Monday, August 8, 2011

BOMA San Francisco Members Meet With Supervisor Jane Kim

L to R: Garth Phillips, McCarthy Cook & Co., & BOMA Board MemberSupervisor Jane Kim; Kathy Mattes, CBRE & BOMA SF-PAC Member, Rick Klagstad, CBRE & BOMA GAPAC Member; Ken Cleaveland  and John Bozeman, BOMA 

BOMA San Francisco Members:

BOMA San Francisco members had their first official meeting with San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim, representing District 6 - which includes South of Market, the Tenderloin, parts of the Mission and Western Addition, and Treasure Island - on August 8, 2011 at her office in City Hall.

BOMA members stressed the need to create jobs in San Francisco, and that every ordinance and proposal that comes through City Hall should be measured against the template of whether it would help, or hinder, the creation of more jobs. Supervisor Kim was thanked for her leadership in creating the payroll tax exemption district in the Mid-Market area, which enabled Twitter to stay in the City. 

Members also emphasized that they represent assets that can't be moved, and thus, are interested in the City's overall economic well-being: "It's important to expand the city's tax base whenever possible," said Garth Phillips, BOMA San Francisco Board Member.  That means supporting projects like the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) hospital rebuild project, and other developments that will bring permanent new jobs to San Francisco. BOMA members also briefed the supervisor on the growing concerns they have about the proliferation of mobile food vendors in San Francisco - specifically the downtown area - which is impacting many of the ground floor small businesses located there. Lastly, the group offered to take the Supervisor on a building tour to show her the workings of a modern day skyscraper.

BOMA San Francisco thanks Supervisor Kim, and staff, for her time and our members look forward to working with her in the future.  

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