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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 18:
UTILITY FACILITIES
 
Definitions.
Permits—Consent.
Locations and Space Assignments of Utility Facilities.
Poles to be Available for Installation of Traffic Signals, Etc.—Responsibility—Removal—Installation of Street Lights on Trolley Poles.
Erection of Poles in Proximity to Light Poles Prohibited.
Location of Facilities to be Furnished.
Notice to Remove or Relocate Utility Facilities.
Owners Must Remove in Required Time.
Failure—Work May Be Done by Director, Director of Transportation or General Manager.
Agreement with Owner or Operator.
Provision for Administration, Etc.—Cost.
Underground Districts Designated.
Need for Underground District to be Determined.
Removal of Overhead Utility Facilities in Designated Districts—Exemptions.
Exemptions to Undergrounding.
Public Hearing—Notices.
Removal of Overhead Utility Facilities—Responsibility for—Cost.
Responsibility of Property Owners.
Installation of Service Lateral.
Failure of Property Owner to Install Conduits.
Notice to Property Owner of Declaration of Public Nuisance.
Proof of Delivery or Mailing.
Hearing.
Issuance of a Director's Order.
Posting and Service of Order.
Forfeiture of Property Owners' Right To Do Work.
Assessment for Costs.
Report of Costs.
Hearing and Confirmation of Report for Special Assessment of Costs.
Costs of Abating the Public Nuisance.
Underground Public Nuisance Abatement Fund.
Compliance, Rescinding Order.
Penalty for Each Day Overhead Utility Facilities are Left Standing.
Temporary Use of Poles and Overhead Wires in Underground Districts.
Removal of Temporary Poles and Overhead Wires.
Duties of the Director—Authority to Remove Overhead Utility Facilities.
New Construction—Installation of Service.
Underground Utility Facilities to be Included in Construction of New Streets.
Director May Enter Into Agreement for Joint Construction.
Provision for Street Lighting in Plans.
Underground Wired Street Lighting, Fire Alarm and Police Communication Facilities to be Included in Plans for Construction of Streets.
Cost of Underground Wired Facilities for Street Lighting, Fire Alarm and Police Communication Systems.
Money to be Included in Fund When Work Done by City.
Underground Wired Facilities for Street Lighting, Fire Alarm and Police Communication Systems to Become Property of City.
Declaration of Public Nuisance.
 
SEC. 900.  DEFINITIONS.
   Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms in this Article shall be as follows:
   (a)   "Board" shall mean the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco.
   (b)   "City" shall mean the City and County of San Francisco.
   (c)   "City Administrator" means the City Administrator of the City and County of San Francisco.
   (d)   "Department" shall mean the Department of Public Works of the City and County of San Francisco.
   (e)   "Director" shall mean the Director of the Department of Public Works of the City and County of San Francisco.
   (f)   "Director of Transportation" shall mean the Director of the Municipal Transportation Agency of the City and County of San Francisco.
   (g)   "General Manager" shall mean the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission of the City and County of San Francisco.
   (h)   "Municipal Railway" shall mean the Municipal Railway of the City and County of San Francisco including the tracks, overhead lines and power feeder systems.
   (i)   "Municipal Transportation Agency" shall mean the Municipal Transportation Agency of the City and County of San Francisco.
   (j)   "Owner or Operator" shall mean any person, firm, corporation, or public or private utility, owning, controlling or operating any utility facility upon, in, over or under the streets or places of the City and County of San Francisco.
   (k)   "Places" shall mean any public park or pleasure ground and common which has been dedicated and accepted according to law.
   (l)   "Property" shall mean any real property in the City and County of San Francisco. Where any building or structure on real property is a condominium, planned development, community apartment, or stock corporation, "property" shall mean each separate unit.
   (m)   "Property owner" shall mean any person, firm, association, limited liability corporation, corporation, or other legal entity owning or controlling real property in the City and County of San Francisco. Where any building or structure on real property is a condominium, planned development, community apartment, or stock corporation, "property owner" shall mean any person, firm, association, limited liability corporation, corporation, or other legal entity owning or controlling any unit.
   (n)   "Public Utilities Commission" shall mean the Public Utilities Commission of the City and County of San Francisco.
   (o)   "Serving Company" shall mean the person, firm, corporation or utility supplying the electrical service for electric lighting, heat, power, telephone, telegraph, television signal, or any other type of electrical service.
   (p)   "Shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissive.
   (q)   "Sidewalk" shall mean the area between the curb and the property line, as set forth in Ordinance 1061, entitled "Regulating the widths of Sidewalks" (approved December 18, 1903).
   (r)   "Streets" shall mean the public area, between property lines, of any avenues, highways, boulevards, lanes, roads, parkways, freeways, alleys, crossings or intersections, and courts or other public ways.
   (s)   "Underground" and "Undergrounding" shall mean the complete and permanent removal of the overhead utility facilities defined in subsection(s) hereof, except such utility facilities as are specifically exempted in Section 914; also, a complete installation beneath the surface of a street, public place, or stated area, of such utility facilities.
   (t)   "Underground District" shall mean a street, or streets, public place, or stated area, within which overhead utility facilities, as defined in subsection (s) hereof, shall be prohibited and existing overhead utility facilities shall be removed or converted to an underground installation. New utility facilities, when installed, shall be a complete installation beneath the surface of the street, or streets, public place, or stated area, except such utility facilities as are specifically exempted in Section 914.
   (u)   "Utility facility" shall mean pipes, wires, tracks, conduits, tunnels, poles or other overhead supporting structures, with any appurtenances, or any other structures of any nature, upon, in, over or under the streets or places of the City and County of San Francisco which are used for the purpose of supplying or conveying any services or substances within the limits of the City and County of San Francisco.
(Amended by Ord. 445-84, App. 11/13/84; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 901.  PERMITS-CONSENT.
   Every owner or operator of any utility facility before installing, locating or relocating any utility facility shall file with the Director of Public Works a written application for a permit to do such work and obtain a written permit for the work as provided in Article 2.4. In accepting such permit the permittee expressly consents to regulation by any applicable rules or ordinances.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 902.  LOCATIONS AND SPACE ASSIGNMENTS OF UTILITY FACILITIES.
   The Director may, as a condition of any permit issued pursuant to Section 901, require that the utility facility be installed in a specific location and may assign specific space for such utility facility in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Department and applicable General Orders of the California Public Utilities Commission.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 903.  POLES TO BE AVAILABLE FOR INSTALLATION OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS, ETC.-RESPONSIBILITY-REMOVAL-INSTALLATION OF STREET LIGHTS ON TROLLEY POLES.
   The City reserves the right to attach to any utility pole for which a permit has been or is to be issued in accordance with Section 901 of this Article, any traffic signal, fire alarm or police communication facilities, or equipment necessary for the normal operation thereof. Notice in writing shall first be given by the Director stating the City's intention to attach thereto the required facilities or other equipment. The owner of the pole shall not be responsible for any damages to any facilities of the City mounted on the pole, unless such damages proximately caused by the negligent act or omission of the owner of the pole. The Director shall have the traffic signal, fire alarm, police communication facilities or other equipment, removed from a utility pole upon and within 30 days after receipt of written notice of the owner's intention to reconstruct, replace, or remove the utility pole. The Director further reserves the right, under the conditions and stipulations specified above, to attach, as required, any street light and necessary equipment therefore, to any trolley pole which may now exist or which may be installed pursuant to Section 901 of this Article. The City shall install and maintain all of its traffic signal, fire alarm, police communication, street lighting or other equipment on any utility pole in conformity with all applicable General Orders of the Public Utilities Commission of the State of California.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 904.  ERECTION OF POLES IN PROXIMITY TO LIGHT POLES PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful to erect any pole on the streets or sidewalks of the City at a point which is situated nearer than 10 feet to a pole on which is supported a lamp maintained by said City for lighting the public streets or any traffic control device.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 905.  LOCATION OF FACILITIES TO BE FURNISHED.
   Every owner or operator using, controlling or having an interest in any utility facility upon, in, or under the surface of any street, sidewalk or other public place shall provide a copy of the record of location of any such facility upon request from the City Engineer.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 906.  NOTICE TO REMOVE OR RELOCATE UTILITY FACILITIES.
   (a)   Whenever any public work is authorized by the Board to be done under the supervision of the Director upon, in, over or under any of the streets, the Director, before the commencement of the work, shall notify in writing any owner or operator having utility facilities of any nature upon, in, over or under the streets to remove or adjust so much of his or their facilities as will allow the prosecution of the public work. The Notice shall be accompanied by a copy of the plans and specifications for the authorized public work showing the location of the work in the streets and describing the same. The Notice shall specify a time within which all affected utility facilities must be removed or adjusted.
   (b)   The evolution of urban rail, trolley coach and motor bus passenger systems from private operations under franchise operating without tax subsidies to publicly owned and operated systems under federal, state and local policies mandating intra-city passenger service at revenue levels which require a substantial measure of tax support, the paramount right of the people as a whole to use the public street, and the level of service provided being essential to the circulation, health, safety, comfort and welfare of people in an urban setting, and the need for improved transportation systems to meet increasing demand for development and maintenance of an adequate, safe and efficient transportation system requires that this service be recognized and defined as a governmental activity within the City's police powers. Accordingly, whenever any public work relating to the Municipal Railway is authorized by the Municipal Transportation Agency to be done under the supervision of the Director of Transportation upon, in, over or under any of the streets, the Director of Transportation, before the commencement of the work, shall notify in writing any owner or operator having utility facilities of any nature upon, in, over or under the streets to remove or adjust so much of his or their facilities as will allow the prosecution of the public work. The notice shall be accompanied by a copy of the plans and specifications for the authorized public work showing the location of the work in the streets and describing the same. The notice shall specify a time within which all affected utility facilities must be removed or adjusted.
   (c)   The Public Utilities Commission owns and operates certain utility facilities in the City and County of San Francisco that provide essential services that are necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare. Accordingly, whenever any public work upon, in, over or under any of the streets relating to the Public Utilities Commission is authorized to be done under the supervision of the General Manager, the General Manager, before the commencement of the work, shall notify in writing any owner or operator having utility facilities of any nature upon, in, over or under the streets to remove or adjust so much of his or their facilities as will allow the prosecution of the public work. The notice shall be accompanied by a copy of the plans and specifications for the authorized public work showing the location of the work in the streets and describing the same. The notice shall specify a time within which all affected utility facilities must be removed or adjusted.
(Amended by Ord. 445-84, App. 11/13/84; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 907.  OWNERS MUST REMOVE IN REQUIRED TIME.
   Any owner or operator having utility facilities upon, in, over or under the streets upon, in, over or under which any public work is authorized to be done, shall, upon receipt of a Notice pursuant to Section 906, and at his expense, cause to be removed or to be adjusted within the time specified in the Notice, so much of the affected utility facilities belonging to or under the control of such owner or operator as will allow the authorized work to be prosecuted according to the plans and specifications therefor.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 908.  FAILURE-WORK MAY BE DONE BY DIRECTOR, DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION OR GENERAL MANAGER.
   (a)   If any owner or operator except a City agency or department shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with the requirements set forth in a notice issued pursuant to Section 906(a) then, and in that event, the Director shall cause to be removed or be adjusted so much of the utility facilities as may be required for the prosecution of the said authorized public work according to the plans and specifications for the work; and the incidental expenses incurred in the removal or adjustment shall be chargeable to the owner or operator failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the requirements of the Notice, and may be recovered in an action at law brought in the name of the City against such owner or operator.
   (b)   If any owner or operator except a City agency or department shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with the requirements set forth in a notice issued pursuant to Section 906(b) then, and in that event, the Director of Transportation shall cause to be removed or adjusted so much of the utility facilities as may be required for the prosecution of the said authorized public work according to the plans and specifications for the work; and the incidental expenses incurred in the removal or adjustment shall be chargeable to the owner or operator failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the requirements of the Notice, and may be recovered in an action at law brought in the name of the City against such owner or operator.
   (c)   If any owner or operator except a City agency or department shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with the requirements set forth in a notice issued pursuant to Section 906(c) then, and in that event, the General Manager shall cause to be removed or adjusted so much of the utility facilities as may be required for the prosecution of the said authorized public work according to the plans and specifications therefore the work; and the incidental expenses incurred in the removal or adjustment shall be chargeable to the owner or operator failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the requirements of the notice, and may be recovered in an action at law brought in the name of the City against such owner or operator.
(Amended by Ord. 445-84, App. 11/13/84; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 909.  AGREEMENT WITH OWNER OR OPERATOR.
   (a)   The Director, with the approval of the City Administrator, may enter into an agreement with the owner or operator of any utility facility which may require support, protection and working around in order to successfully prosecute the construction of public work, to have any such support, protection and working around including as a part of a contract for public work. The cost of any such support, protection and working around a utility facility shall be borne by the owner or operator thereof.
   (b)   The Director of Transportation may enter into an agreement with the owner or operator of any utility facility which may require support, protection and working around in order to successfully prosecute the construction of public work, to have any such support, protection and working around included as a part of a contract for public work. The cost of any such support, protection and working around a utility facility shall be borne by the owner or operator thereof.
   (c)   The General Manager, with the approval of the Public Utilities Commission, may enter into an agreement with the owner or operator of any utility facility which may require support, protection and working around in order to successfully prosecute the construction of public work, to have any such support, protection and working around included as a part of a contract for public work. The cost of any such support, protection and working around a utility facility shall be borne by the owner or operator thereof.
(Amended by Ord. 445-84, App. 11/13/84; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 910.  PROVISION FOR ADMINISTRATION, ETC.-COST.
   (a)   Pursuant to Section 909(a) the Department will provide administration and other necessary services during the progress of the construction. The estimated cost of administration, preparation and supervision of the contract attributable to the work, shall be included in the agreement.
   (b)   Pursuant to Section 909(b) the Municipal Transportation Agency will provide administration and other necessary service during the progress of the construction. The estimated cost of administration, preparation and supervision of the contract attributable to the work, shall be included in the agreement.
   (c)   Pursuant to Section 909(c) the Public Utilities Commission will provide administration and other necessary service during the progress of the construction. The estimated cost of administration, preparation and supervision of the contract attributable to the work, shall be included in the agreement.
(Amended by Ord. 445-84, App. 11/13/84; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 911.  UNDERGROUND DISTRICTS DESIGNATED.
   For the purpose of removing poles and placing wires underground, the City shall be divided into districts designated as Underground Districts, which Underground Districts are more particularly described in Order No. 214 (Second Series) and amendments thereto and other ordinances on file in the Office of the Clerk of the Board, in the offices of the Director, and collected in a volume entitled "Legislated Underground Districts" and maintained by the Department. The yearly rate to be accomplished by converting from overhead facilities to underground construction shall be in accordance with the limitation imposed by the funds allocated by the Serving Companies for such conversion, as ordered and required by the California Public Utilities Commission.
(Amended by Ord. 223-83, App. 4/28/83; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 912.  NEED FOR UNDERGROUND DISTRICT TO BE DETERMINED.
   Each Underground District shall be established by Ordinance on streets, public places, or stated areas having existing poles and overhead utility facilities, when required for reasons of public necessity, health, safety, or welfare, and when in the public interest for one or more of the following reasons:
   (a)   To avoid or eliminate an unusually heavy concentration of overhead distribution facilities;
   (b)   The street, road or right-of-way is extensively used by the general public and carries a heavy volume of pedestrian or vehicular traffic;
   (c)   The street, road or right-of-way adjoins or passes through a civic area, public recreation area, or an area of unusual scenic interest to the general public;
   (d)   In connection with a public street improvement, street reconstruction between property lines, street widening or realignment.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 913.  REMOVAL OF OVERHEAD UTILITY FACILITIES IN DESIGNATED DISTRICTS-EXEMPTIONS.
   The removal of all existing surface and overhead utility facilities shall be completed in accordance with the Department of Public Works program. On/or after the date of completion in accordance with said program, no surface or overhead utility facilities shall be erected or installed for any purpose in any underground district, except as are exempted in this Article.
(Amended by Ord. 224-83, App. 4/28/83)
SEC. 914.  EXEMPTIONS TO UNDERGROUNDING.
   The following are expressly exempted from the provisions of this Article, with respect to undergrounding:
   Trolley poles and trolley contact wires used exclusively for the transmission of electrical power for transit vehicles; single primary distribution circuits and single telephone, telegraph or other cables which cross designated districts or parts thereof not further than to the extent of the width of a single street; terminal cabinets and meter boxes when the size and location have been approved by the Director. The feeders or electrical service conductors for the trolley contact wires shall conform to the undergrounding requirements of this Article.
   Additional variances may be granted by the Director.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 915.  PUBLIC HEARING-NOTICES.
   Public hearings shall be held by the Director before the establishment of an underground district. Notices of the public hearing shall be conspicuously posted along all the streets within the district, and each affected property owner and owner or operator in such district shall be notified by mail of the time and place of the hearing, in accordance with the provisions of Section 920. Written protests, objections or other comments regarding the proposal must be filed with the Director before the date of the hearing, or may be made in person during the hearing or on the day to which action on the proposal may be postponed. If the underground district is approved by the Director at this hearing, legislation will be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors for enactment of an ordinance establishing the district.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 916.  REMOVAL OF OVERHEAD UTILITY FACILITIES-RESPONSIBILITY FOR-COST.
   The removal of overhead utility facilities shall be the responsibility of and be done by and at the cost of the owner or operator so owning, controlling, operating or using same. Before the underground installation of any utility facilities a permit for such installation shall first be secured pursuant to Section 901 hereof.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 917.  RESPONSIBILITY OF PROPERTY OWNERS.
   In any district that the Board may designate as an Underground District, the owner of a building or other structure will provide, as necessary, at his expense, all conduit and associated equipment required to receive utility service between the facilities of the Serving Company and the terminal facility in or on the building or structure, and all trenching, excavation, backfilling and paving necessary to allow the installation of the service lateral. The installation of conduit or other enclosures within the building or structure, from the terminal facility, shall be made by the owner in accordance with the provisions of the San Francisco Electrical Code. The terminal facility shall be located at a point approved in accordance with the rules adopted by the Director of Public Works and satisfactory to the Serving Company.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 918.  INSTALLATION OF SERVICE LATERAL.
   The Serving Company shall install the service lateral from its distribution line to the terminal facility of the building being served, and provide the conductor or conductors for such service, except as may be agreed between the owner and the Serving Company. Underground construction by the Serving Company shall be accomplished in accordance with the applicable provisions of the San Francisco Electrical Code and the rules and regulations of the California Public Utilities Commission.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 919.  FAILURE OF PROPERTY OWNER TO INSTALL CONDUITS.
   In the event of failure on the part of a property owner to perform the required construction in accordance with the provisions of Section 917 within 30 days after receipt of a notice to provide such facilities, in order to permit completion of the service reconnection and the removal of the overhead wires and conductors by the Serving Company or Companies, the Director may order the disconnection and removal of any and all overhead electrical or other service wires or conductors supplying electrical or other service to such building or structure. In the event of such failure by the property owner to act, the Director-may, at his discretion, perform the work required of property owners by Section 917, and is authorized to use and employ whatever labor, materials and devices may be necessary to effectually carry out the provisions of this Article. The total cost of the labor, materials and devices necessary for the performance of such work shall be paid by the owner of the building or structure for which such work was required.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 920.  NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER OF DECLARATION OF PUBLIC NUISANCE.
   (a)   When the Director has determined that a property owner has failed to perform the required construction in accordance with the provisions of Section 917 within the time required by Section 919, the Director shall notify the property owner that the property has been declared a public nuisance and order that such work be done ("Director's Notice"). One copy of the Director's Notice shall be posted in a conspicuous place upon the building or structure and one copy of the Director's Notice shall be sent to the property owner by certified mail at the address of such property owner as it appears on the last equalized assessment roll of the County or at the address to which the most recent real property tax bill for said building or structure was mailed by the Tax Collector. If no such address appears on the assessment roll of the County or of the Tax Collector, then a copy of the Director's Notice shall be addressed to the property owner at the address of the building or structure involved. The failure of the property owner to receive the Director's Notice shall not affect in any manner the validity of any proceedings taken hereunder including the sale of the property.
   (b)   The Director's Notice shall contain the following information:
      (1)   The street address of the property sufficient for identification.
      (2)   A statement that the property has been declared a public nuisance pursuant to Public Works Code § 944.
      (3)   The work required to be done at the property to receive utility services at a building or structure on the property, as well as an estimate of the cost of such work if readily ascertainable.
      (4)   The date by which the work required is to be commenced and completed by the property owner.
      (5)   A statement that, in the event that the property owner fails to complete the work by the required date, the Director will take action to abate the public nuisance.
      (6)   A statement of the manner in which the Director will abate the public nuisance by installing the necessary facilities on the property, as well as an estimate of the cost of such work if readily ascertainable.
      (7)   A statement that low-income property owners should contact the Mayor's Office of Housing to determine whether they are eligible for a grant to hire a licensed electrician to perform the work required on their properties.
      (8)   A statement that the City will hold the property owner responsible for all of the City's costs to enforce any of the requirements of this Article and to abate the public nuisance, including the cost of the required work, the Department's administrative and supervisory costs, and any costs incurred by other City departments including the City Attorney's Office.
      (9)   A statement that the City will make the City's costs a special assessment against the property if the property owner fails to pay the City's costs.
      (10)   The time, date and place during which the Director will conduct a hearing to determine whether the Director should abate the public nuisance by ordering that such work be done and assessing costs against the property for abating the nuisance.
      (11)   A statement that the property owner may attend the hearing and provide evidence why the Director should not abate the public nuisance by ordering that such work be done or assess costs against the property for abating the nuisance.
      (12)   Such additional information as the Director deems necessary to notify property owners of their duties and obligations to comply with any of the requirements of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 921.  PROOF OF DELIVERY OR MAILING.
   (a)   The person mailing the Director's Notice to a property owner as provided in Section 920 shall file an affidavit or declaration thereof under penalty of perjury with the Director certifying to the time and manner in which such notice was given. He shall also file therewith any receipt card of such notice by certified mail.
   (b)   The notice of hearing shall be posted and served at least 10 days prior to the time set for the hearing.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 922.  HEARING.
   (a)   The hearing shall be held at the time and place designated in the Director's Notice to determine whether the Director should abate the public nuisance by ordering that such work be done and assess costs against the property for abating the nuisance. For good cause the hearing may be continued by the Director to a later time. Subject to the procedures prescribed by the Director for the orderly conduct of the hearing, all persons having an interest in the building or structure may present evidence materially bearing on the case for consideration by the Director.
   (b)   The Director shall appoint a hearing officer to conduct the hearing by taking testimony and other evidence from the Department, the property owner and any other interested parties. The hearing officer shall have the same authority as the Director to hear and decide the case and to make any order hereinafter provided for including abating the public nuisance by ordering that the work be done and assessing costs against the property for abating the nuisance.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 923.  ISSUANCE OF A DIRECTOR'S ORDER.
   (a)   At the conclusion of the hearing, the hearing officer may issue an order abating the public nuisance by requiring that the work be done and assessing costs against the property for abating the nuisance ("Director's Order").
   (b)   The Director's Order shall set forth the following:
      (1)   The street address of the property where the Director has ordered the public nuisance to be abated sufficient for identification.
      (2)   A statement of the work required to be done to abate the public nuisance.
      (3)   A statement that the property owner has 30 days from the date of the Director's Order to abate the public nuisance by completing the required work.
      (4)   The date and time on which the Department will enter the property to do the work required to abate the public nuisance.
      (5)   A statement of the costs to be assessed against the property to abate the public nuisance, including the costs incurred to date and any additional costs to be incurred if the required work is not done by the date ordered by the Director.
      (6)   A statement that the property may be sold by the Tax Collector after three years for unpaid delinquent assessments.
   (c)   Upon written application of the property owner showing a reasonable cause for any delay, the Director may grant a reasonable extension of time not to exceed 30 days within which the work required to abate the public nuisance must be completed.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 924.  POSTING AND SERVICE OF ORDER.
   A copy of the Director's Order shall be posted in a conspicuous place upon the building or structure and shall be served in the manner prescribed in Section 920 upon all persons to whom the notice of hearing is required to be served, and a copy shall be recorded in the office of the Recorder of the City and County.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 925.  FORFEITURE OF PROPERTY OWNERS' RIGHT TO DO WORK.
   Upon a property owner's failure to comply with a Director's Order issued under Section 923 the property owner shall be deemed to have forfeited all right to do such work on said building or other structure except as the Director may otherwise allow.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 926.  ASSESSMENT FOR COSTS.
   (a)   The Director shall take action to have the costs of abating the public nuisance assessed against the property upon which said building or other structure is situated. Such costs shall include;, (i) the cost of performing the required construction in accordance with the provisions of Section 917; (ii) an amount equal to 15 percent of such cost to cover the cost to the City for administration and supervision of the work required; and (iii) any costs incurred by any other City department, including the City Attorney's Office, in furtherance of the work done or related to any action, administrative proceeding, or special proceeding to abate the public nuisance.
   (b)   In any action, administrative proceeding, or special proceeding to abate the public nuisance, the prevailing party may seek recovery of attorneys' fees; provided, however, that the recovery of such fees is available only if the City, at the initiation of the individual action or proceeding, elects to seek recovery of its own attorneys' fees. In no action, administrative proceeding or special proceeding shall an award of attorneys' fees to the prevailing party exceed the amount of reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by the City in the action or proceeding.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 927.  REPORT OF COSTS.
   The Department shall keep an account of the cost of all work done or caused to be done by the Department or by contract to which shall have been added the 15 percent administrative and supervisory cost and any costs incurred by any other City department and shall render an itemized report in writing to the Board of Supervisors showing such cost.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 928.  HEARING AND CONFIRMATION OF REPORT FOR SPECIAL ASSESSMENT OF COSTS.
   (a)   At the time fixed for receiving and considering said report, the Board of Supervisors shall hear the same, together with any objections which may be raised by any property owner liable to be assessed for the cost described in said report, and thereupon may make such modifications in the report as the Board deems necessary, after which by motion or resolution said report shall be confirmed. The costs assessed for abating a public nuisance at the property, as confirmed by the Board of Supervisors, shall constitute a special assessment against the property and shall constitute a lien on said property for the amount of said assessment. After confirmation of said report, a copy thereof shall be transmitted to the Assessor and to the Tax Collector of the City and County, whereupon it shall be the duty of said officers to add the amount of said assessment to the next regular bill for taxes levied against said property for municipal purposes, and thereafter said amount shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as ordinary City and County taxes are collected, and shall be subject to the same penalties and the same procedure under foreclosure and sale in case of delinquency as provided for ordinary taxes of the City and County of San Francisco.
   (b)   Notwithstanding any provision contained in this Article making the costs assessed for abating a public nuisance at the property a special assessment against the property upon which the same exists, said cost, as confirmed by the Board of Supervisors and to the extent that the same has not been paid to the City, shall be a personal obligation of the property owner and his heirs, successors and assigns, and said owner and his heirs, successors and assigns shall be liable to the City and County of San Francisco for the payment thereof.
   (c)   If any property to which the cost of the abatement relates has been transferred or conveyed to a bona fide purchaser for value, or if a lien of a bona fide encumbrancer for value has been created and attached thereon, prior to the date on which the first installment of taxes would become delinquent, then the cost of the abatement shall not result in a lien against the property, but shall instead by transferred to the unsecured roll for collection.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 929.  COSTS OF ABATING THE PUBLIC NUISANCE.
   (a)   Whenever the Director, pursuant to authority conferred by this Article, shall abate a public nuisance on a property by causing the required construction in accordance with the provisions of Section 917 to be performed by the Department or pursuant to contract, or take any other action to enforce the requirements of this Article, the cost thereof shall be paid from the "Underground Public Nuisance Abatement Fund" and assessed against the property upon which the particular building or other structure is located.
   (b)   The assessment charged under Section 928 may be paid either in one lump sum payment or in 10 installments, which would be comprised of biannual payments during the five-year period. If the property owner chooses to pay the assessments in installments, a six percent interest charge shall be added annually.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72; amended by Ord. 305-97, App. 7/28/97; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 930.  UNDERGROUND PUBLIC NUISANCE ABATEMENT FUND.
   (a)   A special revolving fund, to be known as the "Underground Public Nuisance Abatement Fund," is hereby created for the purpose of defraying the costs and expenses which may be incurred by the Director to abate a public nuisance at a property or to enforce any of the other requirements of this Article. The Underground Public Nuisance Abatement Fund is a Category 8 fund under Section 10.100-1 of the San Francisco Administrative Code.
   (b)   The Board of Supervisors may by transfer or appropriation, establish or increase the special revolving fund with such sums as it may deem necessary in order to expedite the abatement of a public nuisance at a property or the enforcement of any of the other requirements of this Article. The special revolving fund shall be replenished with all funds collected under the proceedings herein provided for, either upon voluntary payments or as the result of sale of the property after delinquency, or otherwise. Balances remaining in the Underground Public Nuisance Abatement Fund at the close of any fiscal year shall be carried forward in such fund.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 931.  COMPLIANCE, RESCINDING ORDER.
   When the building or structure has been found to comply with requirements of the Director, the Director shall issue and record in the offices of the Recorder, City and County of San Francisco, an order rescinding his original order.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 932.  PENALTY FOR EACH DAY OVERHEAD UTILITY FACILITIES ARE LEFT STANDING.
   Any owner or operator who, after the time specified by ordinance for each designated underground district shall neglect to take down and remove the overhead utility facilities, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be fined not less than $50 or more than $200 for every day any part of such overhead utility facilities are left standing.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 933.  TEMPORARY USE OF POLES AND OVERHEAD WIRES IN UNDERGROUND DISTRICTS.
   In cases requiring the temporary use of poles and overhead wires for the purpose of reporting conventions, meetings or other public gatherings, or in cases of emergency, permits may be granted by the Director for the erection of such facilities for a period not exceeding 60 days in each case, conditioned upon erection and maintenance in conformity with the Rules and Regulations of the Department. The Director, at his discretion, may grant extensions beyond 60 days if the emergency or special conditions still exist.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 934.  REMOVAL OF TEMPORARY POLES AND OVERHEAD WIRES.
   After the expiration of a temporary permit issued pursuant to Section 933 and the emergency or special condition no longer exists, the person, firm, partnership, corporation or public utility shall remove all poles and overhead wires from the underground district in which such temporary use was permitted. Failure to comply with the provisions of this Section shall result in the same penalties as are specified in Section 932 of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 935.  DUTIES OF THE DIRECTOR-AUTHORITY TO REMOVE OVERHEAD UTILITY FACILITIES.
   The Director shall be responsible for the enforcement of the provisions of this Article and the Rules and Regulations of the Department relative to and affecting the provisions of this Article, which may from time to time be issued by the Director. The Director, after the expiration of the time specified in Section 913, shall have the authority to order the removal, taking down and carrying away of any and all overhead utility facilities as may not have been previously removed by the Serving Company, as required by the provisions of this Article with respect to Underground Districts. The Director is hereby given authority to use and employ whatever labor, materials and devices may be necessary to effectually carry out the provisions of this Article. The total cost of the labor, materials and devices necessary for the taking down and removing of such overhead utility facilities shall be paid by the Serving Company.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 936.  NEW CONSTRUCTION-INSTALLATION OF SERVICE.
   No permit shall be issued for construction of any new building or structure in any legislated underground district unless all electric, communication or other similar services are installed and provisions are made for receiving underground service when such underground service becomes available.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 937.  UNDERGROUND UTILITY FACILITIES TO BE INCLUDED IN CONSTRUCTION OF NEW STREETS.
   The Director shall require that all utility facilities and appurtenances necessary to transmit, conduct, or convey electrical energy for the purpose of electric light, heat, power, telegraph, telephone, television signal, communication, or any other electrical service, shall be installed underground by any affected Serving Company when new streets are constructed. Underground distribution and service shall be required for approval of any subdivision map by the City. Such underground installations shall be complete installations as defined in Section 900(k) and (1).
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 938.  DIRECTOR MAY ENTER INTO AGREEMENT FOR JOINT CONSTRUCTION.
   The Director, with the approval of the City Administrator, may enter into an agreement with owners or operators of any utility facilities required to be installed underground in any street area by any Ordinance or Code, for the purpose of constructing the utility facilities jointly with public governmental facilities under a public contract. Said owner or operator shall, under such agreement, proceed in accordance with the provisions of Section 910 of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)
SEC. 939.  PROVISION FOR STREET LIGHTING IN PLANS.
   The Public Utilities Commission shall determine the intensity of illumination, number and spacing of lighting facilities and other details necessary to secure satisfactory street lighting.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 940.  UNDERGROUND WIRED STREET LIGHTING, FIRE ALARM AND POLICE COMMUNICATION FACILITIES TO BE INCLUDED IN PLANS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF STREETS.
   The Director shall require that provision for underground wired street lighting, fire alarm and police communication facilities, including standards, all associated wires, cables, conduits, junction boxes, services, and all connections therewith, be included in all plans, maps, plats and specifications for the initial construction of streets.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 941.  COST OF UNDERGROUND WIRED FACILITIES FOR STREET LIGHTING, FIRE ALARM AND POLICE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS.
   The cost of underground wired facilities for street lighting, fire alarm and police communication systems shall be borne by the person, firm or corporation paying for the grading, paving, sidewalks and other street construction.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 942.  MONEY TO BE INCLUDED IN FUND WHEN WORK DONE BY CITY.
   Money to cover the cost of underground wired street lighting facilities, fire alarm and police communication systems associated with work being done by the City shall be included in the fund provided for the street construction or reconstruction.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 943.  UNDERGROUND WIRED FACILITIES FOR STREET LIGHTING, FIRE ALARM AND POLICE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS TO BECOME PROPERTY OF CITY.
   All underground wired street lighting, fire alarm and police communication system facilities, including but not limited to, standards and all associated wires, cables, conduits, junction boxes, services, and all connections therewith, in streets constructed or reconstructed by individuals, firms, corporations, or assessment districts, shall become the property of the City on final completion and acceptance of the work, except when such facilities are installed and are to be owned and maintained by a public utility.
   When accepted by the City, City-owned street lighting shall be under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission for maintenance and operation. The Fire Alarm and Police Communication systems shall be under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Department of Electricity for maintenance and operation.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72)
SEC. 944.  DECLARATION OF PUBLIC NUISANCE.
   Any property in which the property owner has failed to comply with an order issued by the Director under Section 923 is declared to be a public nuisance and the City may take all lawful action to abate the nuisance.
(Added by Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)