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THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
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: FOOD PURCHASES AT HOSPITALS OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND JAILS OPERATED BY THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 21E: GOODS OR SERVICES CONTRACTS FOR INCARCERATED PERSONS
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 22H: DESIGNATION UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA)
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. 303(q) CRITERIA
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 37B: MIDTOWN PARK APARTMENTS
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 107C: AMERICAN INDIAN 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
CHAPTER 122: CLOSURE OF COUNTY JAIL 4
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: [REPEALED]
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 29
ARTICLE 32: TRAFFIC CONGESTION MITIGATION TAX
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code
San Francisco Charter
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 11B: HEALTHY BUILDINGS
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
ARTICLE 46: OVERDOSE PREVENTION PROGRAMS
ARTICLE 47: ADULT SEX VENUES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Municipal Elections Code
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 36D: GUN VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS
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
ARTICLE 56: MOTOR VEHICLE STUNT DRIVING
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Port Code
San Francisco Park Code
San Francisco Planning Code
San Francisco Zoning Maps
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
Comprehensive Ordinance List
San Francisco Building Inspection Commission (BIC) Codes
SEC. 249.64.  PARKMERCED SPECIAL USE DISTRICT.
   (a)   Purpose. In order to give effect to the Development Agreement for the Parkmerced development project as approved by the Board of Supervisors in Ordinance No. 89-11, there shall be a Parkmerced Special Use District as designated on Sectional Map SU13 of the Zoning Maps of the City and County of San Francisco. In creating this Parkmerced Special Use District, the City is doing so subject to the provisions of the State Density Bonus Statute. The developer is providing affordable units under the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance, and the City is granting the Project certain forms of public assistance, including but not limited to: the removal of maximum density controls other than those found in specific Code limitations related to height, bulk, setbacks, open space, exposure, and unit mix, as well as the Parkmerced Design Standards; a reduction of setback and rear yard requirements; and an increase the permissible height and bulk envelope for new buildings in at least half the existing project site.
   (b)   Development Controls. Development in the Parkmerced Special Use District shall be regulated by the controls contained in the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines, as adopted by the Planning Commission and periodically amended, except for those controls specifically enumerated in this Section. Where not explicitly superseded by definitions established in the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines, the definitions in this Code shall apply. All procedures and requirements in Article 3 shall apply to development in this Special Use District to the extent that they are not in conflict with this Special Use District or the Development Agreement, approved by the Board of Supervisors in Ordinance No. 89-11. The Planning Commission may amend the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines upon initiation by the Planning Department or upon application by an owner of property within Parkmerced (or his or her authorized agent) to the extent that such amendments are consistent with this Special Use District, the General Plan, and the approved Development Agreement.
      (1)   Zoning Designation. The applicable zoning designation shall be as set forth in Zoning Map ZN13, consisting of the following zoning districts: Parkmerced Residential (PM-R), Parkmerced Mixed Use – Social Heart (PM-MU1), Parkmerced Mixed Use – Neighborhood Commons (PM-MU2), Parkmerced School (PM-S), Parkmerced Community/Fitness (PM-CF), and Parkmerced Open Space (PM-OS).
      (2)   Uses.
         (A)   Principally Permitted Uses. The following uses are principally permitted:
            (i)   Parkmerced Residential (PM-R). Dwelling Units; Live/Work Units, provided any such Live/Work Unit is intended for small home business; community gathering spaces such as community rooms and kitchens, business centers, recreation facilities, and art facilities; and Child Care Facilities not larger than 5,000 occupied square feet;
            (ii)   Parkmerced Mixed Use – Social Heart (PM-MU1). All uses permitted in PM-R; locally serving Retail Sales and Service uses not larger than 15,000 occupied square feet per business establishment; one General Grocery Store not larger than 50,000 occupied square feet; and Business Service, Design Professional, and Non-Retail Professional Service Uses, provided such Non-Retail Uses shall not exceed 10,000 occupied square feet per business if located on the ground floor of any building;
            (iii)   Parkmerced Mixed Use – Neighborhood Commons (PM-MU2). All uses permitted in PM-R; locally serving Retail Sales and Service Uses not larger than 5,000 occupied square feet per business establishment; and Business Service, Design Professional, and Non- Retail Professional Service Uses not larger than 5,000 occupied square feet per business, provided that such use does not occupy more than 2,000 occupied square feet per business establishment on the ground floor;
            (iv)   Parkmerced School (PM-S). Child Care Facilities, pre-schools and one elementary school; all uses permitted in PM-R provided at least 25,000 square feet of the above School uses have been constructed or approved within the district. Pursuant to this zoning designation, child care facilities, pre-schools and elementary school uses shall provide direct access to adjacent, dedicated public open spaces;
            (v)   Parkmerced Community/Fitness (PM-CF). Recreation facilities, spas, physical fitness facilities and other health and wellness related uses; community gathering spaces such as community rooms and kitchens, business centers, recreation facilities and art facilities; and retail intended to support community/fitness activities, provided such use does not exceed 1,000 occupied square feet per business establishment; and
            (vi)   Parkmerced Open Space (PM-OS). Publicly-accessible open space and oth- er open space amenities as specifically established in the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines, including:  neighborhood commons; parks and passive open space; plazas; recreational space including playgrounds and sports fields; Large-Scale Urban Agriculture or Neighborhood Agriculture; one Restaurant or Limited Restaurant not exceeding 3,500 occupied square feet on Block 23 (as designated in the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines); farmer’s markets; and farm support uses and food sales accessory to on-site agriculture. Up to three retail kiosks are permitted on each of Juan Bautista Circle and the land designated as a farm on Block 23 (each as designated and described in Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines), provided each such kiosk does not exceed 200 square feet. Up to four retail kiosks not exceeding 500 square feet each and an aggregate total of 1,000 square feet, along with a retail bicycle shop not exceeding 3,200 square feet are permitted on Block 17 (as designated in the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines and also referred to as the “Transit Plaza”).
         (B)   Conditionally Permitted Uses. The following uses may be approved as a Conditional Use by the Planning Commission:
            (i)   any use that is not principally permitted in a given district and is not prohibited by Section (b)(2)(C) below;
            (ii)   any use in excess of the maximum occupied square footage permitted as a principally permitted use by Section (b)(2)(A);
            (iii)   in the PM-S district, any use permitted in PM-R if less than 25,000 square feet of school use has been constructed or entitled; and
            (iv)   a Wireless Telecommunications Services Facility. This proposed use is subject to the Conditional Use criteria set forth in Section 303, in addition to the criteria set forth below.
            Except as specified in Subsection (i) above, in approving any such Conditional Use, the Planning Commission shall not use the criteria set forth in Section 303, but rather shall approve the Conditional Use if it finds that:  (i) the proposed use will serve the public necessity, convenience and welfare; (ii) the proposed use makes a positive contribution to the neighborhood; and (iii) the proposed use is of a size and intensity that is compatible with the district in which it is located.
         (C)   Prohibited Uses. The following uses shall be prohibited within this Special Use District:  Drive-Up Facility; Adult Business; and General Advertising Sign. Notwithstanding Sections (b)(1)(A) and (b)(1)(B) above, any Non- Residential Use that could pose a nuisance to surrounding Residential Uses shall be prohibited.
      (3)   Density of Dwelling Units. The dwelling unit density within the Special Use District shall be governed by the controls set forth in the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines and not as provided in Article 2.
      (4)   Building Standards.
         (A)   Building Height. The applicable height limits for this Special Use District shall be as set forth on Section Map HT13 of the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco. Height shall be measured and regulated as provided in the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines and not as provided in Article 2.5.
         (B)   Building Bulk. The applicable bulk limitations for this Special Use District shall be as set forth in the following Figure 1, Bulk Table:
Figure 1.  Bulk Table.
 
Building Height
Max Floor Plate
Max Plan Length
Max Diagonal
Max Apparent Face 1
Max Apparent Face 2
Change in Apparent Face
Up to 35'
NA
NA
NA
30'
NA
Minimum 1' deep x 1' wide notch; or minimum 2' offset of building massing; or major change in fenestration pattern and/or material.
36'-45'
NA
NA
NA
120'
80'
Minimum 2' deep x 3' wide notch; or minimum 2' offset of building massing; or major change in fenestration pattern and/or material
46'-85'
20,000 sf
200'
NA
80'
40'
Minimum 5' deep x 5' wide notch; or minimum 5' offset of building massing.
86'-145'
12,000 sf
140'
170'
110'
40'
Minimum 10' deep x 10' wide notch; or minimum 10' offset of building massing and a major change in fenestration pattern and/or material.
         (C)   Building Setbacks. The applicable building setback requirements for this Special Use District shall be as set forth in the following Figure 2, Building Setbacks:
Figure 2.  Building Setbacks.
      (5)   Off-Street Automobile Parking. There is no minimum off-street parking requirement for any use in this Special Use District. Upon completion of the Parkmerced Project, the number of off-street parking spaces within this Special Use District shall not exceed:  one parking space per Dwelling Unit; one parking space per 500 square feet of occupied General Grocery use; one parking space per 1,000 square feet of occupied School, or Community Facility use; and one parking space per 750 square feet of occupied space for all other Non-Residential Uses. Because the Project will be built in phases, any off-street parking constructed that would cause the cumulative off-street parking in the Special Use District to exceed these ratios may not be used for parking and shall be physically cordoned off to preclude parking use of such spaces (including prohibition of the commercial or public rental of such spaces on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis) until such time as sufficient additional development is completed to bring the overall parking ratios in conformance with the applicable ratio. At Project completion, the ratio for off-street parking constructed shall not exceed the above ratios or the following total amounts, whichever is less:  8,900 residential spaces; and 550 non-residential spaces.
      (6)   Usable Open Space Requirements for Dwelling Units. Usable open space meeting the standards of Section 135of this Code shall be provided for each Dwelling Unit in the following ratios:  36 square feet if private or 48 square feet if common. In no event shall any space in a public right-of-way, publicly-accessible “paseo” (as defined in the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines), or public open space required by the Development Agreement, including Juan Bautista Circle, the Transit Plaza, the Farm, the Sports Fields, Belvedere Gardens, the Neighborhood Commons or the Community Gardens (each as more specifically defined in the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines), be counted in satisfaction of the requirements of this subsection (b)(6).
      (7)   Streetscape and Public Realm Requirements. Each individual building project shall be part of an approved Development Phase Application, which shall include the design and construction of the appropriate adjacent and related street and public realm infrastructure, including applicable mitigation measures, consistent with the Development Agreement, Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines, Transportation Plan, Sustainability Plan, and other supporting documents to the Development Agreement. Implementation of such improvements shall be subject to approval and review by the Planning Department and other relevant City agencies as provided by the Development Agreement.
   (c)   Modifications to Building Standards. Modification of the Building Standards set forth in subsection (3) above and as outlined in the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines may be approved on a project-by-project basis and according to the procedures of subsection (d).
      (1)   No Other Modifications or Variances Permitted. No modifications or variances are permitted for the following standards in this Special Use District:  building maximum floor plates, maximum off-street auto parking ratios, and height limits. Except as explicitly provided in subsections (2) and (3) below, no other Standard set forth in this Special Use District or in the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines may be modified or varied.
      (2)   Major Modifications. Each modification listed below in Figure 3, Major Modifications, shall be deemed to be a Major Modification. Any Major Modification shall be approved by the Planning Commission at a public hearing according to the procedures set forth in subsection (d). Except as explicitly prohibited above and notwithstanding the limitations of this subsection (c)(2), the Planning Director may, in his or her sole discretion, refer a proposed modification, even if otherwise classified as a Minor Modification, to the Planning Commission as a Major Modification if:  (i) the proposed modification deviates from any numerical standard in this Special Use District or the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines by more than 10 percent; or (ii) the Planning Director determines that the proposed modification does not meet the intent of the design standards as set forth in the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines.
 
Figure 3:  Major Modifications
Development Blocks and Easements. A deviation of more than 10 percent from the dimensional standards set forth in Section 02.01.03 (Pedestrian Paseos), Section 02.01.05 (Pedestrian Walks) and Figure 02.01B (Pedestrian Paseos and Walks) of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines.
Lot Coverage and Usable Open Space. A deviation of more than 10 percent from the numerical standards set forth in this Special Use District and in Section 03.02.04 (Usable Open Space), Section 03.02.05 (Semi-Private Open Space), and Section 03.02.06 (Private Open Space) of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines.
Bulk and Massing. A deviation of more than 10 percent from the numerical standards set forth in Section (b)(4) of this Special Use District and Section 03.04 (Building Controls - Bulk + Massing) of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines.
Bicycle Parking and Car Sharing. Modification of any standard set forth in Section 04.01.01 (Bicycle Parking + Car Sharing) of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines.
Loading and Servicing. Modification of any standard set forth in Section 04.03.05 (Limited Impact) of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines.
      (3)   Minor Modifications. Each modification listed in Figure 4, Minor Modifications, shall be deemed to be a Minor Modification. A Minor Modification may be approved administratively by the Planning Director according to the procedures described in subsection (d).
 
Figure 4:  Minor Modifications
Development Blocks and Easements. A deviation of 10 percent or less from the dimensional standards set forth in Section 02.01.03 (Pedestrian Paseos), Section 02.01.05 (Pedestrian Walks) and Figure 02.01B (Pedestrian Paseos and Walks) of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines.
View Corridors. Modification of the planting specifications set forth in Section 02.02.01 (Neighborhood Controls – View Corridors) of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines.
Lot Coverage and Usable Open Space. A deviation of 10 percent or less from the numerical standards set forth in Sections 03.02.04 (Usable Open Space), 03.02.05 (Semi-Private Open Space), and 03.02.06 (Private Open Space) of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines.
Bulk and Massing. A deviation of 10 percent or less from the numerical standards set forth in Section (b)(4) of this Special Use District and Section 03.04 (Building Controls –  Bulk + Massing) of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines.
Setbacks. A modification of the standards set forth in Section 03.05 (Building Controls –  Setback) of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines.
Streetwall. A modification of the standards set forth in Section 03.06 (Building Controls –  Streetwall) of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines.
Residential Base. A modification of the standards set forth in Section 03.07 (Building Controls – Residential Base) of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines.
Commercial Base. A modification of the standards set forth in Section 03.08 (Building Controls – Commercial Base) of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines.
Façade. A modification of the standards set forth in Section 03.09 (Building Controls – Façade) of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines.
Building Top. A modification of the standards set forth in Section 03.10 (Building Controls – Building Top) of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines.
Lighting. A modification of the standards set forth in Section 03.13 (Building Controls – Lighting) of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines.
Car Parking and Storage. Modification of the standards set forth in Section 4.02 (Car Parking + Storage) of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines; notwithstanding the foregoing, modification of Sections 04.02.01 (Off-Street Parking), 04.02.02 (Parking Location) and 04.02.05 (Unbundled Parking) shall not be allowed.
Loading and Servicing. Modification of the standards set forth in Section 04.03 (Loading + Servicing), except Section 04.03.05 (Limited Impact) (modification of which shall be deemed a Major Modification), of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines.
   (d)   Project Review and Approval.
      (1)   Purpose. The design review process for Parkmerced is intended to ensure that new buildings within Parkmerced are designed to complement the aesthetic quality of the development, exhibit high quality architectural design and promote the purpose of this Special Use District.
      (2)   Applications. Applications for design review described in this Section are required for the construction, expansion or major alteration of or additions to all structures within this Special Use District. The applications for design review may be filed by the owner or authorized agent of the owner of the property for which the design review is sought. Department staff shall review the application for completeness and advise the applicant in writing of any deficiencies within 30 days after receipt of the application or, if applicable, within 15 days after receipt of any supplemental information requested pursuant to this section. If Department staff does not so advise the applicant, the application will be deemed complete. The application shall include the documents and materials necessary to determine consistency with this Parkmerced Special Use District and the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines, including site plans, sections, elevations, renderings, landscape plans, and exterior material samples to illustrate the overall concept design of the proposed buildings. The application must also discuss how the design will meet the green building standards contained in the Parkmerced Sustainability Plan. If any requests for a Major Modification or Minor Modification are sought in accordance with the allowances of this Section, the application shall contain a narrative for each modification sought that describes how the proposed project meets the full intent of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines and provides architectural treatment and public benefit that are superior to strict compliance with the standards.
      (3)   Staff Design Review. Each application shall be subject to an administrative design review process by the Department. Prior to consideration for project approval, and not more than 60 days after such application is complete. Department staff shall review the project to determine that it complies with this Special Use District, the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines, and any applicable mitigation measures and will issue a staff report to the Planning Director or Planning Commission, as appropriate, including a recommendation regarding any modifications sought. Such staff report shall be delivered to the applicant no less than 10 days prior to Planning Director or Planning Commission action on the application, and shall be kept on file for public review.
      (4)   Approvals and Public Hearings.
         (A)   Except for projects seeking a Major Modification, the Planning Director may approve or disapprove the project design and any Minor Modifications based on its compliance with this Special Use District and the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines and the findings and recommendations of the staff report. If the project is consistent with the quantitative Standards set forth in this Special Use District and the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines, the Planning Director's discretion to approve or disapprove the project shall be limited to the project's consistency with the qualitative elements of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines and the General Plan. Prior to making a decision, the Planning Director, in his or her sole discretion, may seek comment and guidance from the public and Planning Commission on the design of the project, including the granting of any Minor Modifications, in accordance with the procedures of subsection (B) below. If a Minor Modification is not sought, any Planning Commission review of the project shall be limited to the project's consistency with the qualitative elements of the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines. Upon approval the Planning Director shall, promptly, mail notice of the determination to the applicant and owners of real property within 300 feet of all exterior boundaries of the project area, using for this purpose the names and addresses shown on the citywide assessment roll in the Office of the Tax Collector, and any other person who has requested such notice.
         (B)   Public Hearing for Large Projects. Prior to decision by the Planning Director pursuant to subsection (d)(4)(A) above, each project subject to the below criteria shall be presented to the Planning Commission for its review and comment prior to decision by the Planning Director under subsection (A) above. If a public hearing is also required under subsection (g)(4)(D)(ii), the Planning Commission shall calendar both items together to take action on the Major Modification and provide comment only on the project design. The Planning Director shall consider all comments from the public and the Planning Commission in making his or her decision to approve or disapprove the project design, including the granting of any Minor Modifications. A public hearing shall be required if:
            (i)   The project includes the construction of a new building greater than 65 feet in height or includes a vertical addition to an existing building resulting in a total building height greater than 65 feet; or
            (ii)   The project involves a net addition or new construction of more than 25,000 gross square feet; or
            (iii)   The project has 150 linear feet or more of contiguous street frontage on any public right-of-way.
         (C)   Projects Seeking Major Modifications. The Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing for all projects seeking one or more Major Modifications and for any project seeking one or more Minor Modifications that the Planning Director, in his or her sole discretion, refers to the Commission as a Major Modification. The Planning Commission shall consider all comments from the public and the recommendations of the staff report and the Planning Director in making a decision to approve or disapprove the project design, including the granting of any Major or Minor Modifications.
         (D)   Notice of Hearings. Notice of hearings required by subsections (B) and (C) above shall be provided as follows:  (i) by mail not less than 10 days prior to the date of the hearing to the project applicant, to property owners within 300 feet of the exterior boundaries of the property that is the subject of the application, using for this purpose the names and addresses as shown on the citywide assessment roll in the Office of the Tax Collector, and to any person who has requested such notice; and (ii) by posting on the subject property at least 10 days prior to the date of the hearing.
      (5)   Design Review Approval of Community Improvements. To ensure that any Community Improvements (as defined in the Development Agreement) meet the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines, an application for design review shall be submitted and design review approval granted before any separate permits consistent with Section 2.4 of the Development Agreement are obtained for the construction of any Community Improvement within or adjacent to the Special Use District. The applications for design review shall be filed by the owner or authorized agent of the owner of any proposed project that triggers the construction of a Community Improvement pursuant to the Development Agreement Phasing Plan or any project mitigation measure. The Community Improvement design review application shall include site plans, sections, elevations, renderings, and landscape plans, the purpose of which is to illustrate the overall concept design of the proposed Community Improvement.
         The Planning Department shall review the proposed Community Improvement for conformance with the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines, issue a preliminary approval of the design review application if it so conforms, or propose modifications to the Design Review Application that create conformance with the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines. Once the Planning Department has issued a preliminary approval, it shall then circulate the design review application to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Department of Public Works, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, and any other affected City agency to the extent that construction of the Community Improvement falls within the jurisdiction or permitting authority of such agency or department. Each aforementioned agency or department shall review the proposed Community Improvement for conformance with the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines and the agency or department's generally-applied technical design guidelines in effect at that time (to the extent that they affect the overall concept design of the Community Improvement) and shall approve the design review application if it so conforms or propose modifications to the design review application to ensure its conformance. Any proposed modifications shall be consistent with the requirements of the Development Agreement, for so long as it is in effect.
         If none of the reviewing agencies propose any modifications, the Planning Department shall issue a final approval of the Community Improvement design review application to the project sponsor. If any of the reviewing agencies propose modifications to a Community Improvement design review application that has received preliminary approval, their proposals shall be consolidated and forwarded to the project sponsor. The Planning Department shall not issue a final approval of a Community Improvement design review application until it has received a revised design review application that conforms with any reviewing agency or department comments, consistent with the requirements and limitations of the Development Agreement, for so long as it is in effect.
         Nothing in this subsection 5 shall be construed as a limitation on the discretion retained by any City agency or department under the terms of the Development Agreement, including but not limited to as set forth in Section 2.4 of the Development Agreement.
      (6)   Building Permit Approval by the Planning Department. Each building permit application submitted to the Department of Building Inspection shall be forwarded to the Planning Department. Planning Department staff shall review the building permit application for consistency with the authorizations granted pursuant to this Section. No building permit may be issued for work within this Special Use District unless Planning Department staff determines such permit is consistent with the standards set forth in the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines and the metrics set forth in the Parkmerced Sustainability Plan, in each case, only to the extent such standards or metrics regulate building design.
      (7)   Discretionary Review. No requests for discretionary review shall be accepted by the Planning Department or heard by the Planning Commission for projects subject to this Section.
      (8)   Demolition of Dwelling Units. No mandatory discretionary review or Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 317 shall be required for the demolition of any Dwelling Unit within the Parkmerced Special Use District.
      (9)   Appeal and Decision on Appeal. The decision of the Planning Director to grant or deny any project, including any Minor Modification, or of the Planning Commission to grant or deny any Major Modification, may be appealed to the Board of Appeals by any person aggrieved within 15 days after the date of the decision by filing a written notice of appeal with that body. Such notice must set forth the alleged error in the interpretation of the provisions of this Code or the Parkmerced Design Standards and Guidelines or the alleged abuse of discretion on the part of the Planning Director or Planning Commission, which error or abuse is the basis for the appeal. Upon the hearing of an appeal, the Board of Appeals may, subject to the same limitations placed on the Planning Commission or Planning Director by Charter, this Code, and the Development Agreement, approve, disapprove or modify the appealed decision by a vote of four of its members. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Business and Tax Regulations Code, if the determination of the Board differs from that of the Planning Director or Planning Commission, the Board of Appeals shall, in a written decision, make findings specifying the error of interpretation or abuse of discretion on the part of the Planning Director or Planning Commission, and the specific facts relied upon, that are the basis for the Board's determination. A decision of the Planning Commission with respect to a Conditional Use may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors in the same manner as set forth in Section 308.1.
(Added by Ord. 90-11, File No. 110301, App. 6/9/2011, Eff. 7/9/2011; amended by Ord. 166-16 , File No. 160477, App. 8/11/2016, Eff. 9/10/2016; Ord. 129-17, File No. 170203, App. 6/30/2017, Eff. 7/30/2017)
AMENDMENT HISTORY
Division (b)(2)(B) amended; division (b)(2)(B)(iv) added; Ord. 166-16 , Eff. 9/10/2016. Divisions (b)(2)(A)(i)-(iv), (b)(2)(A)(vi), (b)(2)(C), (b)(5), (b)(6), and (d)(8) amended; Ord. 129-17, Eff. 7/30/2017.