SF Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee Meeting

Agenda [PDF]

Of note:

1. 130672 Transportation Code – Disabled Parking Placard or License Plate Restrictions
Sponsor: Chiu

Ordinance amending the Transportation Code, Division I, to prohibit, on any street, alley, or portion of a street or alley, or in any municipal or private parking facility, the parking of a vehicle displaying a disabled parking placard or special license plate, in order to obtain special parking privileges, that has been reported as lost, stolen, surrendered, canceled, revoked, or expired, or issued to a person who has been reported as deceased for a period exceeding sixty days; is not being used to transport, and is not in the reasonable proximity of, the person to whom the license plate or placard was issued or a person who is authorized to be transported in the vehicle displaying that placard or license plate; or is counterfeit, forged, altered, or mutilated.

2. 130786 Fire Code – Repealing, Replacing, and Amending
Sponsors: Chiu; Farrell

Ordinance repealing the current Fire Code in its entirety and replacing that code with a new 2013 San Francisco Fire Code consisting of the 2013 California Fire Code and portions of the 2012 International Fire Code, together with San Francisco amendments, with an operative date of January 1, 2014; amending the current Fire Code, Section 511.2, to exempt any building that is covered by Section 511.2 and is equipped with a fire service access elevator pursuant to California Building Code, Section 3007, from the requirement to install an air replenishment system, with an operative date of 30 days after enactment; adopting findings of local conditions pursuant to California Health and Safety Code, Section 17958.7; directing the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to forward San Francisco’s amendments to the California Building Standards Commission and State Fire Marshal; and making environmental findings.

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Agenda [PDF] Of note: 4. 130672 [Transportation Code – Disabled Parking Placard or License Plate Restrictions] Sponsor: Chiu Ordinance amending the Transportation Code, Division I, to prohibit, on any street, alley, or portion of a street or alley, or in any municipal or private parking facility, the parking of a vehicle displaying a disabled parking […]

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Aiming to reduce handicap parking placard abuse, the SF Municipal Transportation Agency is in the early stages of an effort to reform state laws that enshrine free parking privileges for placard holders. Misuse of handicap placards deprives legitimately disabled drivers of reserved parking spaces close to their destinations, cheats the SFMTA out of public revenue, […]

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Confiscated counterfeit and altered placards. Photos: Matthew Roth The fines for illegal use of disability placards and for fabricating fraudulent placards could go as high as $1000 if Assemblymember Fiona Ma’s new bill passes the State Senate and is signed by Governor Schwartzenegger.  The bill, which passed in the Assembly near unanimously at 73-3 on […]

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