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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 7:
DISASTER COUNCIL
 
Chapter – Purposes; "Emergency" Defined and Construed.
Agreement to Abide by State Master Mutual-Aid Agreement.
Disaster Council – Created; Composition; Appointment of Members.
Disaster Council – Powers and Duties.
Reports to Disaster Council.
The Emergency Services of San Francisco – Composition.
The Emergency Services of San Francisco – Mayor; Powers and Duties.
The Emergency Services of San Francisco – Use of the Standardized Emergency Management System.
The Emergency Services of San Francisco – Director; Powers and Duties.
The Emergency Services of San Francisco – Organizational Provisions.
Police Auxiliary Reserve.
Fire Auxiliary Reserve.
Powers to Combat Contaminating Agents.
Compensation, Immunities and Oath of Members.
Violations of Chapter; Penalty.
Expenditures.
Board of Supervisors' Review of City's State of Disaster Preparedness.
Disaster Service Worker Training, Reporting and Contact Update.
 
SEC. 7.1.  CHAPTER – PURPOSES; "EMERGENCY" DEFINED AND CONSTRUED.
   (a)   Chapter. The declared purposes of this Chapter are to provide for the preparation and carrying out of plans for the protection of persons and property within this City and County in the event of an emergency; the direction of emergency services; and the coordination of the emergency functions of this City and County with all other public agencies, corporations, organizations, and affected private persons.
   (b)   "Emergency" Defined and Construed. As used in this Chapter, an emergency shall exist when proclaimed by the Mayor. It shall include, but is not limited to, the actual or threatened existence of conditions of disaster or of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property within this City and County caused by such conditions as air pollution, fire, flood, storm, epidemic, riot, or earthquake, including conditions resulting from war or imminent threat of war or any actual or threatened enemy attack or sabotage, and upon which occurrences the responsibility devolves upon the regularly constituted authorities for the maintenance of public peace and order and to preserve life and property, but other than conditions resulting from a labor controversy, which conditions are or are likely to be beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment, and facilities of this City and County, requiring the combined forces of other political subdivisions to combat.
(Amended by Ord. 40-72, App. 2/25/72)
SEC. 7.2.  AGREEMENT TO ABIDE BY STATE MASTER MUTUAL-AID AGREEMENT.
   The Board of Supervisors does, by resolution, hereby approve and agree to abide by the California Disaster and Civil Defense Master Mutual-Aid Agreement.
(Resolution 11053 (Series of 1939))
SEC. 7.3.  DISASTER COUNCIL – CREATED; COMPOSITION; APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS.
   The City and County Disaster Council is hereby created and shall consist of the following:
   (a)   The Mayor, who shall be the chair.
   (b)   The Vice-Chair, who shall be appointed by the Mayor, and who, in the absence of or at the direction of the Mayor, shall act on his or her behalf on matters within the purview of this Chapter.
   (c)   Such officers in charge of emergency services as are provided for in the current emergency plan of this City and County.
   (d)   Such other representatives of civic, business, labor, veterans, professional, or other organizations having an official emergency responsibility, as may be appointed by the Mayor.
   (e)   Three members of the Board of Supervisors, to be appointed by the President of the Board.
   (f)   Controller.
   (g)   The Director of Emergency Services who shall be the Executive Secretary.
(Amended by Ord. 40-72, App. 2/25/72; Ord. 278-96, App. 7/3/96)
SEC. 7.4.  DISASTER COUNCIL – POWERS AND DUTIES.
   It shall be the duty of the City and County Disaster Council and it is hereby empowered:
   (a)   To develop a plan for meeting any emergency, such plan to provide for the effective mobilization of all the resources of the community, both public and private; and to prepare and recommend for consideration and adoption by the Board of Supervisors such ordinances and resolutions and rules and regulations as are necessary to implement the emergency plan;
   (b)   To develop and recommend for consideration and adoption by the Board of Supervisors mutual- aid plans and agreements and such ordinances and resolutions and rules and regulations as are necessary to implement such plans and agreements; and
   (c)   To meet upon call of the chair, but no less often than on a quarterly basis.
   By enacting this Chapter, the City and County hereby agrees to follow the rules and regulations established by the California Emergency Council under the provisions of the California Emergency Services Act, Chapter 7 of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code (Stats. 1970, Chapter 1454-Assembly Bill 560) effective November 23, 1970.
(Amended by Ord. 40-72, App. 2/25/72; Ord. 133-05, File No. 050697, App. 6/30/2005)
SEC. 7.4-1.  REPORTS TO DISASTER COUNCIL.
   Following any declared emergency, activation of the City's Emergency Operations Center, or credible disaster warning, the Office of Emergency Services shall submit a written report to the Disaster Council and the Board of Supervisors describing and evaluating the City's response.
(Added by Ord. 253-05, File No. 051357, App. 11/17/2005)
SEC. 7.5.  THE EMERGENCY SERVICES OF SAN FRANCISCO – COMPOSITION.
   All officers and employees of the City and County, together with those volunteer forces enrolled to aid them during an emergency, and all groups, organizations and persons who may by agreement or operation of law, including persons impressed into service under the provisions of Section 7.6, Subsection (b), paragraph (3) of this Chapter, be charged with duties incident to the protection of life and property in the City and County during such emergency, shall constitute the City and County of San Francisco Emergency Services organization. The structure, organization, duties, and functions of the City and County Emergency Services shall be set forth in the emergency plan duly recommended for approval by the Disaster Council and approved and promulgated by the Mayor.
(Amended by Ord. 40-72, App. 2/25/72)
SEC. 7.6.  THE EMERGENCY SERVICES OF SAN FRANCISCO – MAYOR; POWERS AND DUTIES.
   (a)   The Mayor is hereby empowered:
      (1)   To proclaim the existence or threatened existence of a local emergency as set forth under Section 3.100 of the Charter of the City and County of San Francisco and to terminate the local emergency;
      (2)   To request the Governor to proclaim a state of emergency when, in the opinion of the Mayor, the locally available resources are inadequate to cope with the emergency;
      (3)   To control and direct the effort of the City and County Emergency Services organization for the accomplishment of the purposes of this Chapter;
      (4)   To direct cooperation between and coordination of services and officers in charge of the Emergency Services organization of the City and County; and resolve questions of authority and responsibility that may arise between them;
      (5)   To represent this City and County in all dealings with public or private agencies on matters pertaining to emergencies as defined herein; and
      (6)   To accept and approve on behalf of and without cost to the City and County, and in cooperation with the federal government and the State of California, licenses or privileges granted for the use of private property for the sole purpose of temporarily sheltering persons against fallout radiation from enemy attack.
   (b)   In the event of the proclamation of a local emergency as herein provided, the proclamation of a state of emergency by the Governor or the Director of the State Office of Emergency Services, or the existence of a state of war emergency, the Mayor is hereby empowered and it shall be his or her duty:
      (1)   To make and issue rules and regulations on matters reasonably related to the protection of life and property as affected by such emergency;
      (2)   To obtain vital supplies, equipment and such other properties found lacking and needed for the protection of life and property and to bind the City and County for the fair value thereof and, if required immediately, to commandeer the same for public use;
      (3)   To require emergency services of any City officer or employee and, in the event of the proclamation of a state of emergency in this City and County or the existence of a state of war emergency, to command the aid of as many citizens of this community as the Mayor deems necessary in the execution of his or her duties. Such persons shall be entitled to all privileges, benefits, and immunities as are provided by State law for registered disaster service workers;
      (4)   To requisition necessary personnel or material of any city department or agency;
      (5)   To enter into agreements with public and private agencies for the performance of such special services and duties as may be necessary in the judgment of the Mayor to carry out the provisions of this Chapter; and
      (6)   To execute all of his or her ordinary powers as Mayor, all of the special powers conferred upon him or her by this Chapter, and all powers conferred upon him or her by any other lawful authority.
(Amended by Ord. 40-72, App. 2/25/72; Ord. 259-99, File No. 991364, App. 10/15/99)
SEC. 7.6-1.  THE EMERGENCY SERVICES OF SAN FRANCISCO – USE OF THE STANDARDIZED EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
   The Emergency Services of San Francisco shall use the Standardized Emergency Management System as specified in the California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Chapter 1, in responding to, managing, and coordinating multiple agency or multiple jurisdiction incidents, emergencies, and disaster operations, whether single or multiple discipline.
(Amended by Ord. 40-72, App. 2/25/72; Ord. 278-96, App. 7/3/96; Ord. 259-99, File No. 991364, App. 10/15/99)
SEC. 7.7.  THE EMERGENCY SERVICES OF SAN FRANCISCO – DIRECTOR; POWERS AND DUTIES.
   The Director of the Department of Emergency Management under Administrative Code Section 2A.200, subject to the general supervision of the Mayor and with the assistance of officers in charge of the Emergency Services, shall develop and manage an emergency plan of the City and County, coordinate all protective and relief services for the City and County, train all personnel connected therewith, and direct the operation and implementation of all emergency plans and activities. He or she shall work in close cooperation with the Disaster Council and with the heads of the several departments of the municipal government and the officers in charge of the Emergency Services. Under the general supervision of the Mayor, the Director shall maintain the necessary contacts with the State Emergency Council and the several local disaster councils within this metropolitan area, in order that coordination of the work of the Disaster Council with the State Emergency Council and other disaster councils may be had. The Director shall serve as the Executive Secretary of the City and County Disaster Council and shall have such other powers and duties as may be assigned by the Mayor.
(Amended by Ord. 40-72, App. 2/25/72; Ord. 419-93, App. 12/23/93; Ord. 278-96, App. 7/3/96; Ord. 286-98, App. 9/18/98; Ord. 261-06, File No. 061116, App. 10/13/2006)
SEC. 7.9.  THE EMERGENCY SERVICES OF SAN FRANCISCO – ORGANIZATIONAL PROVISIONS.
   The emergency functions of the Emergency Services organization shall be set forth in the Emergency Operations Plan of the City. Department heads responsible for planning, coordination, and integration of personnel from other City departments and agencies into their services for emergency operations shall be designated in the plan. These designated department heads shall formulate functional emergency plans which, when approved by the Disaster Council, shall become an annex to the Emergency Operations Plan. These department heads shall also develop such mutual aid agreements as may be approved by the Board of Supervisors. Departments with area-wide functions and responsibilities may become parties to joint venture emergency action agreements or compacts with the recommended approval of the Disaster Council.
   Purchaser of Supplies. The Purchaser of Supplies of the City and County shall be the custodian of special equipment and other property obtained from any source for use of the Emergency Services Organization. He or she is authorized to act as the agent of the City and County to receive from any agency the loan of any such equipment or property upon such conditions as may be prescribed by such agency. He or she shall keep an account of the property entrusted to his or her control according to the terms of its acceptance, and where there are no terms provided by such agency, then upon such terms as the commander may prescribe. He or she shall keep records of the receipt and distribution of such property and may issue or distribute such property only to the persons entitled thereto under the rules of the Emergency Services. Any property now held by him or her for the use of the City and County Disaster Corps shall be transferred to the use of the Emergency Services of San Francisco.
   American Red Cross. The American Red Cross is an independent organization that works in close collaboration with local governments on emergency and disaster relief. The Bay Area Chapter of the American Red Cross shall operate as a component of the City's Emergency Services organization and the chapter chair or the chair's designee shall serve as a liaison between the chapter and the Emergency Services organization. The chapter shall furnish basic emergency assistance to individuals affected by disaster, such as food, clothing, emergency shelter, registration, disaster welfare inquiry, supplemental basic medical services, and other types of assistance. The Red Cross, as an independent non-profit organization, shall fund all its relief activities. When requested, personnel and other resources of the Emergency Services organization may be used to supplement the Red Cross during disasters or emergencies.
(Amended by Ord. 40-72, App. 2/25/72; Ord. 259-99, File No. 991364, App. 10/15/99)
SEC. 7.10.  POLICE AUXILIARY RESERVE.
   The following terms as used in this Section shall have the meaning ascribed to them, as follows:
   "Chief" shall mean the Chief of Police.
   "Commission" shall mean the Police Com-mission.
   "Members" shall mean member of the San Francisco Police Auxiliary Reserve.
   "Reserve" shall mean the San Francisco Police Auxiliary Reserve.
   (a)   The San Francisco Police Auxiliary Reserve is hereby created. The Reserve of not more than 800 members shall be under the direction of the Chief of Police and shall be subject to such rules and regulations as the Police Commission may prescribe.
   (b)   The Commission shall, by rule, prescribe the qualifications and standards by which applicants for membership in the Reserve shall be governed. Persons possessing the qualifications and conforming to the standards may be appointed to the Reserve by the Chief.
   (c)   Members shall perform such public service as may be ordered by the Chief. It shall be unlawful for any person wilfully to resist, delay or obstruct any member in the discharge, or the attempt to discharge, of any duties of his or her office.
   (d)   The Reserve is hereby assigned the duty of preparing against the perils to life and property that may be expected to result from enemy attack or sabotage, or from any emergency that may threaten lives and property. Any duties assigned to its members shall be deemed to be training in preparation against such perils.
   (e)   In the enforcement of the penal laws of the State of California, the penal ordinances of the City and County and in the performance of such other duties as may be designated by the Chief, every duly authorized member shall be deemed to have all the powers of a peace officer.
   (f)   The approved dress, star and equipment to be worn and carried by the members shall be as determined by rule of the Commission, subject to the fiscal provisions of the Charter.
   (g)   It shall be unlawful for any person to impersonate or falsely represent himself or herself to be a member, or, without authorization, to wear, use or possess a star used by the Reserve.
   (h)   The Chief may dismiss a member from the Reserve, without any hearing whatsoever. Each member shall have the right to resign from the Reserve at any time
   (i)   To be eligible for membership in the Reserve, each applicant must indicate his or her willingness to serve an average minimum of 16 hours per month in the public service. Where any member has failed to give such minimum hours of service for a period of two months, the Chief shall inquire into the reasons therefor. Unless good reason is shown for such failure to render the minimum hours herein required, the Chief may dismiss the member from the Reserve.
   (j)   The Reserve shall be deemed to be a part of the law enforcement and traffic service of the Emergency Services organization.
   (k)   The Commission is hereby authorized, directed and empowered to prepare and promulgate such rules, regulations and revisions, and amendments thereof, as may, in its discretion, be necessary to carry out the express intent of this Section.
(Amended by Ord. 40-72, App. 2/25/72; Ord. 259-99, File No. 991364, App. 10/15/99)
SEC. 7.11.  FIRE AUXILIARY RESERVE.
   The following terms as used in this Section shall have the meaning ascribed to them, as follows:
   "Chief" shall mean the Chief of the Fire Department.
   "Commission" shall mean the Fire Commission.
   "Member" shall mean member of the San Francisco Fire Auxiliary Reserve.
   "Reserve" shall mean the San Francisco Fire Auxiliary Reserve.
   (a)   The San Francisco Fire Auxiliary Reserve is hereby created. The Reserve of not more than 800 members shall be under the direction of the Chief of the Fire Department and shall be subject to such rules and regulations as the Fire Commission may prescribe.
   (b)   The Commission shall, by rule, prescribe the qualifications and standards by which applications for membership in the Reserve shall be governed and persons possessing the qualifications and conforming to the standards may be appointed to the Reserve by the Chief.
   (c)   Members shall perform such public service as may be ordered by the Chief. It shall be unlawful for any person wilfully to resist, delay, or obstruct any member in the discharge, or the attempt to discharge, of any duties of his or her office.
   (d)   The Reserve is hereby assigned the duty of preparing against the perils to life and property that may be expected to result from enemy attack or sabotage or from any emergency that may threaten lives and property. Any duties assigned to the members shall be deemed to be training in preparation against such perils.
   (e)   The approved dress, badge and equipment to be worn and carried by the members shall be as determined by rule of the Commission, subject to the fiscal provisions of the Charter.
   (f)   It shall be unlawful for any person to impersonate or falsely represent himself of herself to be a member, or, without authorization, to wear, use or possess a badge used by the Reserve.
   (g)   The Chief may dismiss a member from the Reserve, without any hearing whatsoever, and each member shall have the right to resign from the Reserve at any time.
   (h)   To be eligible for membership in the Reserve, each applicant must indicate his or her willingness to serve an average minimum of 16 hours per month in the public service. Where any member has failed to give such minimum hours of service for a period of two months, the Chief shall inquire into the reasons therefor. Unless good reason is shown for such failure to render the minimum hours herein required, the Chief may dismiss the member from the Reserve.
   (i)   The Reserve shall be deemed to be a part of the Auxiliary Fire Service of the Fire and Rescue Service of the Emergency Services organization.
   (j)   The Commission is hereby authorized, directed and empowered to prepare and promulgate such rules, regulations and revisions, and amendments thereof, as may, in its discretion, be necessary to carry out the express intent of this Section.
(Amended by Ord. 40-72, App. 2/25/72; Ord. 259-99, File No. 991364, App. 10/15/99)
SEC. 7.15.  POWERS TO COMBAT CONTAMINATING AGENTS.
   The following terms as used in this Section shall have the meaning ascribed to them, as follows:
   "Contaminated" shall signify the condition wherein any person or thing has come in contact with a contaminating agent, and in so doing, has become an actual or potential menace to the health of himself or herself or that of any person by reason of such contact.
   "Contaminating agent" shall include, but not be specifically limited to, such items as chemical substances, bacteriological media, radiation or radio-active substances which may be employed in or result from an enemy attack or may be present within an area following a natural disaster or domestic accident.
   Whenever an emergency occurs in the City and County wherein it becomes evident or reasonable to assume that as a result of such emergency a contaminating agent is present within a specific area, which contaminating agent is injurious to and endangering the public health, the Director of Public Health, or his or her duly authorized representative, shall have the following powers:
   (a)   To monitor with prescribed detection devices any person whom he or she has reason to believe has become contaminated;
   (b)   To cause any person to discard any wearing apparel which he or she has reason to believe has become contaminated;
   (c)   To cause any person to discard any property which monitoring or other evidence has revealed to be contaminated to a degree injurious to the health of any person;
   (d)   To prohibit any person who is contaminated, or who is wearing contaminated clothing, from entering an uncontaminated area without undergoing prescribed decontamination procedures;
   (e)   To cause any person who has become contaminated to undergo prescribed decontamination procedures;
   (f)   To cause any person to vacate an area which he has reason to believe has become contaminated, or where other great menace to health resulting from such emergency exists;
   (g)   To prohibit entry of any unauthorized person to an area where there is evidence of contamination, or where other great menace to health resulting from such emergency exists;
   (h)   To set up areas for the reception and storage of contaminated property and materials; and
   (i)   To prohibit any unauthorized person from removing any article which has been placed in an area for the reception and storage of contaminated property and materials.
   For the purpose of this Section, the Chief of Police and every police officer, and every auxiliary police reserve officer acting under the orders of the Chief of Police shall be deemed a duly authorized representative of the Director of Public Health.
(Amended by Ord. 40-72, App. 2/25/72)
SEC. 7.16.  COMPENSATION, IMMUNITIES AND OATH OF MEMBERS.
   All persons, other than officers and employees of the City and County volunteering services pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter and the Emergency Plan, shall serve without compensation from the City and County. While engaged in such services, they shall have the same immunities as officers and employees of the City and County performing similar duties. All volunteers, other than noncitizen volunteers, shall be required to take an oath in a form to be prescribed and approved by the Disaster Council, the oath to be administered to the noncitizen volunteer worker only upon consent of the worker. Current data maintained to provide information for deployment of volunteer workers shall include the status of the oath for each such workers.
(Amended by Ord. 40-72, App. 2/25/72; Ord. 259-99, File No. 991364, App. 10/15/99)
SEC. 7.17.  VIOLATIONS OF CHAPTER; PENALTY.
   It shall be a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not to exceed $1,000, or by imprisonment for not to exceed one year, or both, for any person, during an emergency to:
   (a)   Wilfully obstruct, hinder or delay any member of the Emergency Services in the enforcement of any lawful rule or regulation issued pursuant to this Chapter, or in the performance of any duty imposed upon him or her by virtue of this Chapter;
   (b)   Do any act forbidden by any lawful rule or regulation issued pursuant to this Chapter, if such act is of such a nature as to give, or be likely to give, assistance to the enemy, or to imperil the lives or property of inhabitants of this City and County, or to prevent, hinder or delay the defense or protection thereof;
   (c)   Wear, carry, or display, without authority, any means of identification specified by the Emergency Agency of the State of California or by the Director of Emergency Services for the City and County of San Francisco.
(Amended by Ord. 40-72, App. 2/25/72; Ord. 259-99, File No. 991364, App. 10/15/99)
SEC. 7.18.  EXPENDITURES.
   Any expenditures made in connection with emergency activities, including mutual aid activities, shall be deemed conclusively to be for the direct protection and benefit of the inhabitants and property of the City and County.
(Added by Ord. 40-72, App. 2/25/72)
SEC. 7.19.  BOARD OF SUPERVISORS' REVIEW OF CITY'S STATE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS.
   At least once a year, if requested by the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, sitting as a committee of the whole, or a committee of the Board, shall hold a hearing on the state of the City's disaster preparedness. The Board may call upon any City officer, employee, or department to provide information necessary or appropriate for the hearing.
(Added by Ord. 134-05, File No. 050698, App. 6/30/2005)
SEC. 7.20.  DISASTER SERVICE WORKER TRAINING, REPORTING AND CONTACT UPDATE.
   All City departments shall ensure that their staffs have completed personal preparedness training by December 31, 2008. All City departments shall ensure that their staffs have completed both the Department of Human Resources Disaster Service Worker (DSW) and any federally required National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command Systems (ICS) training no later than December 31, 2008. All City Departments shall annually update the contact information of all employees including home phone, personal cell phone, work phone(s), home address, work address and worker skill sets. Further, departments shall ensure that employee contact information, skill sets, required NIMS/ICS compliance and DSW training compliance data is entered into the designated Citywide Human Resource Management System each year no later than June 30. Departments shall report compliance with this section annually as part of the Performance Goals Reporting and Evaluation required by Administrative Code Chapter 88.
(Added by Ord. 189-08, File No. 080774, App. 8/7/2008)