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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 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.
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 Charter
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 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
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
ARTICLE 15.7:
EVENT PROMOTERS
 
Definition of Event Promoter.
Other Definitions.
Event Promoter Registration Required.
Submission of Registration Information.
Online Registration and Posting.
Registration Receipt.
Sale or Change of Ownership.
Event Promoter Records and Information.
Permittees' Use of Registered Event Promoters.
Director's Powers Regarding Event Promoters.
Procedures and Appeal Rights.
Duration of Director's or Commission's Order.
Online Disclosure of Director's or Commission's Order.
Multiple Event Promoters for a Single Event.
Administrative Penalties for Event Promoters.
Sanctions for Permittees.
Relationship to Other Municipal Code Provisions.
Adoption of Regulations.
Promotion of General Welfare.
Authority of San Francisco Police Department.
Severability.
Operative Date.
 
Editor's Notes:
   Section 1075 is codified in Article 16 below.
   This Code includes two sections designated "1075.1." For the section abolishing the Taxi Commission and entitled "Transfer of Regulatory Authority to Municipal Transportation Agency," see Article 16 below.
SEC. 1075.1.  DEFINITION OF EVENT PROMOTER.
   For purposes of this Article:
   (a)   "Event" means an occasion or happening at which Entertainment is presented or a Dance occurs under circumstances where a Place of Entertainment Permit, Extended-Hours Premises Permit. One Time Event Permit, and/or Dance Hall Permit is required, provided all of the following conditions are met:
      (1)   The venue for the Event, if held indoors, has a legal occupancy limit of 100 persons or more; the Event, if held outdoors, is anticipated to have 100 persons or more in attendance at any one time;
      (2)   Some portion of the Event takes place between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.;
      (3)   The Event is not of a bona fide social character. To be of a bona fide social character, admission must be limited strictly on invitation of the Person acting as host; no fee, either by way of admission or in any other manner may be charged, other than to cover costs; and no profit is intended to be made or other commercial or marketing advantage intended to be sought; if an Event Promoter is uncertain whether the Event is of a bona fide social character, the Event Promoter shall inquire of the Director in advance of the Event;
      (4)   The Event is not a bona fide fundraiser. A bona fide fundraiser is held to raise funds for a charitable, political, religious, or similar purpose, and none of the proceeds can be used for any other purpose, except to cover costs incurred in holding the fundraiser, provided, however, that no proceeds of the fundraiser may inure to the benefit of the Person promoting the event; if an Event Promoter is uncertain whether the Event is a bona fide fundraiser, the Event Promoter shall inquire of the Director in advance of the Event;
      (5)   The Event is not held at City Hall, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, the California Academy of Sciences, or the San Francisco Public Library including all branches;
      (6)   The Event is not one in which the City has a management role, either exclusively or in concert or partnership with a private individual or entity; and
      (7)   The Event is not held at a recreational or social hall or similar venue on the property of a church, synagogue, mosque, or other house of worship.
   (b)   "Hold an Event" means to take action to organize the Event, arrange the program for the Event, or encourage attendance at the Event. To Hold an Event includes but is not limited to the following activities:
      (1)   Contracting for or renting the Event site;
      (2)   Exercising some control over the Event site during the Event;
      (3)   Selecting or contracting for entertainment for the Event;
      (4)   Advertising or publicizing the Event to members of the public; or
      (5)   Soliciting members of the public to attend the Event.
   (c)   "Receives Compensation in Connection with the Event" means one or more of the following:
      (1)   Receiving or sharing in admission or entrance fees paid by those attending the Event;
      (2)   Receiving or sharing in compensation, revenue, or other consideration for Holding the Event; or
      (3)   Receiving or sharing in revenue from food, beverages, or items sold at the Event.
   (d)   "Event Promoter" is any Person who both Holds an Event and Receives Compensation in Connection with the Event, but does not include the following:
      (1)   A Permittee, when the Event is held at the venue of the Permittee's Place of Entertainment Permit, Extended-Hours Premises Permit, One-Time Event Permit, or Dance Hall Permit;
      (2)   A print, broadcast, or internet medium that is paid solely for page space or broadcast time to advertise an event, but exercises no other responsibilities in connection with the Event;
      (3)   A ticket seller who sells admission tickets to an Event from its own place of business, not at the site of the Event and in advance of the Event, but exercises no other responsibilities in connection with the Event;
      (4)   An entertainer or performer who is not compensated, or who is compensated solely for his or her performance or presentation of Entertainment at the Event;
      (5)   An agent of an entertainer or performer described in subsection (d)(4) above;
      (6)   An employee of an Event Promoter; or
      (7)   An agent, official, or employee of the City acting in the course of his or her position as an agent, official, or employee.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.1.1.  OTHER DEFINITIONS.
   For purposes of this Article, all terms that are used in this Article and defined in Police Code Sections 1022, 1060, or 1070 have the same meaning as in those Police Code Sections. In addition, for purposes of this Article:
   (a)   "City" is the City and County of San Francisco.
   (b)   "Commission" is the Entertainment Commission.
   (c)   "Permit" is a Place of Entertainment Permit, Extended-Hours Premises Permit, One Time Event Permit, or Dance Hall Permit.
   (d)   "Permittee" is the holder of a Place of Entertainment Permit, Extended-Hours Premises Permit, One Time Event Permit, or Dance Hall Permit.
   (e)   "Registrant" is an Event Promoter who has registered with the Commission under Sections 1075.2.1 and 1075.2.2.
   (f)   "Registration Receipt" is the record issued to a Registrant by the Director under Section 1075.2.3
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.2.  EVENT PROMOTER REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
   Any Person who acts as an Event Promoter in the City shall register with the Commission as an Event Promoter.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.2.1.  SUBMISSION OF REGISTRATION INFORMATION.
   (a)   To register as an Event Promoter, a Person shall complete a form or forms prescribed by the Director, and submit the completed form(s) to the Director. The form(s) shall be submitted under penalty of perjury.
   (b)   The form(s) shall include the following information:
      (1)   The Person's name, address, phone number, e-mail address (if any), and fax number (if any).
      (2)   The Person's trade name or business name when acting as an Event Promoter.
      (3)   All trade names or business names used by the Person when acting as an Event Promoter during the three years prior to submission of the form(s).
      (4)   If the Person is a corporation, the name of the corporation shall be set forth as shown in its articles of incorporation, along with the date and place of incorporation and the name and address of officers, directors, and of each shareholder owning ten percent or more of the stock of the corporation.
      (5)   If the Person is a partnership, the name and address of each of the partners, including limited partners. If one or more of the partners is a corporation, the information required in subsections (b)(1) through (b)(4) above pertaining to a corporate applicant apply for that partner.
      (6)   If the Person is a corporation or partnership, the names and business telephone numbers, cell phone numbers, email addresses, fax numbers, and any other business contact information for the day-to-day manager(s) of the corporation or partnership.
      (7)   The name(s) and address(es) that appear on any business registration certificate for the Person.
      (8)   The address to which notice to the Person, when required, is to be sent or mailed, and the name and address of the individual(s) authorized to accept service of process for the Person.
      (9)   At the discretion of the Director, other identification and contact information similar in nature to the information in subsections (b)(1)-(8) above.
   (c)   A Registrant shall update the information required to be submitted under subsection (b) above within 30 days after the information becomes inaccurate or incomplete.
   (d)   If the Director determines that a Registrant, or a Person seeking to become a Registrant, has intentionally submitted information that is false or incomplete in any material respect, or that a Registrant has intentionally failed to update information resulting in a material omission, the Director may issue an Order that the Registrant be removed from, or the Person seeking to become a Registrant not be included in, the online registration system described in Sections 1075.2.2(a) and (b). The Director's Order shall be subject to the procedures and appeal rights specified in Section 1075.5.1. An Order imposed under this subsection (d) by the Director, or by the Commission on appeal of the Director's Order, shall be in effect for one year. A Registrant or a Person seeking to become a Registrant who is the subject of an Order imposed by the Director under this subsection (d) may at any time request that the Director lift the Order or shorten its duration. The Director's decision in response to the request shall not be appealable to the Commission. A Registrant or Person seeking to become a Registrant who is the subject of an Order imposed by the Commission on appeal that modifies the Director's Order may at any time request that the Commission lift the Order or shorten its duration. The Commission may make a decision in response to the request, or delegate the decision to the Director.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.2.2.  ONLINE REGISTRATION AND POSTING.
   (a)   The City shall make the form(s) described in Sections 1075.2.1(a) and (b) available online. Persons shall be permitted to complete and submit the forms to the Director online.
   (b)   All completed forms shall be publicly available online on the Commission's website or such other website as the Director, in consultation with the Department of Technology, shall determine. Any completed forms submitted in hard copy to the Director shall be placed online by the Director with the other completed forms submitted online. In lieu of the requirement that completed forms be posted online, the Director may post online a registry of Registrants containing the information submitted under Sections 1075.2.1(b)(1) and (2), and such other information submitted under Sections 1075.2.1(b)(3)-(9) as the Director chooses to include in the registry.
   (c)   The Director shall make a public announcement when the online registration system described in subsections (a) and (b) above become operational. The Director's announcement shall be made by posting a prominent notice on the Commission's website; by mailing or emailing the notice to all Event Promoters for which the Director has contact information; by mailing or emailing the notice to all Permittees and requesting that they forward the notice to Event Promoters; and, in the Director's discretion, by mailing or emailing the notice to trade associations, if any, connected to Event Promoters. The Director may take other measures, in the Director's discretion, to publicize the online registration system. The Director's failure to comply with this subsection (c) shall not invalidate this Article or affect its operative date.
   (d)   The Commission shall regularly place a notice on agendas for its regular meetings that informs the public of Persons who have become new Registrants.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.2.3.  REGISTRATION RECEIPT.
   Upon submission of the completed form(s) required under Sections 1075.2 and 1075.2.1, the Director shall issue a Registration Receipt to the Registrant. The Director shall determine the form and content of the Registration Receipt.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.2.4.  SALE OR CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP.
   (a)   When there is a sale of the Registrant's business or a change of ownership, the Registrant shall notify the Director, who shall remove the Registrant from the online system described in Section 1075.2.2(b).
   (b)   A sale of the Registrant's business or a change of ownership does not make the Person that is the new owner a Registrant. To act as an Event Promoter, the Person that is the new owner must become a Registrant by complying with Sections 1075.2 and 1075.2.1.
   (c)   For a Registrant that is a corporation, a change of ownership occurs when (i) a Person who, at the time of the Registrant's submitting information to the Director under Section 1075.2.1, did not own or control more than 50% of the shares of stock in the corporation, acquires or gains control over more than 50% of the shares, or (ii) Persons who, at the time of the Registrant's submitting information to the Director under Section 1075.2.1, did not cumulatively own or control more than 50% of the shares of stock in the corporation, cumulatively acquire or gain control over more than 50% of the shares, provided that each of those Persons has acquired or gained control over at least 10% of those shares.
   (d)   For a Registrant that is a partnership, a change of ownership occurs when (i) a Person who, at the time of the Registrant's submitting information to the Director under Section 1075.2.1, did not own or control more than 50% of the partnership or its assets, gains ownership or control of more than 50% of the partnership or its assets, or (ii) Persons who, at the time of the Registrant's submitting information to the Director under Section 1075.2.1, did not cumulatively own or control more than 50% of the partnership or its assets, cumulatively gain ownership or control of more than 50% of the partnership or its assets, provided that each of those Persons has gained ownership or control over at least 10% of the partnership or its assets.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.3.  EVENT PROMOTER RECORDS AND INFORMATION.
   Any Event Promoter or Permittee shall cooperate with City officials, including but not limited to the Director and the Commission, in providing access to records or any other information relevant to determining:
   (a)   The Event Promoter's compliance with this Article or with any Order imposed under Sections 1075.5 or 1075.5.1;
   (b)   A Permittee's compliance with this Article; and
   (c)   The Event Promoter's role and involvement in promoting an Event. The purpose of this subsection (c) is to ascertain the Event Promoter's connection, if any, to the risk or actual occurrence of injury to persons, damage to property, or other safety problems associated with an Event.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.4.  PERMITTEES' USE OF REGISTERED EVENT PROMOTERS.
   A Permittee may not have a Person act as an Event Promoter at or in connection with an Event at a Place of Entertainment, Extended-Hours Premises, location of a One Time Event, or Dance Hall unless the Event Promoter is a Registrant. For purposes of this requirement, the Permittee may conclude that an Event Promoter is a Registrant if the Event Promoter is listed online in the system described in Section 1075.2.2(b). In circumstances where the Permittee does not have access to the online system, or where a Registrant is not included in the online system due to the City's delay, failure, or error, the Permittee may conclude that the Event Promoter is a Registrant based on (1) the Event Promoter's possession of a valid Registration Receipt and (2) confirmation from the Director that the Event Promoter is a Registrant.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.5.  DIRECTOR'S POWERS REGARDING EVENT PROMOTERS.
   If an Event Promoter has promoted one or more Events (i) whether or not within the territorial limits of the City, at which the Director determines, in consultation with the Police Department, that there has been a significant risk or actual occurrence of injury to persons, damage to property, or other serious safety problems, or (ii) within the territorial limits of the City, at which the Director determines, in consultation with the Police Department, that there has been an actual occurrence of serious neighborhood disturbance including but not limited to traffic, litter, and noise problems, and if the Director determines, in consultation with the Police Department, that the Event Promoter bears significant responsibility for the risk or actual occurrence referenced in (i) above or the actual occurrence referenced in (ii) above, the Director may issue an Order that:
   (a)   Requires the Event Promoter to report to the Director some or all future Events within the City for which the Event Promoter will be Holding the Event. The report shall be promptly made following the Event Promoter's knowledge that the Event Promoter will be Holding the Event;
   (b)   Requires that enhanced Security Plan requirements shall apply to some or all Permittees that use the Event Promoter to hold an Event;
   (c)   Requires that the Event Promoter hold commercial general liability insurance to cover bodily injury and property damage arising from an Event. The Director's Order shall specify the amount of insurance to be held and other conditions pertaining to the insurance. The Director's Order may extend to insurance for a particular Event or for all Events promoted by the Event Promoter;
   (d)   Requires that the Event Promoter's managers, employees, and other personnel be subject to criminal background checks; and/or
   (e)   Requires that the Event Promoter adhere to other conditions and requirements that are warranted in light of the facts and circumstances giving rise to the Order.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.5.1.  PROCEDURES AND APPEAL RIGHTS.
   (a)   The Director shall send an Order imposed under Section 1075.5 to the Event Promoter electronically and by mail or personal delivery. The Order shall state its date of issuance and its effective date.
   (b)   To provide the Event Promoter an opportunity to appeal, the Director's Order shall not take effect for ten City business days from the date the Order issues. Any Event Promoter directed to comply with the Director's Order may appeal the Director's Order within ten City business days of the date that the Order issues by filing a written request for review with the Secretary of the Commission. The Event Promoter shall not be required to comply with the Director's Order pending the Commission's action on the matter. If the Event Promoter withdraws the appeal, the Director's Order shall take effect immediately upon the withdrawal of the appeal or upon the effective date of the Director's Order, whichever is later.
   (c)   When acting on the appeal, the Commission may affirm, overturn, or modify the Director's Order.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.5.2.  DURATION OF DIRECTOR'S OR COMMISSION'S ORDER.
   (a)   An Order imposed by the Director under Section 1075.5 may, at the Director's discretion, include an expiration date. An Order imposed by the Commission under Section 1075.5.1(c) that modifies the Director's Order may, at the Commission's discretion, include an expiration date.
   (b)   An Event Promoter who is the subject of an Order imposed by the Director under Section 1075.5 may at any time request that the Director lift the Order or shorten its duration. The Director's decision in response to the request shall not be appealable to the Commission. An Event Promoter who is the subject of an Order imposed by the Commission under Section 1075.5.1(c) that modifies the Director's Order may at any time request that the Commission lift the Order or shorten its duration. The Commission may make a decision in response to the request, or delegate the decision to the Director.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.5.3.  ONLINE DISCLOSURE OF DIRECTOR'S OR COMMISSION'S ORDER.
   (a)   The Director shall include in the online system described in Section 1075.2.2(b) a reference to any Order that is in effect, imposed by the Director under Section 1075.5 or by the Commission under Section 1075.5.1, against an Event Promoter. The Director shall determine the degree of detail pertaining to the Order to be included in the online system.
   (b)   When using an Event Promoter in connection with an Event, Permittees have an obligation to ascertain whether there is an Order in effect, imposed by the Director under Section 1075.5 or by the Commission under Section 1075.5.1, against an Event Promoter that requires enhanced Security Plan requirements for Events to be Held by the Event Promoter or requires the Event Promoter to have commercial general liability insurance in connection with an Event. If a Permittee contracts with or otherwise engages the services of an Event Promoter, the Permittee (in addition to the Event Promoter) has a duty to proceed with the Event in a manner that is consistent with the requirements of the Director's or Commission's Order.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.6.  MULTIPLE EVENT PROMOTERS FOR A SINGLE EVENT.
   (a)   The definition of Event Promoter does not limit the number of Persons who may qualify as an Event Promoter for a single Event. There can be more than one Event Promoter for a single Event.
   (b)   An Event Promoter may not contract with or otherwise engage another Event Promoter to Hold the same Event unless the other Event Promoter ("Other Event Promoter") is a Registrant. For purposes of this requirement, the Event Promoter may conclude that the Other Event Promoter is a Registrant if the Other Event Promoter is listed online in the system described in Section 1075.2.2(b). In circumstances where the Event Promoter does not have access to the online system, or where the Other Event Promoter is not included in the online system due to the City's delay, failure, or error, the Event Promoter may conclude that the Other Event Promoter is a Registrant based on (1) the Other Event Promoter's possession of a valid Registration Receipt and (2) confirmation from the Director that the Other Event Promoter is a Registrant.
   (c)   An Event Promoter that contracts with or otherwise engages another Event Promoter to Hold the same Event must promptly notify the Permittee that the Other Event Promoter is also Holding the Event.
   (d)   A Permittee's obligation under Section 1075.4 to only use registered Event Promoters for an Event applies to all Event Promoters Holding the Event.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.7.  ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES FOR EVENT PROMOTERS.
   Any Event Promoter who violates Sections 1075.2, 1075.2.1, 1075.2.4, 1075.3, 1075.6, or an Order imposed under Sections 1075.5 or 1075.5.1 shall be subject to administrative penalties as set forth in Administrative Code Chapter 100, "Procedures Governing the Imposition of Administrative Fines," which is hereby incorporated in its entirety and which shall govern the amount of fees and the procedure for imposition, enforcement, collection, and administrative review of administrative citations. The Director shall impose fines for violation of the aforementioned Sections or Orders as set forth in Section 100.5(a) of the Administrative Code. Each day during which a Section or Order is violated shall be considered a separate violation.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.8.  SANCTIONS FOR PERMITTEES.
   Any Permittee who violates Sections 1075.3, 1075.4, or 1075.5.3 shall be subject to the following sanctions:
   (a)   Permit suspension under Sections 1027, 1060.20 et seq., and 1070.17 et seq. of the Police Code;
   (b)   Permit revocation under Section 1027 of the Police Code and, where applicable, Sections 1060.20.4, 1060.20.5, 1070.20(a)(4), and 1070.20(a)(5) of the Police Code;
   (c)   Criminal penalties under Sections 1027, 1060.25(a), and 1070.24(a) of the Police Code; and
   (d)   Administrative penalties as set forth in Administrative Code Chapter 100, "Procedures Governing the Imposition of Administrative Fines," which is hereby incorporated in its entirety and which shall govern the amount of fees and the procedure for imposition, enforcement, collection, and administrative review of administrative citations. The Director shall impose fines for violation of this Article as set forth in Section 100.5(a) of the Administrative Code. Each day during which a Section or Order is violated shall be considered a separate violation.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.9.  RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER MUNICIPAL CODE PROVISIONS.
   This Article is intended to enhance the City's powers regarding the matters covered in the Article. It is not intended to limit the City's existing powers. By way of example but not limitation:
   (a)   This Article does not limit the duties and responsibilities of Permittees, or the sanctions and penalties that may be imposed against Permittees under Articles 15.1 and 15.2 of the Police Code. Imposition of an Order against an Event Promoter under Section 1075.5 or 1075.5.1 does not absolve a Permittee of responsibility for the safety problems that gave rise to the Order against the Event Promoter.
   (b)   This Article does not limit the City's powers regarding dances and Dance Halls as specified in Sections 1022-1027 of the Police Code.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.10.  ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS.
   The Commission may adopt regulations implementing the provisions of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.11.  PROMOTION OF GENERAL WELFARE.
   In undertaking the enforcement of this Article, the City is assuming an undertaking only to promote the general welfare. It is not assuming, nor is it imposing on its officers and employees, an obligation for breach of which it is liable in money damages to any person who claims that such breach proximately caused injury.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.12.  AUTHORITY OF SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPARTMENT.
   Nothing in this Article is intended to restrict or alter in any way the authority vested in the San Francisco Police Department under Federal, State, or local law.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.13.  SEVERABILITY.
   If any section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this Article or any part thereof, is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid or ineffective by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity or effectiveness of the remaining portions of this Article or any part thereof. The Board of Supervisors hereby declares that it would have passed each section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, subdivisions, paragraphs, sentences, clauses or phrases be declared unconstitutional or invalid or ineffective.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)
SEC. 1075.14.  OPERATIVE DATE.
   When the online registration system described in Sections 1075.2.2(a) and (b) is operational, the Director shall post a notice to that effect on the Commission's website and shall file a notice to that effect with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. This Article shall become operative on its effective date if 30 days have elapsed since the aforementioned posting of the website notice and filing of the notice with the Clerk. Otherwise, this Article shall become operative after its effective date once 30 days have elapsed since the posting of the website notice and filing of the notice with the Clerk.
(Added by Ord. 315-10, File No. 101190, App. 12/21/2010)