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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 2A:
EXECUTIVE BRANCH
 
Article
MAYOR; CITY ADMINISTRATOR; CONTROLLER
DEPARTMENTS
CITY PLANNING
DISTRICT ATTORNEY; POLICE
FIRE
REAL PROPERTY; RECREATION AND PARK
PUBLIC UTILITIES
ARTS AND CULTURE DEPARTMENTS
AIRPORT
PARKING AND TRAFFIC
PUBLIC WORKS
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
PUBLIC GUARDIAN; COUNTY AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER-SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
CITY ATTORNEY
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND THEIR FAMILIES
SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSION
DEPARTMENT OF THE MEDICAL EXAMINER
DEPARTMENT OF CONVENTION FACILITIES
ECONOMIC AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS
CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
POSTRELEASE COMMUNITY SUPERVISION PROGRAM
OFFICE OF EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION
CODE ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES
HOMELESSNESS AND SUPPORTIVE HOUSING
CANNABIS REGULATION
 
 
 
ARTICLE I:
MAYOR; CITY ADMINISTRATOR; CONTROLLER
 
Emergency Succession to the Mayor.
Controller's Reports.
Controller's Audits.
Department of Administrative Services – Mayor's Office on Disability.
Mayor's Office on Disability Plan Review and Site Inspection Fees.
Americans with Disabilities Act – Reasonable Modification Policy.
Office of Labor Standards Enforcement.
Office of the City Administrator.
 
SEC. 2A.10.  EMERGENCY SUCCESSION TO THE MAYOR.
   In case of a disaster which causes the Mayor to be absent or unavailable and the Supervisors for any reason whatsoever are unable to elect one of their number to act as Mayor or to fill any vacancy that might occur in the office of the Mayor, the following persons shall act as Mayor in the order of succession hereinafter designated: (1) President of the Board of Supervisors, (2) Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Board of Supervisors, and (3) the senior member of the Board of Supervisors, who is that member having the greatest number of years of service as a member of the Board, and in the event that one or more members have equal seniority then by alphabetical order of surname among such members. Said person so designated shall act as Mayor during such period of absence or unavailability of the Mayor until such time as the Supervisors can take appropriate action either to elect an acting Mayor or to fill the vacancy as the case may be.
(Added by Ord. 277-96, App. 7/3/96)
SEC. 2A.19.  CONTROLLER'S REPORTS.
   (a)   The Controller shall annually make a complete financial report which shall be audited and distributed as provided in Charter Section 2.115.
   (b)   The Controller shall also produce reports that summarize City revenues and expenditures during the first six- and nine-month periods of each fiscal year, and during any other portion of the fiscal year that the Controller deems appropriate. Such summaries shall include the General Fund and selected funds and accounts of the City and shall include assets, liabilities, income, expenditures, appropriations and funds, in such manner as to show the financial condition of the City and County and of each department, office, bureau or division thereof, for the period covered, and with comparative figures for the similar period in the preceding fiscal year. The reports shall include statements showing the cash position of the City and County and the unencumbered balance in each fund. For each department with separate overtime appropriations in its annual operating fund under Administrative Code Section 3.17, the report shall include a statement showing the amount the department has expended to pay for overtime during the portion of the fiscal year covered by the report.
   (c)   The Controller shall also prepare monthly and transmit to all department heads concerned, reports showing the allowances, expenditures, encumbrances and unencumbered balances of each revenue and expenditure appropriation.
   (d)   The Controller shall transmit a copy of each report prepared under the Section 2A.19 to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors.
(Added by Ord. 277-96, App. 7/3/96; amended by Ord. 166-13 , File No. 130541, App. 8/2/2013, Eff. 9/1/2013; Ord. 228-17, File No. 170764, App. 11/22/2017, Eff. 12/22/2017)
SEC. 2A.20.  CONTROLLER'S AUDITS.
   (a)   The Controller shall audit the accounts of all boards, officers and employees of the City and County charged in any manner with the custody, collection, or disbursement of funds. The Controller shall audit all accounts of money coming into the hands of the Treasurer, the frequency of which shall be governed by State law.
   (b)   The Controller shall have the authority to audit the operations of all boards, commissions, officers and departments to evaluate their effectiveness and efficiency. The Controller shall have access to, and authority to examine all documents, records, books and other property of any board, commission, officer or department.
   (c)   When requested by the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, or any board or commission for its own department, the Controller shall audit the accounts of any officer or department.
   (d)   Surveillance Technology Audit.
      (1)   For purposes of this subsection (d), “Department,” “Surveillance Technology,” “Surveillance Technology Policy,” and “Annual Surveillance Report” have the meanings set forth in Section 19B.1 of the Administrative Code.
      (2)   Acting as City Services Auditor, and beginning in fiscal year 2019-2020, the Controller shall audit annually the use of Surveillance Technology by Departments. Such an audit shall include a review of whether a Department has operated and is operating in compliance with an approved Surveillance Technology Policy ordinance, and has completed an Annual Surveillance Report, and such other information as the Controller determines helpful to assess the Surveillance Technology Policy. At the completion of the audit and in consultation with the City Attorney, the Controller may recommend any changes to any Surveillance Technology Policy ordinance and its implementation to the Board of Supervisors.
(Added by Ord. 277-96, App. 7/3/96; amended by Ord. 103-19, File No. 190110, App. 5/31/2019, Eff. 7/1/2019; Ord. 107-19, File No. 190568, App. 6/14/2019, Eff. 7/15/2019)
SEC. 2A.22.  DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES – MAYOR'S OFFICE ON DISABILITY.
   (A)   There is hereby created within the Department of Administrative Services a Mayor's Office on Disability. The Mayor's Office on Disability shall assist City departments in making all programs, services, benefits, activities, and facilities owned, operated, or funded by the City and County of San Francisco accessible to and useable by individuals with disabilities, as may be required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (Public Law 101-336) and other disability rights laws and disability access regulations and codes.
   (B)   The Mayor's Office on Disability may issue policies and procedures with respect to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (Public Law 101-336) and other disability rights laws and disability access regulations and codes. The Mayor's Office on Disability may, at its discretion, consult with City departments on the development of these policies and procedures. Such policies and procedures shall be subject to approval by ordinance of the Board of Supervisors and upon approval shall be binding on all City departments.
(Added by Ord. 3-05, File No. 041487, App. 1/8/2005)
SEC. 2A.22.1.  MAYOR'S OFFICE ON DISABILITY PLAN REVIEW AND SITE INSPECTION FEES.
   Any city administered or funded construction project requiring the Mayor's Office on Disability plan review or site inspection for compliance with Federal disability access laws and regulations shall pay a fee consistent with this section. For the purpose of this section, "plan review" includes reviewing and approving architectural drawings, site plans, and construction plans for compliance with Federal disability access laws and regulations prior to the commencement of work. For the purpose of this section, "site inspection" includes inspecting and approving all work for compliance with Federal disability access laws and regulations during the construction phase of the project.
   (a)   Plan Review and Site Inspection Fees. At the time the project sponsor submits its architectural drawings, site plans, and construction plans to the Mayor's Office on Disability, the project sponsor shall pay to the Mayor's Office on Disability a fee as set forth below.
Fee Schedule – New Construction:
 
 
Total Project Valuation
Fee
# of Plan Reviews included in fee
# of Site Inspections included in fee
Additional Plan Reviews or Site Inspections
Up to $200,000
Hourly rate of $150/hr
2
2
$150/hr
$200,000- $999,999
$2200 + $310 per each additional $100,000 over the initial $200,000
3
3
$150/hr
$1-$5 million
$4400 + $75 per each additional $100,000 over the initial $1 million
3
4
$150/hr
$5-10 million
$7400 + $22 per each additional $100,000 over the initial $5 million
3
5
$150/hr
$10 million and up
$8500 + $13.50 per each additional $100,000 over the initial $10 million
3
9
$150/hr
 
Fee Schedule – Alterations:
 
 
Total Project Valuation
Fee
# of Plan Reviews included in fee
# of Site Inspections included in fee
Additional Plan Reviews or Site Inspections
Up to $200,000
Hourly rate of $150/hr
2
2
$150/hr
$200 K- $999 K
$2640 + $340 per each additional $100,000 over the initial $200,000
3
3
$150/hr
$1-$5 million
$5040 + $85 per each additional $100,000 over the initial $1 million
3
4
$150/hr
$5-10 million
$8440 + $24 per each additional $100,000 over the initial $5 million
3
5
$150/hr
$10 million and up
$9640 + $15 per each additional $100,000 over the initial $10 million
3
9
$150/hr
 
      For the purposes of this section, "Total Project Valuation" shall mean the amount as determined under San Francisco Building Code Section 107.2. In the absence of a waiver under subsection (b), this ordinance does not require the Mayor's Office on Disability to review the architectural drawings, site plans, and construction plans or conduct any site inspections until the project sponsor pays the fee established by this section.
   (b)   Waiver. The Director of the Office on Disability may waive the fees received under this section where the project sponsor demonstrates in a written application that payment of such fees would present an undue financial hardship on the project sponsor.
   (c)   Adjustment of fees by the Controller. No later than July 1st of each year, the Controller shall adjust the fee schedule to ensure that: (1) each fee produces sufficient revenue to support each fee category's costs for the next year, and (2) each fee does not produce revenue which is projected to materially exceed each fee category's costs for the next year. The Controller shall provide a copy of any adjusted fee schedule under this Section 2A.22.1 to the Mayor's Office on Disability. The Mayor's Office on Disability shall post the adjusted fee schedule on its website. The Controller's annual adjustment shall become operative on July 1st of each year.
(Added by Ord. 190-05, File No. 051002, App. 7/29/2005; amended by Ord. 168-12, File No. 120606, App. 7/27/2012, Eff. 8/26/2012)
SEC. 2A.22.3.  AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT – REASONABLE MODIFICATION POLICY.
   (a)   It is the policy of the City and County of San Francisco ("City") to provide reasonable modifications in its policies, practices, and procedures for all qualified people with disabilities and to provide these modifications quickly, easily, and with minimum burden to the person with the disability. Denial of a modification should occur only in situations for which the policy modification would fundamentally alter the program, service, or activity, or would constitute an undue financial and/or administrative burden.
   (b)   All City departments shall take the following steps to implement the City's reasonable modification policy for the benefit of the public:
      (1)   Provide notice, in accessible formats, to members of the public of their rights to ask for a modification in policies, practices, and procedures or the use of an auxiliary aid or service in order to accommodate a disability.
      (2)   Respond to a request for a reasonable modification in a timely manner within 72 hours, if feasible. A department should never delay providing life-preserving modifications.
      (3)   Provide adequate communication devices for people with disabilities requesting communication assistance, such as qualified interpreters, note-takers, computer-aided transcription services, written materials, audio recordings, computer disks, large print and Brailed materials, and assistive listening systems to ensure that the City will be able to communicate effectively with individuals with disabilities, and that individuals with disabilities will be able to participate in the range of services and programs offered by the City.
      (4)   Provide appropriate training to staff members who will respond to requests for reasonable modifications.
   (c)   In working with a person who has a disability to address a reasonable modification request, City departments and their contractors shall not:
      (1)   Require a person with a disability to fill out a form, or provide medical documentation, in order to request or receive a reasonable modification, except as provided in subsection (c)(2), below.
      (2)   Inquire about the specific diagnosis or medical history of the requestor's disability. Most requests for reasonable modification to policies, practices and procedures to City services shall be granted readily unless a City department or contractor can demonstrate that doing so would constitute a fundamental alteration to the nature of its program or service or an undue financial and/or administrative burden.
      Medical or written documentation shall be required only in cases where the reasonable modification request appears unusual given the circumstances, exceeds the level of excellent customer service expected of City staff and contractors or there is no apparent nexus between the disability and the requested modification. Medical inquiries shall be limited to documentation of specific functional limitations, including an explanation of how the functional limitation necessitates the need for the requested modification.
   (d)   The Mayor's Office on Disability ("MOD") shall maintain on its website a list of City-approved vendors who can provide auxiliary aids and services necessary for effective communication with individuals with disabilities. MOD shall also provide guidance and technical assistance to City departments that have questions about the appropriate response to a request for reasonable modification.
(Added by Ord. 90-10, File No. 10024, App. 4/30/2010)
SEC. 2A.23.  OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS ENFORCEMENT.
   (a)   There is hereby created within the Department of Administrative Services an Office of Labor Standards Enforcement. The Office of Labor Standards Enforcement shall enforce the City's Minimum Wage Ordinance (Chapter 12R of the Administrative Code), Minimum Compensation Ordinance (Chapter 12P of the Administrative Code), Health Care Accountability Ordinance (Chapter 12Q of the Administrative Code), Prevailing Wage Ordinances, and shall carry out any additional duties and functions as assigned by Charter or ordinance. The Office of Labor Standards Enforcement may enforce the provisions of the California Labor Code to the extent permitted by State law. The Office of Labor Standards Enforcement may impose penalties and take any and all appropriate action to enforce the requirements of such provisions, including but not limited to those set forth in San Francisco Administrative Code Chapter 12R, to the extent permitted by State law.
   (b)   The Office shall be administered by the Labor Standards Enforcement Officer, who shall be appointed by, and shall serve at the pleasure of, the Mayor. In appointing the Labor Standards Enforcement Officer, the Mayor shall consider, among other relevant factors, the individual's experience enforcing labor standards, including prevailing wage requirements, and the diversity of San Francisco in the construction industry. The Labor Standards Enforcement Officer shall coordinate his or her activities with federal and state labor standards agencies.
   (c)   All City departments shall cooperate with the Labor Standards Enforcement Officer and his or her designees. The Labor Standards Enforcement Officer shall have the authority to subpoena the production of books, papers, records or other items relevant to investigations under the jurisdiction of the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement.
(Added by Ord. 5-06, File No. 051652, App. 1/20/2006; Ord. 205-06, File No. 060247, App. 7/25/2006)
SEC. 2A.25.  OFFICE OF THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR.
   The Office of the City Administrator shall be a department of the City. The City Administrator shall be appointed and may be removed as provided in the Charter. The department shall include such officers and employees as are authorized pursuant to the budgetary and fiscal provisions of the Charter.
(Added by Ord. 204-04, File No. 040754, App. 8/5/2004)
ARTICLE II:
DEPARTMENTS
 
Department Heads.
Department Responsibility for Workers' Compensation Costs.
Persons Designated to Certify as to Oath of Allegiance.
Roster of Officers and Employees Serving on Any Board, Commission or Committee.
 
SEC. 2A.30.  DEPARTMENT HEADS.
   Each elective officer in charge of an administrative office, the chief executive under a board or commission, the Controller, the City Administrator and each department head appointed by the Mayor shall have the powers and duties of a department head, except as otherwise specifically provided in the Charter.
   Each department head shall be immediately responsible for the administration of his or her department, and shall file an annual report and make such other reports, estimates and recommendations at the time and in the manner required by law, or as required by the Mayor, board or commission.
   The department head shall act as the "appointing officer" under the civil service provisions of the Charter for the appointing, disciplining and removal of such officers, assistants and employees as may be authorized. On the written direction of the department head concerned, the head of any utility, institution, bureau or other subdivision of such department may be designated as the "appointing officer" for such utility, institution, bureau or other subdivision. Non-civil service appointments and any temporary appointments in any department or subdivision thereof, and all removals therefrom shall be made by the department head, bureau head or other subdivision head designated as the appointing officer.
   The department head shall issue or authorize all requisitions for the purchase of materials, supplies and equipment required by such department, provided that, on the written direction of the department head concerned, the head of any utility, institution, bureau or other subdivision of a department may likewise be vested with such power. Each department head or the head of a utility, institution, bureau or other subdivision of each department shall be responsible for the proper checking of all materials, supplies and equipment ordered for its purposes, and for the approval or disapproval of bills for claims rendered for such materials, supplies or equipment.
   The head of any department, through the Mayor if part of the Executive Branch under the Charter, shall recommend to the Board of Supervisors such ordinances as may be required to carry out the powers vested and the duties imposed, and to establish or readjust fees or charges for permits issued to or work performed for persons, firms or corporations when these are subject to the department's jurisdiction.
   Each department head, through the Mayor if part of the Executive Branch under the Charter, may suggest the creation of positions subject to the provisions of the Charter, and may reduce the forces under his or her jurisdiction to conform to the needs of the work for which he or she is responsible.
(Added by Ord. 277-96, App. 7/3/96; amended by Ord. 204-04, File No. 040754, App. 8/5/2004)
SEC. 2A.31.  DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION COSTS.
   The Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco hereby declares that all departments shall share responsibility for workers' compensation costs and shall more effectively monitor and manage workers' compensation costs for employees of the City and County of San Francisco. To achieve this purpose, effective January 1, 2001, it shall be required that:
   (a)   Department heads shall identify and utilize limited or modified duty assignments whenever practical for workers with disabilities;
   (b)   Department heads shall identify the person or persons with authority and responsibility for monitoring and managing workers' compensation costs and shall assist communications between the workers' compensation claims division and the injured employee;
   (c)   Operating managers at all levels shall be responsible for monitoring and managing workers' compensation costs and shall receive training for this purpose;
   (d)   Performance evaluations of individual managers shall include review of their management of workers' compensation claims and costs;
   (e)   City-wide budgeting and accounting mechanisms shall be established to allocate to each department its equitable share of workers' compensation costs;
   (f)   Automated data on employee workers' compensation claims shall be produced and made available by the Human Resources Director, the Controller, and all departments, in form and frequency determined by the Workers' Compensation Council to be sufficient to permit effective analysis for department management of workers' compensation costs;
   (g)   Department heads shall submit a written report each quarter to the Workers' Compensation Council on the status of the department's workers' compensation claims. These reports shall include but not be limited to incidence rates of employee injuries, lost workday incident rates, year-to-year comparisons, utilization by the department of limited or modified duty assignments and disability transfers.
(Added by Ord. 357-91, App. 10/2/91; amended by Ord. 18-95, App. 1/25/95; Ord. 103-00, File No. 000534, App. 5/26/2000; Ord. 250-00, File No. 001489, App. 10/27/2000)
SEC. 2A.32.  PERSONS DESIGNATED TO CERTIFY AS TO OATH OF ALLEGIANCE.
   The chief executive officer of each department of the City and County is hereby designated as the officer in such department who shall ascertain and certify that all officers and employees within such department have taken the oath of affirmation or allegiance required by State law. The General Manager of the Civil Service Commission shall ascertain and certify that each officer so designated has taken such oath or affirmation of allegiance.
(Formerly Sec. 18.10; amended by Ord. 161-68, App. 6/26/68; renumbered by Ord. 327-00, File No. 001922, App. 12/28/2000)
SEC. 2A.40.  ROSTER OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES SERVING ON ANY BOARD, COMMISSION OR COMMITTEE.
   The Mayor shall prepare and maintain on a current basis a roster of officers and employees of the City and County appointed, elected or designated to serve on any board, commission or committee pursuant to Federal or State law or ordinance, resolution, joint exercise of powers agreement or any other agreement entered into by or on behalf of the City and County. The appointing authority shall, with respect to any officer or employee heretofore or hereafter appointed, elected or designated to serve on any such board, commission or committee, forthwith transmit written notification to the Mayor of such appointment, election or designation.
(Added by Ord. 12-73, App. 1/5/73; amended by Ord. 70-00, File No. 000357, App. 4/28/2000)
ARTICLE III:
CITY PLANNING
 
Planning; Advice on Physical Improvement and Development.
Capital Planning Committee – General Plan Referrals.
General Plan Referrals.
Planning Commission Evaluation of Medical Cannabis Dispensary Location Regulations.
 
SEC. 2A.51.  PLANNING; ADVICE ON PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT.
   The Planning Department shall advise the Board of Supervisors and other departments, commissions and agencies of the City and County in any matter affecting the physical improvement and development of the City and County. All public officials shall upon request furnish to the Planning Department such information as it may require for its work and the Planning Department shall furnish to all departments and officials of the City and County such information as said departments and officials may require concerning the General Plan.
(Added by Ord. 320-96, App. 8/8/96)
SEC. 2A.52.  CAPITAL PLANNING COMMITTEE – GENERAL PLAN REFERRALS.
   The Capital Planning Committee cannot act upon the annual capital expenditure plan, six-year capital improvement program, a capital improvement project or a long-term financing proposal such as, but not limited to, general obligation or revenue bonds or nonprofit corporation proposals until a General Plan referral report has been rendered by the Planning Department regarding conformity of the project with the General Plan. In order to complete the General Plan referral report in a timely fashion, early involvement of the Planning Department in the planning process is advised. The Planning Department is available to prepare a policy analysis report. This report will provide policy guidance for the planning and decision-making of the proposal and its alternatives.
   If the Planning Department fails to render a General Plan referral report within 45 days after receipt of such referral, unless a longer time has been granted by the Board of Supervisors, said capital improvement plan shall be deemed to be in conformity with the General Plan. Procedures for General Plan referrals as set forth in Section 2A.53 of this Code shall be applicable.
   Further, to facilitate rational prioritization of capital improvement projects over a six-year time period and within the resource and debt capacity, the Planning Department shall assist in developing a strategic plan for capital expenditures for use of the Capital Planning Committee and the Board of Supervisors.
(Added by Ord. 68-98, App. 2/26/98; amended by Ord. 75-14, File No. 140226, App. 5/28/2014, Eff. 6/27/2014)
SEC. 2A.53.  GENERAL PLAN REFERRALS.
   (a)   General. The Charter requires that the Planning Department prepare written reports regarding the conformity with the General Plan for the use of the Board of Supervisors prior to its action on the acquisition, vacation, sale, change in use or title of public property, subdivision of land, construction or improvement of public buildings or structures, plans for public housing or public-assisted private housing, or redevelopment project plans, within the City and County.
   (b)   Purpose. The General Plan is a compendium of policies on all aspects of the City and County's physical development, formulated with extensive public participation, adopted by the Planning Commission, and approved by the Board of Supervisors. In order to implement the public policy contained in the General Plan, the following procedures will be used in determining consistency with the General Plan and reporting the findings to the Board of Supervisors in a timely manner prior to action on the proposal. Early involvement of the Planning Department in the planning of a project or plan is advisable to avoid delays. The Planning Department is available to provide policy analysis reports on issues concerning the physical development of the city as a proactive information tool for decision-making and analysis of applicable public policy as contained in the General Plan.
   (c)   Applicability. The following actions by the Board of Supervisors require a written report from the Planning Department on the consistency of the proposed action with the General Plan:
      (1)   Proposed ordinances and resolutions concerning the acquisition, extension, widening, narrowing, removal, relocation, vacation, abandonment, sale or change in the use of any public way, transportation route, ground, open space, building, or structure owned by the City and County;
      (2)   Subdivisions of land within the City and County;
      (3)   Projects for the construction or improvement of public buildings or structures within the City and County, the annual capital expenditure plan, six-year capital improvement program, a capital improvement project or a long-term financing proposal such as, but not limited to, general obligation or revenue bonds or nonprofit corporation proposals;
      (4)   Project plans for public housing, or publicly assisted private housing in the City and County;
      (5)   Redevelopment project plans within the City and County;
      (6)   Programs and schedules which link the General Plan to the allocation of local, State and federal resources; and
      (7)   Any substantial change to any of the above actions.
   (d)   Application. Property owners, public agencies and their respective agents shall initiate General Plan referrals by filing a completed application containing all required information with the Planning Department and paying an initial fee set forth in the Planning Code. The remainder of the fee, based on time and materials, shall be paid prior to the transmittal of the General Plan referral report to the applicant or Board of Supervisors. The Planning Department shall determine whether the application is complete and shall notify the applicant and, in the case of an incomplete application, request the necessary information.
   (e)   Determination. For most General Plan referral applications, a written General Plan referral report stating that a proposed action is consistent with the General Plan, shall be transmitted to the applicant for submittal with the proposal to the Board of Supervisors in 45 days after accepting a complete application. If the response requires more than 45 days because of environmental review procedures, the complexity of the proposed action, public controversy generated by the proposal, or a public hearing before the Planning Commission, the Department shall notify the applicant and Board of Supervisors.
      Proposals which are inconsistent with the General Plan, complex or have generated public controversy, shall require a public hearing and determination by the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission resolution finding a proposal in conformity with the General Plan shall be submitted to the Board of Supervisors and the applicant within five business days after receipt of payment.
   (f)   Board of Supervisor Action. Resolutions or motions for actions listed under Subsection (c) of this Section shall include a finding of consistency with the General Plan. The Planning Commission or Department's disapproval of a proposed action may be overruled by a vote of not less than two-thirds of the members of the Board of Supervisors.
(Added by Ord. 68-98, App. 2/26/98; amended by Ord. 186-02, File No. 021418, App. 9/6/2002; Ord. 218-02, File No. 021609, App. 11/1/2002; Ord. 168-07, File No. 061537, App. 7/20/2007)
SEC. 2A.54.  PLANNING COMMISSION EVALUATION OF MEDICAL CANNABIS DISPENSARY LOCATION REGULATIONS.
   (a)   The Board of Supervisors hereby directs the Planning Commission, by no later than May 1, 2014, to submit a written report to Board of Supervisors evaluating the impacts on communities in which MCDs are located and to make recommendations regarding whether Planning Code provisions governing the location of MCDs, including but not limited to Planning Code Sections 209.3(k), 217(k), 790.141 and 890.133, should be amended. In this report, the Board of Supervisors directs the Planning Commission to address the following considerations, at a minimum:
      (1)   The extent to which MCDs are concentrated in particular communities within San Francisco;
      (2)   The nature and extent of effects of the location requirements tor MCDs on medical cannabis patients' access to medical cannabis;
      (3)   The nature and extent of effects of the location requirements for MCDs on the public health, safety and welfare in the communities in which MCDs are located;
      (4)   Whether increased community input into the approval process to establish an MCD would benefit the public health, safety and welfare, and, if so, what procedures would be most effective in increasing such community input;
      (5)   Projected impacts on the public health, safety and welfare of expanding the areas in which MCDs can be located; and
      (6)   Best operational practices that should be employed by MCDs to ensure the public health, safety and welfare, including but not limited to minimum levels of security measures, hours of operation, and location.
   (b)   In developing this report, the Board of Supervisors directs the Planning Commission and/or Planning Department staff to consult as appropriate with City boards, commissions, departments, entities, and officials, including but not limited to the Director of the Department of Building Inspection, the Director of the Department of Public Health, the Chief of the Fire Department, the Chief of the Police Department, and relevant community stakeholders, including existing permitted medical cannabis dispensaries within the City and County of San Francisco.
(Added by Ord. 264-13, File No. 130734, Eff. 12/27/2013)
ARTICLE IV:
DISTRICT ATTORNEY; POLICE
 
District Attorney.
Police Department Participation in Federal Counterterrorism Activities.
Police; Ranks in the Department.
Police; Creation of New Ranks.
Supplemental Authority Regarding Appointment to Non-Civil Service Ranks Above Captain.
Police; Other Executives.
Police; Inspectors.
Police; Special Police Officers.
Police; Special Powers of the Chief of Police.
Police; Traffic Regulation.
Special Police Funds.
Community Policing Policy.
Justice Tracking Information System (JUSTIS) Committee Governance Council.
Boundaries of Police Department District Stations.
Press Room Telephones.
Police Staffing and Deployment to District Stations.
Implementing the California Sexual Assault Victims' DNA Bill of Rights. 
 
SEC. 2A.70.  DISTRICT ATTORNEY.
   Any amount required by the District Attorney from time to time from the District Attorney's special fund shall be requisitioned by the District Attorney, stating the general purpose for which required, whereupon the Controller shall draw his warrant therefor and the claim be paid as provided for payment of other warrants by the Treasurer. All such sums may be used by the District Attorney solely as provided by general law and the District Attorney shall file vouchers with the Controller at the end of each fiscal year showing what disposition the District Attorney has made of any moneys received from such fund and the particular purpose for which it was disbursed, provided that, if a criminal proceeding be pending or under investigation, vouchers for moneys disbursed in such proceeding or investigation need not be filed until the trial of the criminal proceeding be ended or the investigation concluded. No portion of the fund shall be used for compensation or remuneration of full-time assistants or employees.
   There shall be a Victim-Witness Assistance Program. The District Attorney shall work with other City Departments and public and private entities to provide assistance to victims and witnesses of crimes pursuant to Part 4, Title 6, Chapter 4, Article 2 of the California Penal Code. The program shall comply with the standards and the evaluation and reporting procedures set forth in Article 2 of the California Penal Code. The District Attorney Victim-Witness Assistance Program is the major provider of victim/witness assistance in the City and County of San Francisco. The program may request, solicit, receive and disburse funds from governmental and non-governmental sources under the provisions of Article XV, Sections 10.170 and 10.170-1 of the San Francisco Administrative Code.
   There shall be a Warrant and Bond Office. The District Attorney shall appoint an assistant to have charge of the Warrant and Bond Office to be designated Warrant and Bond Deputy, and such additional assistants and clerks as may be provided by the budget and appropriation ordinances. No person shall be appointed Warrant and Bond Deputy who is not at the time of his or her appointment qualified to practice law in all the courts of this State. The Warrant and Bond Deputy shall keep his or her office open continuously night and day for the transaction of business; the Warrant and Bond Deputy shall draw and approve with his or her signature all complaints and warrants in criminal actions to be prosecuted in the Municipal Courts and any inferior court established by law in this City and County and possessing criminal jurisdiction; the Warrant and Bond Deputy shall have custody of all bail bonds and appeal bonds taken in such courts.
   The Warrant and Bond Deputy may issue bail bonds and appeal bonds and order the discharge from custody of the persons for whom such bonds are approved by a magistrate. The Warrant and Bond Deputy may fix cash bail in misdemeanor cases where arrests are made without warrants and may take cash bail in all cases arising in the Municipal Court and any inferior court established by law in this City and County and possessing criminal jurisdiction, and may order the discharge from custody of the persons for whom cash bail is deposited with the Warrant and Bond Deputy.
   In the matter of fixing bail and ordering the release of prisoners the Warrant and Bond Deputy shall be subject to the judges of the Municipal Court and the judges of any court in the City and County empowered by law to act as magistrates.
(Added by Ord. 320-96, App. 8/8/96; amended by Ord. 107-00, File No. 000538, App. 5/26/2000)
SEC. 2A.74.  POLICE DEPARTMENT PARTICIPATION IN FEDERAL COUNTERTERRORISM ACTIVITIES.
   (a)   This Ordinance shall be known as the "Safe San Francisco Civil Rights Ordinance."
   (b)   The City and County of San Francisco, including but not limited to the San Francisco Police Department, may assist federal agencies on the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI" ) Joint Terrorism Task Force or any successor task force, joint operation, assignment or enforcement activity (collectively, "JTTF") in preventing and investigating possible acts of terrorism and other criminal activity only in a manner that is fully consistent with the laws of the State of California, including but not limited to the inalienable right to privacy guaranteed by Article 1, Section 1 of the California Constitution, as well as the laws and policies of the City and County of San Francisco and, as applicable to the Police Department, that Department's policies, procedures, and orders.
   (c)   Before execution of any Memorandum of Understanding or other written agreement, contract or arrangement (collectively, "MOU") between the San Francisco Police Department and the FBI regarding the Police Department's participation on the JTTF, or any amendment to an existing MOU with the FBI regarding the JTTF, the Chief of Police shall submit the proposed MOU and any related Department General Orders or Bureau Orders for discussion and public comment at an open meeting of the Police Commission.
   (d)   By January 31 of each year, the Chief of Police shall provide to the Police Commission a public report with appropriate public information on the Police Department's work with the JTTF in the prior calendar year, including any issues related to compliance with this Section.
(Added by Ord. 83-12, File No. 120351, App. 5/9/2012, Eff. 6/8/2012)
SEC. 2A.75.  POLICE; RANKS IN THE DEPARTMENT.
   The several ranks or positions in the Department shall be as follows: Chief of Police, captains, criminologists, lieutenants, inspectors, sergeants, assistant inspectors, police surgeon, police officers, police patrol drivers and women protective officers, and such other ranks or positions as the Police Commission may from time to time create as provided for in Section 2A.76 of this Code.
(Added by Ord. 320-96, App. 8/8/96)
Sec. 2A.76.  POLICE; CREATION OF NEW RANKS.
   The Police Commission shall by rule and subject to the fiscal provisions of the Charter, have power to create new or additional ranks or positions in the Department which shall be subject to the civil service provisions of the Charter; provided that the Police Commission subject to the recommendation of the Civil Service Commission and the approval of the Board of Supervisors may declare such new or additional ranks or positions to be exempt from the civil service provisions of the Charter. If the Civil Service Commission disapproves any such exemption, the Board of Supervisors may approve such exemptions by a majority vote of the members thereof.
   The Police Commission may in their discretion designate the rank or ranks from which appointments to such exempt ranks or positions shall be made. The Chief of Police may appoint to any non-civil service rank or position above the rank of captain as may be created hereunder Department or any member of the Police Department who has had supervisory experience over other sworn law enforcement officers. If any new or additional rank or position is created pursuant hereto pending the adoption of salary standards for such rank or position, the Police Commission shall have power to recommend the basic rate of compensation therefor to the Board of Supervisors who shall have the power to fix the rate of compensation for said new rank or position and it shall have the power, and it shall be its duty without reference or amendment to the annual budget, to amend the annual appropriation ordinance and the annual salary ordinance to include the provisions necessary for paying the basic rate of compensation fixed by said Board of Supervisors for said new rank or position for the then current fiscal year.
   The Police Commission shall also have power to establish and from time to time change the order or rank of the non-civil service ranks in the Police Department.
(Added by Ord. 320-96, App. 8/8/96; amended by Ord. 44-99, App. 3/26/99; Ord. 218-09, File No. 091031, App. 10/29/2009)
SEC. 2A.76-1.  SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY REGARDING APPOINTMENT TO NON-CIVIL SERVICE RANKS ABOVE CAPTAIN.
   Notwithstanding the requirements in Section 2A.76. the Chief of Police may appoint to any non-civil service rank above the rank of captain any sworn law enforcement officer who has had supervisory experience over other sworn law enforcement officers in any federal, state or local agency that employs sworn law enforcement officers, provided however that no more than one such officer may hold an appointment at any one time.
   The authority to make appointments under this Section 2A.76-1 shall expire five years from the effective date of this ordinance. The expiration of the authority that this Section creates shall not terminate or otherwise affect any appointment that the Chief of Police made under this Section.
(Added by Ord. 218-09, File No. 091031, App. 10/29/2009)
SEC. 2A.77.  POLICE; OTHER EXECUTIVES.
   Subject to the provisions of the Charter governing the appointment and removal of non-civil service appointees, and without competitive examination, the Chief of Police shall have power to appoint a police surgeon; to appoint any person who meets the qualification in Section 2A.76 or 2A.76-1 to any non-civil service rank above the rank of captain as may be created by the Police Commission pursuant to the provisions of Section 2A.76 of this Code; and to appoint a member to any non-civil service rank below the rank of captain as may be created by the Police Commission pursuant to the provisions of Section 2A.76 from among the members of the Department holding the rank or ranks designated by said commission pursuant to the provisions of Section 2A.76 of this Code. When any member of the Department, detailed to any of the positions above mentioned, shall be removed from said detail or position, he or she shall be returned to his or her civil service rank and position, unless removed from the Department pursuant to the provisions of Section A8.343 of the Charter.
(Added by Ord. 320-96, App. 8/8/96; amended by Ord. 45-99, App. 3/26/99; Ord. 218-09, File No. 091031, App. 10/29/2009)
SEC. 2A.78.  POLICE; INSPECTORS.
   Assignment to the ranks of assistant inspector and inspector in the Police Department shall be made by the Chief of Police from among those members of said Department holding the ranks of sergeant or police officer who have qualified in the following manner; any of the aforesaid members of the Police Department who has served in the Department not less than three years shall be eligible to participate in a competitive examination for the rank of assistant inspector which shall be administered by the Civil Service Commission. The Chief of Police shall appoint assistant inspectors to fill vacancies in the rank of assistant inspector from the certified list of qualified candidates as provided for under the Civil Service Rules pertaining to uniformed personnel of the Police Department. If any member of the Department appointed as an assistant inspector is a sergeant at the time of the appointment or is appointed a sergeant thereafter, that member shall receive the rate of compensation attached to the rank of sergeant.
   Assistant inspectors shall serve a six-month probationary period. Appointment as inspector shall not be subject to competitive examination. In case of vacancy in said rank of inspector the appointment shall be made by the Chief of Police from among those holding the rank of assistant inspector who have actually served as assistant inspector for at least two years prior to such appointment; provided, however, that in the event there are no assistant inspectors who have actually served as such for at least two years prior to such appointment, the appointment may be made by the Chief of Police from among those holding the rank of assistant inspector who have completed their six months' probationary period prior to such appointment. The Chief of Police may, from time to time, detail members of the Department for performance of duty, without change in rank, in the various units and bureaus of the Department.
   Inspectors and assistant inspectors shall have the same rights as other members of the Department to take competitive examinations from their respective civil service ranks; provided, however, that any member of the Department holding the rank of inspector, assistant inspector or police officer may take the competitive examination for the rank of sergeant. An inspector or assistant inspector guilty of any offense or violation of the rules and procedures of the Police Department shall be subject to punishment as provided in Charter Section A8.343; provided, however, that in addition to the punishments set forth in Section A8.343, an inspector may be demoted to his or her civil service rank for any offense or violation set forth in said section and after trial and hearing before the Police Commission as set forth therein.
(Added by Ord. 320-96, App. 8/8/96; amended by Ord. 202-01, File No. 010762, App. 9/28/2001)
SEC. 2A.79.  POLICE; SPECIAL POLICE OFFICERS.
   Special Police Officers shall be subject to all the rules and regulations of the Department.
(Added by Ord. 320-96, App. 8/8/96)
SEC. 2A.80.  POLICE; SPECIAL POWERS OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE.
   The Chief of Police shall have the power, by regulation, to provide for the care and restitution of property that may come into possession of any officer or employee thereof, and the sale at public auction of all such unclaimed property, as well as the disposition of such property as shall consist of weapons or articles used or that may be used in the commission of crime, or the sale or disposition of which is prohibited by law.
   The Chief of Police may refuse to issue any permit that is subject to Police Department investigation and issuance, if it shall appear that the character of the business or the applicant requesting such permit does not warrant the issuance thereof, or the Chief of Police may revoke any such permit as soon as it shall appear that the business or calling of the person to whom it was granted is conducted in a disorderly or improper manner, or that the place in which the business is conducted or maintained is not a proper or suitable place in which to conduct or maintain such business or calling.
   The Chief of Police in the performance of police duties shall have power to examine at any time the books and the premises of pawnbrokers, peddlers, junk and secondhand dealers, auctioneers and other businesses designated by the Board of Supervisors, and for these purposes shall have the power of inquiry, investigation and subpoena, as provided by the Charter.
(Added by Ord. 320-96, App. 8/8/96)
SEC. 2A.81.  POLICE; TRAFFIC REGULATION.
   The traffic function of the Police Department shall be under the jurisdiction of the Chief of Police, who shall have powers and duties relating to street traffic, subject to all applicable laws, as follows:
   (a)   To regulate all street traffic by means of police officers and the emergency use of temporary signs or devices;
   (b)   To promote traffic safety education and to receive and give prompt attention to complaints in relation to street traffic and to refer all complaints relating to or arising from street design or from traffic devices, or the absence thereof, to the Department of Public Works or the Municipal Transportation Agency, as applicable;
   (c)   To collect and compile traffic accident data, copies of which shall be furnished to the Municipal Transportation Agency; and
   (d)   To cooperate and advise for the best performance of these functions, with the Department of Public Works, the Municipal Transportation Agency, the Fire Department, the Department of City Planning, the Board of Supervisors, and other departments and agencies of the City and County and of the State as may be necessary
   (e)   To review all proposed plans relating to traffic control devices that are received from the Municipal Transportation Agency and to make such recommendations to that Agency as may be deemed necessary for the proper regulation of street traffic.
   The powers and duties of the Chief of Police with respect to these traffic functions shall not modify to any extent the powers and duties of any other department or office, but shall be, first for the purpose of assisting the Chief of Police in his or her regulation of traffic, and, second, for the purpose of recommendation only, to other departments or offices upon matters within their jurisdiction, but affecting to any extent the regulation of traffic.
(Added by Ord. 320-96, App. 8/8/96; Ord. 287-08, File No. 081340, App. 12/5/2008)
SEC. 2A.82.  SPECIAL POLICE FUNDS.
   The Board of Supervisors shall have the power to appropriate to the Police Department an amount not to exceed in any one fiscal year the sum of $50,000 to be known as the contingent fund of the Chief of Police. The Chief of Police may from time to time, disburse such sums from such fund as in his or her judgment shall be for the best interests of the City and County in the investigation and detection of crime, and the Police Commission shall allow and order paid out of such contingent fund, upon orders signed by the Chief of Police, such amounts as may be required.
   The Board of Supervisors shall have the power to appropriate to the Police Department an amount not less than $50,000 in any one fiscal year to be known as the narcotic fund of the Chief of Police. The Chief of Police may from time to time, disburse such sums from such fund as in his or her judgment shall be for the best interests of the City and County in the enforcement of the narcotic laws, and the Police Commission shall allow and order paid out of such narcotic fund, upon orders signed by the Chief of Police, such amounts as may be required.
(Added by Ord. 320-96, App. 8/8/96)
SEC. 2A.83.  COMMUNITY POLICING POLICY.
   (a)   Policy. It shall be the policy of the City and County of San Francisco to engage in community policing.
   (b)   Definition. Community policing is a philosophy and organizational strategy that includes community members in many aspects of police work and relies on partnerships between the San Francisco Police Department and community-based organizations, as well as city agencies and other public entities, including but not limited to the Department of Public Health, the Department of Children, Youth, and their Families, and the San Francisco Unified School District, in order to create safer communities, address the root causes of violence, and preserve healthy and vibrant neighborhoods in San Francisco. Community policing involves police officers working in collaboration with community leaders, residents and local businesses in proactive ways to identify public safety concerns and create inclusive solutions to community problems. Community policing depends on deep, transparent, and mutually respectful relationships between police personnel and community members to sustain cooperative working relationships. An important element in effective community policing is that police personnel and community members familiar with the needs and strengths of a particular community play an important policing role within that community and be allowed to develop their own innovative solutions to problems.
      Community policing is not an abstract ideal; rather, it requires that the San Francisco Police Department commit to a departmental structure and philosophy that supports community policing, that it create strong structures for partnership with community members, that it maintain strong programs and communication mechanisms to connect with and build relationships with the broader community, and that it sustain effective systems to hold police officers accountable. In addition to the work of the San Francisco Police Department, community policing requires the existence of independent community-based violence prevention programs in order to prevent and reduce crime, including violent crime.
      In the City and County of San Francisco, community policing may include the following:
      (1)   Structure and Philosophy of the San Francisco Police Department.
         (A)   An organizational structure that supports community policing, which may include a high ranking Department member in charge of monitoring, evaluating, and continually improving the Police Department's community policing activities and strategies, community policing lieutenants designated at each district station, and consideration of community policing skilling, including community feedback, in assignment or promotion decisions as permitted by Civil Service, Memorandum of Understanding and other applicable requirements;
         (B)   Officer foot patrols;
         (C)   Officers with advanced training in de-escalating dangerous situations including but not limited to those situations involving individuals in mental health crisis; and
         (D)   Ongoing training at all levels (academy, field, and in-services) in community policing for officers throughout their careers.
      (2)   Structures for Formal Partnerships Between the San Francisco Police Department and Community Members.
         (A)   Formal processes by which community members can interact and work with police personnel to discuss and problem solve neighborhood policing, community, and public safety concerns, for example, working groups, the existing Citizen Police Advisory Boards, or other advisory committees or boards;
         (B)   Training in community policing for community members on any advisor committees, boards, or working groups; and
         (C)   Mechanisms for annual review by civilian advisory committees, boards, or working groups, of adherence to this community policing policy and efficacy of the Department's community policing program.
      (3)   Community Relations.
         (A)   Community building activities such as Police Department sponsored mentorship programs for children, police participation in neighborhood and holiday celebratory events, town hall meetings, and community policing and violence prevention summits to explore issues and problems in particular communities or with particular people in the same demographic (e.g., youth, LGBT community, African-American community, Latino community, Native American community, Asian/Pacific Islander community, Middle Eastern community, homeless residents of San Francisco); and
         (B)   Regular two-way communication between personnel at the district stations and the community, which may include technological mechanisms to receive community feedback, district station newsletters, and use of social network tools.
      (4)   Effective Systems to Hold Officers Accountable.
         (A)   Strong "early detection systems" to identify problem officers; and
         (B)   An effective Department of Police Accountability that is responsive in a timely fashion to community concerns and that provides an on-line complaints system where complainants can file and check the status of their complaints.
      (5)   Community Based Violence Prevention Programs. A vibrant network of community-based organizations that complement the work of the Police Department by operating a coordinated set of programs including street outreach, intensive case management, safe havens or evening programs, afterschool programs, job training, community run GED education, crisis response services, and behavioral health services for trauma.
   (c)   Police Department Polices and Procedures. The Board of Supervisors urges the Police Commission and the Chief of Police to review Department policies and procedures for consistency with the community policing policy, and as necessary amend those policies and procedures, including but not limited to Departmental General Orders 1.03 "Duties of Patrol Officers," 1.04 "Duties of Sergeants," 1.05 "Duties of Station Personnel," 1.06 "Duties of Superior Officers," 1.07 "Duties of Command Officers/Field Operations Bureau," 3.02 "Terms and Definitions," 3.09 "Department Awards," 3.11 "Community Oriented Policing & Problem Solving," 3.12 "Department Training Plan," 3.13 "Field Training Program," and 3.18 "Performance Improvement Program."
   (d)   The Police Commission, Mayor, and Board of Supervisors shall review the Police Department's policies, procedures, community partnerships, organization and operations on an annual basis to ensure compliance with the community policing policy.
(Added by Ord. 210-11, File No. 110221, App. 11/4/2011, Eff. 12/4/2011; amended by Ord. 232-17, File No. 170866, App. 12/8/2017, Eff. 12/8/2017)
SEC. 2A.85.  JUSTICE TRACKING INFORMATION SYSTEM (JUSTIS) COMMITTEE GOVERNANCE COUNCIL.
   (a)   Creation of Council. The Board of Supervisors hereby creates a Governance Council comprised of representatives of all participating criminal justice agencies in the City and County of San Francisco, or agencies that operate programs integrally related to the criminal justice system, to establish policy related to implementation and ongoing operation of JUSTIS (Justice Tracking Information System). JUSTIS is an integrated criminal justice information system serving participating criminal justice agencies in San Francisco.
   (b)   Functions of the JUSTIS Governance Council. The responsibility of the JUSTIS Governance Council include the following:
      1.   Setting priorities and approving direction for project development and enhancements;
      2.   Reviewing, approving, and submitting annual and supplemental appropriations requests.
      3.   Approving vendor contracts.
   (c)   Membership. The membership of the JUSTIS Governance Council shall be composed of the heads of the following agencies:
      (1)   San Francisco Superior Court.
      (2)   District Attorney.
      (3)   Public Defender.
      (4)   Sheriff.
      (5)   Adult Probation Department.
      (6)   Police Department.
      (7)   Department of Emergency Management.
      (8)   Juvenile Probation Department.
      (9)   Mayor's Office.
      (10)   Department on the Status of Women.
      (11)   City Administrator.
      (12)   Department of Technology (non-voting).
   (d)   Chair and Co-Chair of Council. The City Administrator shall serve as the permanent Chair. The Co-Chair, selected from among voting members, shall serve on an annual rotating basis.
   (e)   Meeting Frequency. The JUSTIS Governance Council shall meet at least twice annually. The Chair may call a special or emergency meeting as needed.
   (f)   Voting. Each voting agency shall have one equal vote. Only department heads or their authorized designees may vote. A designee must be authorized by the Department Head to vote on all action items at the meeting.
   (g)   Staffing. Each participating Department shall assign staff as needed to support the implementation of JUSTIS.
(Added by Ord. 309-00, File No. 001625, App. 12/28/2000; amended by Ord. 272-04, File No. 041242, App. 11/9/2004; Ord. 46-11, File No. 110011, App. 3/10/2011)
SEC. 2A.86.  BOUNDARIES OF POLICE DEPARTMENT DISTRICT STATIONS.
   (a)   Ten-Year Review. The boundaries of Police Department district stations should operate to maximize the effectiveness of police operations and the efficient use of police resources. No less than once every ten years, the Police Commission, in consultation with the Chief of Police, shall complete a comprehensive review of district station boundaries and make adjustments as appropriate.
   (b)   Data and Factors for Consideration. The Police Commission, in consultation with the Chief of Police, shall base the review of station boundaries on the following:
      (1)   Population data, including but not limited to the results of the decennial federal census;
      (2)   Data regarding non-residents including visitors, shoppers, workers and tourists who spend time in San Francisco;
      (3)   Proposed development or other activities that are likely to significantly alter the population of residents or non-residents in the following ten year period;
      (4)   Landscape features, whether natural or constructed, such as hills, waterways, major streets or transit lines, shopping districts, residential developments and parks;
      (5)   Boundaries of neighborhoods and cohesive communities;
      (6)   Areas with higher-than-average concentrations of children, youth and the elderly;
      (7)   Number, type and frequency of policing activities, including calls for service and arrests;
      (8)   Anticipated needs for police resources, including but not limited to adequate staffing for (i) foot beats and community policing efforts, (ii) areas experiencing or at-risk for higher-than-average crime, and (iii) areas with a special need for policing services due to lower-than-average arrest and conviction rates;
      (9)   Capacity of police resources, including but not limited to district station facilities, information technology, communications systems and police personnel;
      (10)   Neighborhood and community input; and
      (11)   Other relevant factors as determined by the Police Commission and the Chief.
   (c)   Review and Adoption of New Boundaries. No later than the first January 1st following official publication of the results of the federal decennial census, the Chief of Police shall develop and submit to the Police Commission a work plan for a comprehensive review of district station boundaries. The work plan shall include timelines, a budget, and identification of functions that can best be performed by technical experts in other City departments or from outside the City.
      Consistent with implementation of the work plan, including appropriate budgetary support for the project, the Chief of Police shall review the station boundaries, including all data described above. The following shall provide technical assistance to the Chief of Police, as requested; the Controller, the Director of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, the Director of Planning, and any other officers or employees engaged in planning, forecasting, building or population analysis. As part of the review, the Chief, with the assistance of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice and any expert identified or retained to manage the project, shall conduct public hearings and gather input from all affected communities.
      Based on consideration of all relevant information, the Chief shall submit to the Police Commission a report analyzing the existing boundaries and making a recommendation for boundary changes, if any are warranted. The Chief shall submit the report and recommendation no later than the second January 1st following official publication of the results of the federal decennial census.
      The Police Commission shall consider the Chief's report and recommendations, and any other information it deems relevant, and shall propose changes to district station boundaries where appropriate. The Commission shall forward any proposed to adjust station boundaries to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors. The Commission also shall post the proposal at the Commission offices, outside the Commission's regular meeting location, and on the City's website, and shall send a copy to the Public Library. The Commission shall allow a minimum of 90 days from the date of posting for public comment, before taking final action to adopt new station boundaries. During the 90-day period, the Commission may hold hearings, take testimony, consider written comments, and revise the initial proposal. After a minimum of 90 days from the posting of the initial proposal, the Commission may adopt new station boundaries.
      The Commission, in consultation with the Chief, may set an effective date for implementation of the new boundaries, which shall occur no later than eighteen (18) months from the posting of the initial proposal.
(Added by Ord. 243-06, File No. 060795, App. 10/4/2006; amended by Ord. 75-14, File No. 140226, App. 5/28/2014, Eff. 6/27/2014)
Editor's Notes:
   This section was designated 2A.90 when enacted by Ord. 243-06, App. 10/4/2006. It was redesignated by the codifier when published, and subsequently officially redesignated by Ord. 75-14, Eff. 6/27/2014.
   Former division (d) ("Transition Provision") expired on 1/1/2008.
SEC. 2A.87.  PRESS ROOM TELEPHONES.
   It shall be the policy of the City and County of San Francisco that the Police Department neither inspect nor make use of records of City telephones provided for the use of members of the news media in the Press Room at the Hall of Justice, except as authorized by search warrant or subpoena issued pursuant to local, state or federal law. Therefore, the City may not expend monies appropriated to the Police Department to fund the cost of providing these telephones. To the extent that the City incurs such costs, payment shall be drawn from the budget of the Department of Administrative Services.
(Added by Ord. 33-07, File No. 061641, App. 2/22/2007)
SEC. 2A.88.  POLICE STAFFING AND DEPLOYMENT TO DISTRICT STATIONS.
   (a)   Airport Bureau Staffing Review. The Chief of Police and the Director of the San Francisco International Airport shall jointly establish a methodology for assessing staffing needs for the Police Department Airport Bureau. In establishing that methodology, the Chief and Director shall consult with the Controller's Office. The methodology shall take into account passenger traffic at the Airport; security mandates and restrictions, including any imposed by the Transportation Security Administration and other government agencies; policing activity at the Airport, including calls for service and traffic responsibilities; and any other factors that the Chief and the Director determine are relevant. Using that methodology, the Chief and Director shall jointly determine the baseline number and type of personnel required to meet the security and policing needs of the Airport ("Baseline Personnel"). The Chief and Director shall establish the staffing-needs methodology and make the initial Baseline Personnel determination by no later than July 1, 2007. The Chief and Director shall review and where appropriate revise the staffing-needs methodology and the Baseline Personnel determination by July 1 each year thereafter.
   (b)   Redeployment of Airport Bureau Personnel. The Chief of Police shall create a plan to redeploy any full duty sworn Airport Bureau personnel above the sworn Baseline Personnel when the number of full duty sworn officers on the force in the City and County falls below the Charter-mandated level of 1,971 officers ("Staff Redeployment Plan"). The Chief shall design the Staff Redeployment Plan to provide maximum flexibility throughout the year to redeploy full duty sworn Airport Bureau personnel to the City and County to respond to staffing shortages, increases in crime or violence, or other circumstances that create a need for additional sworn personnel in the City and County. The Staff Redeployment Plan shall provide that any redeployed Airport Bureau personnel at the rank of officer or sergeant be assigned to District Stations, and that any redeployed Airport Bureau personnel at the rank of lieutenant or above be assigned based on the needs of the Department. The Chief shall create the Staff Redevelopment Plan by no later than July 1, 2007. The Chief shall review and where appropriate revise the Staff Redevelopment Plan by July 1 each year thereafter.
   (c)   Reporting. Beginning July 1, 2007, and continuing each July 1 thereafter, the Chief of Police shall report to the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors and the Police Commission on the following: (1) the staffing-needs methodology and Baseline Personnel determination for the Airport Bureau; and (2) the Staff Redevelopment Plan. Beginning July 1, 2008 and continuing each July 1 thereafter, the Chief of Police shall report to the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors and the Police Commission, data regarding any occasions during the prior fiscal year when the Chief redeployed sworn personnel under the Staff Redeployment Plan.
(Added by Ord. 97-07, File No. 070271, App. 5/4/2007)
SEC. 2A.89.  IMPLEMENTING THE CALIFORNIA SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS' DNA BILL OF RIGHTS.
   (a)   By not later than March 1, 2011, the Chief of Police or designee shall develop and implement procedures for collecting and testing deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) evidence in sexual assault cases, and providing information and notices to sexual assault victims as provided in the California Sexual Assault Victims' DNA Bill of Rights, California Penal Code Section 680. The procedures shall include the following time goals: (1) collect a DNA "rape kit" from a healthcare provider within not more than 72 hours of notification from a health provider; and (2) test DNA evidence obtained from a healthcare provider within not more than fourteen days of receipt. The procedures shall also include timeframes for testing any DNA evidence from a sexual assault crime scene. For purposes of this Section, testing DNA evidence shall include conducting an examination of the DNA evidence, developing a potential suspect profile, and uploading any profile obtained from the evidence to the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).
   (b)   Accompanying the Mayor's budget submissions, for fiscal year 2011-2012 and continuing, the Police Department shall report on its performance in meeting the goals established by this Section.
   (c)   It shall be the policy of the City and County of San Francisco to appropriate sufficient funds each fiscal year for the Police Department to maintain the personnel and other resources necessary to ensure timely collection and testing of DNA evidence in sexual assault cases.
(Added by Ord. 317-10, File No. 101349, App. 12/21/2010)
ARTICLE V:
FIRE
 
Fire Department.
Fire Department Physician.
Fire; Ranks in the Department.
Fire; Deputy Chief; Other Executives.
Fire Marshal.
Fire Prevention.
Curtailment of Fireboat Operation.
Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services.
 
SEC. 2A.90.  FIRE DEPARTMENT.
   The Chief of Department shall have power to send fire boats, apparatus and firefighters outside the City and County of San Francisco for fire-fighting purposes.
   The Commissioners shall by rule and subject to the fiscal provisions of the Charter, have power to create new or additional ranks or positions in the Department which shall be subject to the civil service provisions of the Charter; provided that the Fire Commission subject to the recommendation of the Civil Service Commission and the approval of the Board of Supervisors may declare such new or additional ranks or positions to be exempt from the civil service provisions of the Charter. If the Civil Service Commission disapproves any such exemption, the Board of Supervisors may approve such exemptions by a majority vote of the members thereof. The Fire Commission shall designate the civil service rank from which a non-civil service rank or position shall be appointed. Appointments to any non-civil service rank or position as may be created hereunder shall hold civil service status in the Department in the civil service rank from which they were appointed. In no rank below that of Assistant Chief shall the compensation attached to a non-civil service rank or position equal to exceed the next higher civil service rank or position from which they were appointed and for this purpose the next higher civil service rank above H-2 fireman shall be H-20 lieutenant. If any new or additional rank or position is created pursuant hereto pending the adoption of salary standards for such rank or position, the Fire Commission shall have power to recommend the basic rate of compensation therefor to the Board of Supervisors and said Board of Supervisors shall have the power to fix the rate of compensation for said new rank or position and it shall have the power, and it shall be its duty, without reference or amendment to the annual budget, to amend the annual appropriation ordinance and the annual salary ordinance to include the provisions necessary for paying the basic rate of compensation fixed by said Board of Supervisors for said new rank or position for the then current fiscal year.
(Added by Ord. 320-96, App. 8/8/96)
Editor's Note:
   Ordinance 243-06, App. 10/14/2006, added a section designated therein as 2A.90 to Article IV of this Chapter. That section ("Boundaries of Police Department District Stations") was codified as Sec. 2A.86.
SEC. 2A.91.  FIRE DEPARTMENT PHYSICIAN.
   The Fire Commission shall appoint a Department Physician who shall hold office at its pleasure.
(Added by Ord. 320-96, App. 8/8/96)
SEC. 2A.92.  FIRE; RANKS IN THE DEPARTMENT.
   The several ranks or positions in the Fire Department shall be: Chief of Department; assistant chiefs of department; battalion chiefs; captains; lieutenants; engineers; chiefs operators; firefighters; pilots of fireboats and marine engineers of fireboats; captain, bureau of fire prevention and public safety; lieutenant, Bureau of Fire Prevention and Public Safety; lieutenant, Bureau of Fire Investigation; inspector, Bureau of Fire Prevention and Public Safety; and investigator, Bureau of Fire Investigation, and such other ranks or positions as the Fire Commission may from time to time create as provided for in Section 2A.90.
(Added by Ord. 320-96, App. 8/8/96)
SEC. 2A.93.  FIRE; DEPUTY CHIEF; OTHER EXECUTIVES.
   The Chief of the Fire Department shall have the power to appoint and to remove, at his or her pleasure, from among the members of the Department having the rank of Assistant Chief of Department or Battalion Chief, two Deputy Chiefs of Department and a Secretary to the Chief of the Department.
(Added by Ord. 320-96, App. 8/8/96)
SEC. 2A.94.  FIRE MARSHAL.
   The Chief of the Fire Department, with the approval of the Fire Commission, may appoint a Fire Marshal and assistants. The Board of Supervisors may empower the Fire Marshal to sell property saved or salvaged from any fire and for which no owner can be found. The Fire Marshal may call upon police officers to assist in the protection or salvaging of property and shall have such other powers and duties as by ordinance may be prescribed relative to the protection of property at fires and the storage of property salvaged therefrom. The Fire Marshal shall have such duties appertaining to the enforcement of laws relative to the storage, sale and use of flammable and combustible liquids, combustible materials and explosives as the Fire Commission by rule, or the Supervisors by ordinance, may prescribe.
(Added by Ord. 320-96, App. 8/8/96)
SEC. 2A.95.  FIRE PREVENTION.
   The Chief of Department shall have jurisdiction, under the supervision of the Fire Commission, of the Division of Fire Prevention and Investigation consisting of the Bureau of Fire Prevention and Public Safety and the Bureau of Fire Investigation. The Chief of Department shall hold the Assistant Chief of Department, Division of Fire Prevention and Investigation, to the responsibility and authority for enforcement of laws and statutes of the State of California, and the Charter and ordinances of the City and County of San Francisco, pertaining to matters of fire prevention and fire investigation.
   The Bureau of Fire Prevention and Public Safety shall inspect all hospitals, schools, places of public assemblage, and other premises regulated by Title 19 of the California Administrative Code, flammable liquid storage facilities, other hazardous occupancies as defined by the Building Code, and all occupied or vacated structures and premises to determine whether or not compliance is being had with statutes, regulations, and ordinances relative to fire prevention, fire protection and firespread control, and the protection of persons and property from fire. It shall enforce said statutes, regulations, and ordinances and shall report violations to other departments having jurisdiction.
   The Bureau of Fire Prevention and Public Safety shall examine the application, plans and specifications for the erection, and for alterations or repairs estimated to exceed $1,000 in cost, of any hospital, school, place of public assemblage as defined in the Building Code, other premises regulated by Title 19 of the California Administrative Code, flammable liquid storage facility, or other hazardous occupancy as defined by the Building Code, subject to the statutes, regulations, and ordinances referred to in this Section, and shall also examine the applications, plans and specifications for all structures and premises insofar as they involve the location of standpipes. The Bureau of Fire Prevention and Public Safety shall by written report, filed with the Director of Public Works, approve such plans and specifications, or report to said Director of Public Works, the particulars wherein noncompliance exists, and upon modification of the application, plans and specifications to comply therewith, the Bureau shall inform said Director of its approval. No permit for alteration or repair exceeding $1,000 in cost of any hospital, school, place of public assemblage as defined in the Building Code, other premises regulated by Title 19 of the California Administrative Code, flammable liquid storage facility, or other hazardous occupancy as defined by the Building Code, or for the erection thereof, or involving the location of standpipes, shall be issued unless said approval is given.
   Any structure or premises as provided in this Section wherein there exists any violation of statutes, regulations, or ordinances referred to in this Section, or which is maintained or used in such manner as to endanger persons or property by hazard or fire, explosion or panic and any structure or premises as provided in this Section hereafter constructed, altered or repaired in violation of said statutes, regulations, or ordinances, is hereby declared to be a public nuisance, and it shall be the duty of the Bureau of Fire Prevention and Public Safety to prosecute abatement proceedings.
   The Bureau of Fire Prevention and Public Safety shall detail to the Department of Public Works such personnel as necessary to review and check plans relative to requirements of the Fire Code and shall report any particulars of noncompliance to the Director.
   The Fire Department shall make recommendations to the Director of Public Works for possible revisions to the Building Code and Housing Code on matters of fire safety.
(Added by Ord. 320-96, App. 8/8/96)
SEC. 2A.96.  CURTAILMENT OF FIREBOAT OPERATION.
   In the event that the services of any pilot, marine engineer or marine fireman holding permanent civil service status as such, hereinafter referred to as the said member, are no longer required in connection with fireboat operation due to curtailment of such operation by the City and County of San Francisco or due to the conversion from steam fireboats to motorized fireboats, the said member on the basis of seniority in rank may be reassigned to duties of a position of some other rank in the Fire Department in which a vacancy in a permanent position exists and not carrying a higher compensation than the compensation of the rank previously held by said member, as the Chief of Department, with the approval of the Fire Commission, shall determine are within the said member's ability to perform, below the rank of lieutenant; provided, however, said member shall not be eligible for promotional examination in the Fire Department. Upon such reassignment the said member shall be declared to be permanently appointed to such new rank as if appointed thereto after examination and certification from a list of eligibles under the civil service provisions of the Charter, and said member shall have seniority therein from date of such reassignment and he or she shall receive the same rate of pay as would be applicable to any other member of such new rank having the same number of years of service in the Department. If no vacancy in a permanent position exists to which immediate reassignment may be made as indicated above, then such member shall be laid off from his or her position subject to reassignment as indicated above when such a vacancy does occur.
   If at any time after such reassignment the said member's original position, or a similar position becomes available on fireboats under jurisdiction of the San Francisco Fire Department, the said member shall be assigned to such position in accordance with his or her seniority in rank in the Department, preference in such assignment being given to the said member having the greatest seniority. Upon such assignment the said member shall be declared to be reappointed to the rank said member held at the time he or she was transferred from such fireboat service and shall be restored to all the civil services rights and privileges appurtenant thereto, including such additional rights and privileges as may have accrued by reason of added seniority.
   Nothing in this Section shall affect the said members pension and retirement rights and privileges.
(Added by Ord. 320-96, App. 8/8/96)
SECTION 2A.97.  FIRE PROTECTION AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
   Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Fire Department shall maintain and operate neighborhood firehouses and emergency apparatus at the same location and to the same extent as existed on January 1, 2004, as is listed below.
 
Stations
Location
Emergency Apparatus
Neighborhoods Served
Station 1
676 Howard
Engine/Truck/Rescue Squad
Downtown, Tenderloin, SoMa
Station 2
1340 Powell
Engine/Truck/Battalion
Chinatown, North Beach, Nob Hill
Station 3
1067 Post
Engine/Truck
Tenderloin, SoMa, Civic Center, Polk Gulch
Station 5
1301 Turk
Engine/Truck/Division
Fillmore, Western Addition, Japantown
Station 6
135 Sanchez
Engine/Truck
Castro, Lower Haight, Mission, Duboce Triangle
Station 7
2300 Folsom
Engine/Truck/Rescue Squad/Division
Mission District, Bernal Heights
Station 8
36 Bluxome
Engine/Truck/Battalion
SoMa, South Beach, Mission Bay
Station 9
2245 Jerrold
Engine/Truck/Battalion
Potrero Hill, Bernal Heights
Station 10
655 Presidio
Engine/Truck
Presidio Heights, Laurel Heights, Western Addition
Station 11
3880 26th Street
Engine/Truck/Battalion
Noe Valley, Mission District, Castro
Station 12
1145 Stanyan
Engine/Truck
Haight Ashbury, Cole Valley
Station 13
530 Sansome
Engine/Truck
Financial District, North Beach, Chinatown
Station 14
551 26th Avenue
Engine/Truck
Richmond, Presidio
Station 15
1000 Ocean
Engine/Truck/Battalion
Ingleside
Station 16
2251 Greenwich
Engine/Truck
Marina, Cow Hollow, Presidio
Station 17
1295 Shafter
Engine/Truck
Bayview/Hunters Point
Station 18
1933 32nd Avenue
Engine/Truck
Sunset
Station 19
390 Buckingham
Engine/Truck
Park Merced, Stonestown, Lake Merced
Station 20
285 Olympia
Engine/Mobile Air Unit
Forest Hill, Inner Sunset
Station 21
1443 Grove
Engine
Fillmore, Western Addition, Haight
Station 22
1290 16th Avenue
Engine
Inner Sunset
Station 23
1348 45th Avenue
Engine
Sunset
Station 24
100 Hoffman
Engine
Noe Valley, Castro, Twin Peaks
Station 25
3305 3rd Street
Engine
Potrero Hill, Bayview/Hunters Point
Station 26
80 Digby
Engine
Glen Park, Diamond Heights
Station 28
1814 Stockton
Engine
North Beach, Telegraph Hill
Station 29
299 Vermont
Engine
Potrero Hill, Mission District
Station 31
441 12th Avenue
Engine/Battalion
Richmond
Station 32
194 Park
Engine
Bernal Heights, Mission District
Station 33
8 Capitol
Engine
OceanView, Merced Heights
Station 34
499 41st Avenue
Engine
Outer Richmond
Station 35
Pier 22½
Engine/Fireboat
Embarcadero, Downtown, South Beach