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(a) The purpose of this Chapter 22G is to streamline and coordinate the City’s review and permitting of Emerging Technologies. OET shall monitor Emerging Technologies that are currently used or may one day be used in San Francisco; collaborate with other City Departments on the formulation of best practices, procedures, and requirements for managing the use and testing of Emerging Technologies; facilitate the referral and review of permit applications by appropriate City Departments and the issuance of Testing permits and other permits by City Departments, as may be applicable, to help ensure Emerging Technologies can operate to serve the public good while minimizing harms to public health, safety, welfare, and convenience, and public spaces; and to facilitate the streamlined and consolidated issuance of permits and consideration of appeals, subject to the authority of Special Jurisdiction Agencies and other applicable limitations set forth in state law and/or the Charter.
(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) or any of its provisions, this Chapter 22G shall not abridge, modify, or alter the authority granted by State law or the City Charter to the Special Jurisdiction Agencies, unless any such Special Jurisdiction Agency authorizes any such changes, and provided that any such Special Jurisdiction Agency may enter into an agreement with any City Department Partner to implement this Chapter in a manner consistent with State law, the Charter, the Municipal Code, and City ordinances.
(Added by Ord. 291-19, File No. 191033, App. 12/19/2019, Eff. 1/19/2020)