such offer of Purchase or Sale may be accepted, offer to Sell the Building to any Qualified Nonprofit that has previously made an offer of purchase under Section 41B.6(f) with respect to that Building, or that was not previously given the opportunity described in Section 41B.6(b) with respect to that Building. Any such offer of Sale to a Qualified Nonprofit shall contain the same terms and conditions (including, but not limited to, price) as the offer of Purchase previously received by the Seller which the Seller wishes to accept or the offer of Sale previously made by the Seller which a Purchaser has expressed a desire to accept, except that the terms and conditions in the offer of Sale to a Qualified Nonprofit shall not be inconsistent with the applicable timeframe described in subsection (c) or (d). Such an offer of Sale to a Qualified Nonprofit shall be submitted in writing, on the same calendar day (and, to the extent possible, at the same time), to each of the e-mail addresses for any Qualified Nonprofits that have previously made an offer of purchase under Section 41B.6(f) with respect to the relevant Building, or that were not previously given the opportunity described in Section 41B.6(b) with respect to that Building. If the Seller has not previously made the disclosures set forth in Section 41B.6(c) and Section 41B.6(e) with respect to the Multi-Family Residential Building, the Seller shall include those disclosures with any offer of Sale required by this subsection (b).
   (c)   Time for Qualified Nonprofits to Accept Offer, in General. Except as provided in subsection (d), no later than 11:59 p.m. on the fifth full calendar day after a Seller has submitted an offer of Sale under subsection (b) to a Qualified Nonprofit via e-mail, that Qualified Nonprofit shall notify the Seller and every other Qualified Nonprofit, via e-mail, of its decision to accept or reject the Seller’s offer of Sale. If, during this time period, any Qualified Nonprofit that has received such an offer of Sale decides to accept the Seller’s offer of Sale, that Qualified Nonprofit shall immediately notify the Seller and every other Qualified Nonprofit of that decision, via e-mail. After a Qualified Nonprofit notifies the Seller of its decision to accept the Seller’s offer of Sale, and notwithstanding any defect in that Qualified Nonprofit’s notice to other Qualified Nonprofits, that Qualified Nonprofit shall be deemed to have accepted the offer of Sale, and no other Qualified Nonprofit may accept the Seller’s offer of Sale, whether or not the time period described in this subsection (c) has elapsed.
   (d)   Time for Qualified Nonprofits to Accept Offer, Absent Prior Opportunity to Exercise Right of First Offer. Notwithstanding subsection (c), if Qualified Nonprofits have not previously had an opportunity to exercise the right of first offer set forth in Section 41B.6 with respect to the Sale of a Multi-Family Residential Building (because, for example, the Seller of the Building has received an unsolicited offer to Purchase the Building), each Qualified Nonprofit shall notify the Seller and every other Qualified Nonprofit, via e-mail, of its decision to accept or reject the Seller’s offer of Sale no later than 11:59 p.m. on the 30th full calendar day after the Seller has, pursuant to subsection (b), notified the Qualified Nonprofit of its intent to Sell a Multi-Family Residential Building. If, during this time period, any Qualified Nonprofit decides to accept the Seller’s offer of Sale, that Qualified Nonprofit shall immediately notify the Seller and every other Qualified Nonprofit of that decision, via e-mail. After a Qualified Nonprofit notifies the Seller of its decision to accept the Seller’s offer of Sale, and notwithstanding any defect in that Qualified Nonprofit’s notice to other Qualified Nonprofits, that Qualified Nonprofit shall be deemed to have accepted the offer of Sale, and no other Qualified Nonprofit may accept the Seller’s offer of Sale, whether or not the time period described in this subsection (d) has elapsed.
   (e)   Qualified Nonprofit’s Acceptance of Offer. If, in accordance with subsection (c) or (d), as applicable, a Qualified Nonprofit notifies the Seller that the Qualified Nonprofit has decided to accept the Seller’s offer of Sale, the Seller shall proceed to Sell the Multi-Family Residential Building to that Qualified Nonprofit in a manner consistent with the offer of Sale. A Qualified Nonprofit that so notifies the Seller (that is, before any other Qualified Nonprofit so notifies the Seller) shall be obliged to Purchase the Multi-Family Residential Building in a manner consistent with the offer of Sale.
   (f)   Qualified Nonprofits’ Rejection of Offer. If, at or before the deadline set forth in subsection (c) or (d), as applicable, each Qualified Nonprofit that has received an offer of Sale has notified the Seller that it does not wish to accept the Seller’s offer of Sale, the Seller may immediately proceed with the Sale of the Multi-Family Residential Building, consistent with the offer of Purchase or offer of Sale that the Seller previously received from, or made to, a Purchaser other than a Qualified Nonprofit, as described in subsection (b). If, after the deadline set forth in subsection (c) or (d), as applicable, no Qualified Nonprofit has notified the Seller that it has decided to accept the Seller’s offer of Sale, the Seller may likewise immediately proceed with the Sale of the Multi-Family Residential Building, consistent with such offer of Purchase or offer of Sale. If, however, the Seller does not proceed with the Sale of the Building in a manner consistent with such offer of Purchase or offer of Sale, and instead receives from a Purchaser other than a Qualified Nonprofit a materially different offer to Purchase the Multi-Family Residential Building that the Seller wishes to accept, or makes a materially different offer to Sell the Multi-Family Residential Building that a Purchaser other than a Qualified Nonprofit expresses a desire to accept, that materially different offer of Purchase or offer of Sale shall be considered a new offer of Purchase or offer of Sale for purposes of subsection (b).
   (g)   Conditional Third-Party Sales Agreements Permitted. If, as described in subsection (b), the Seller of a Multi-Family Residential Building receives from a Purchaser other than a Qualified Nonprofit an offer to Purchase the Multi-Family Residential Building that the Seller wishes to accept, or if the Seller of a Multi-Family Residential Building makes an offer to Sell the Multi-Family Residential Building that a Purchaser other than a Qualified Nonprofit expresses a desire to accept, that offer of Sale or offer of Purchase may be accepted subject to the contingency that no Qualified Nonprofit exercises the right of first refusal conferred by this Section 41B.7. In such a circumstance, the Seller and the Purchaser shall each expressly acknowledge, in writing, that the Purchaser’s Purchase of the Multi-Family Building will not occur if a Qualified Nonprofit exercises the right of first refusal conferred by this Section.
(Added by Ord. 79-19, File No. 181212, App. 5/3/2019, Eff. 6/3/2019)
SEC. 41B.8.  PRESERVATION AS RENT-RESTRICTED AFFORDABLE HOUSING; TENANT PROTECTIONS.
   Any Multi-Family Residential Building Purchased by a Qualified Nonprofit under the first-right-to-purchase conferred by this Chapter 41B shall be maintained as rent-restricted affordable housing in perpetuity. For purposes of this subsection (b), “rent-restricted affordable housing” shall mean that the mean value of all rents paid by residential tenants in the Building shall not exceed 80% of Area Median Income, and that the gross household income of new tenants in the Building shall not exceed 120% of Area Median Income. The Agency shall establish procedures to ensure that each Building acquired under this Chapter is subject to a Notice of Special Restrictions that: (a) sets forth the manner in which that Building shall be preserved as rent-restricted affordable housing, and (b) provides that no existing residential tenants at the time of the Purchase or new residential tenants following the Purchase may be evicted without just cause consistent with the substantive provisions of Administrative Code Section 37.9(a).
(Added by Ord. 79-19, File No. 181212, App. 5/3/2019, Eff. 6/3/2019)
SEC. 41B.9.  INCENTIVES.
   (a)   Access to Buyers. The Agency shall endeavor to maintain and publicize the list of Qualified Nonprofits described in Section 41B.4 in a manner that, to the maximum extent feasible, promotes the existence of the Qualified Nonprofits as a readily accessible pool of potential buyers for Multi-Family Residential Buildings. The Agency shall, to the maximum extent permitted by law and otherwise feasible, publicize the existence of this list in a manner intended to facilitate voluntary sales to Qualified Nonprofits in a manner that avoids or minimizes the need for a broker, other search costs, or other transaction costs.
   (b)   Partial City Transfer-Tax Exemption. As set forth in Section 1108.6 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code, the increased tax rate imposed by subsections (d), (e), and (f) of Business and Tax Regulations Code Section 1102 shall not apply with respect to any deed, instrument or writing that effects a transfer under Section 41B.6 of this Administrative Code, as Administrative Code Section 41B.6 exists as of the effective date of the ordinance in Board File No. 181212.
   (c)   Potential Federal Tax Benefits. Any Qualified Nonprofit that Purchases a Multi-Family Residential Building under the right of first offer set forth in Section 41B.6 shall, to the maximum extent permitted by law and otherwise feasible, be obliged to work with the Seller in good faith to facilitate an exchange of real property of the kind described in 26 U.S.C. § 1031, for the purpose of facilitating the Seller’s realization of any federal tax benefits available under that section of the Internal Revenue Code.
   (d)   Information to Sellers. The Agency shall produce an information sheet describing the benefits of a Seller’s decision to accept a Qualified Nonprofit’s offer of Purchase made in connection with the right of first offer set forth in Section 41B.6. The information sheet shall further explain that, even if a Seller does not accept a Qualified Nonprofit’s offer to Purchase a Multi-Family Residential Building pursuant to the right of first offer set forth in Section 41B.6, the Building will still be subject to the right of first refusal set forth in Section 41B.7. The information sheet shall contain a field in which the Seller may acknowledge, in writing, that the Seller (or the Seller’s authorized representative) has read and understood the information sheet. A Qualified Nonprofit that makes an offer to Purchase a Multi-Family Residential Building under the right of first offer set forth in Section 41B.6 shall include a copy of, or link to, this information sheet with that offer of Purchase, but any failure to comply with this Section 41B.9(d) shall have no effect on a Qualified Nonprofit’s exercise of the right of first offer set forth in Section 41B.6.
(Added by Ord. 79-19, File No. 181212, App. 5/3/2019, Eff. 6/3/2019)
SEC. 41B.10.  ENFORCEMENT.
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Publisher's Note:This section has been ADDED by new legislation (Ord. 79-19 , approved 5/3/2019, effective 6/3/2019). The text of the section will be included below when the enacting legislation is effective.
   (a)   Seller Certification. Every Seller of a Multi-Family Residential Building in the City shall, within 15 days of the Sale of that Building, submit to the Agency a signed declaration, under penalty of perjury, affirming that the Sale of that Building substantially complied with the requirements of this Chapter 41B . Each such declaration shall include the address of the relevant Building; the Agency shall publish all such addresses on its website at least once per week. Failure to file the declaration required by this subsection (a) shall be an infraction punishable to the maximum extent provided by Section 36900(b) of the California Government Code.
   (b)   Civil Action. In the event that a Seller Sells a Multi-Family Residential Building without substantially complying with the requirements of this Chapter 41B , a Qualified Nonprofit may institute a civil action, in a court of competent jurisdiction, to remedy that violation of this Chapter, in a manner consistent with subsections (c) and (d).
   (c)   Remedies. Remedies in a civil action brought under this Section 41B.10 shall include, but need not be limited to, the following, which may be imposed cumulatively:
      (1)   Damages in an amount sufficient to remedy the harm to the Qualified Nonprofit. There shall be a rebuttable presumption that this amount is equal to the difference between the price of the relevant Multi-Family Residential Building at the time of the Sale made in violation of this Chapter 41B, and the price for which the Qualified Nonprofit could purchase that Multi-Family Residential Building at the time when damages are awarded;
      (2)   If the Seller’s violation of this Chapter was knowing or willful, mandatory civil penalties in an amount proportional to the culpability of the Seller and the value of the relevant Multi-Family Residential Building. There shall be a rebuttable presumption that this amount is equal to 10% of the Sale price of the Multi-Family Residential Building for a first willful or knowing violation of this Chapter, 20% of the Sale price for a second willful or knowing violation, and 30% of the Sale price for each subsequent willful or knowing violation. Civil penalties assessed under this subsection (b)(2) shall be payable to the Citywide Affordable Housing Fund established by Section 10.100-49 of the Administrative Code;
      (3)   Reasonable attorneys’ fees; and
      (4)   Such other remedies as might be available under State law, except to the extent that any such remedies would be inconsistent with subsection (d).
   (d)   Limitation on Remedies. Any remedy imposed in a civil action under this Section 41B.10 shall be imposed only against the Seller or a party that has willfully colluded with the Seller to violate this Chapter 41B . In no event shall any such remedy deprive the Purchaser of a Multi-Family Residential Building of any interest in that Multi-Family Residential Building, or otherwise affect any property interest held by the Purchaser, unless the Purchaser willfully colluded with the Seller to violate this Chapter.
(Added by Ord. 79-19, File No. 181212, App. 5/3/2019, Eff. 6/3/2019)
SEC. 41B.11.  IMPLEMENTATION
   The Agency shall have the power to interpret and implement this Chapter 41B. The Agency shall, within 90 days of the effective date of this Chapter, promulgate appropriate rules or regulations interpreting and implementing this Chapter, including the establishment of procedures to implement this Chapter, in a manner that the Agency deems most appropriate. The Agency may thereafter revise those rules or regulations from time to time.
(Added by Ord. 79-19, File No. 181212, App. 5/3/2019, Eff. 6/3/2019)
SEC. 41B.12.  UNDERTAKING FOR THE GENERAL WELFARE.
   In enacting and implementing this Chapter 41B, the City is assuming an undertaking only to promote the general welfare. It is not assuming, nor is it imposing on its officers and employees, 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. 79-19, File No. 181212, App. 5/3/2019, Eff. 6/3/2019)
SEC. 41B.13.  CONSTRUCTION WITH OTHER LAWS.
   Nothing in this Chapter 41B shall be construed to conflict with any State or Federal law, or with any provision of the Charter.
(Added by Ord. 79-19, File No. 181212, App. 5/3/2019, Eff. 6/3/2019)
SEC. 41B.14.  SEVERABILITY.
   If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this Chapter 41B, or any application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a decision of a court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions or applications of the Chapter. The Board of Supervisors hereby declares that it would have passed this Chapter and each and every section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, and word not declared invalid or unconstitutional without regard to whether any other portion of this Chapter or application thereof would be subsequently declared invalid or unconstitutional.
(Added by Ord. 79-19, File No. 181212, App. 5/3/2019, Eff. 6/3/2019)