- Call to Order and Roll Call
- BOS File 230861 - Police Code - Fees, Applications, and Conditions for Certain Entertainment Permits (Discussion and Action Item)
The Commission will discuss and possibly take action on an Ordinance amending the Police Code to 1) waive initial license and filing fees through June 30, 2025, for certain Entertainment Permits for current or former holders of Just Add Music Permits; 2) waive initial license and filing fees for Entertainment Permits for applicants who are newly eligible to apply for those permits due to recent Planning Code amendments; 3) eliminate masked ball permits; 4) require applicants for Arcade, Ancillary Use, billiard and pool table, Place of Entertainment, Limited Live Performance, Fixed Place Outdoor Amplified Sound, and Extended-Hours Premises Permits to submit a new Permit application and filing fee if their existing application has not been granted, conditionally granted, or denied within 12 months of its submission; 5) authorize the Entertainment Commission Director (“Director”) to issue billiard and pool table permits without a hearing, and provide that such permits may be suspended or revoked under the standards and procedures that apply to other Entertainment Permits; 6) eliminate the requirement that applicants for Place of Entertainment Permits disclose with their permit application criminal history information regarding certain individuals connected with the applicant business; 7) narrow the categories of new criminal charges, complaints, or indictments brought against a Place of Entertainment Permittee or its employees or agents that the Permittee must report, to only those charges, complaints or indictments that could be grounds for suspension of the Permit; and 8) allow the Director or the Entertainment Commission to require an applicant for a Limited Live Performance Permit to propose a Security Plan if necessary to protect the safety of persons and property or provide for the orderly dispersal of persons and traffic, to make compliance with the Security Plan a condition of the Permit, and to require revisions to the Security Plan as necessary.
Presenters: Ben Van Houten, Business Development Manager, Nightlife & Entertainment Sector Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and Maggie Weiland, Executive Director, Entertainment Commission
- Presentation on Housing Element Rezoning (Discussion Item)
The Commission will learn about the Housing Element Zoning Program, which is part of the Housing for All initiative, and aims to expand housing affordability and availability by allowing for increased density throughout the City, especially along transit and commercial corridors. This presentation will focus on potential impacts to small businesses and discuss outreach opportunities to engage merchants throughout the planning process.
Presenter: Lisa Chen, Principal Planner, San Francisco Planning Department
- Approval of Draft Meeting Minutes (Discussion and Action Item)
The Commission will discuss and possibly take action to approve the draft 8.28.23 meeting minutes.
- General Public Comment (Discussion Item)
Allows members of the public to comment generally on matters that are within the Small Business Commission’s jurisdiction but not on today’s calendar, and suggest new agenda items for the Commission’s future consideration.
- Director's Report (Discussion and Action Item)
Update and report on the Office of Small Business and the Small Business Assistance Center, department programs, policy and legislative matters, announcements from the Mayor, and announcements regarding small business activities.
- Commissioner Discussion and New Business (Discussion Item)
Allows President, Vice President, and Commissioners to report on recent small business activities, make announcements that are of interest to the small business community, and make inquiries of staff. Allows Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for future consideration by the Commission.
Date & Time
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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