Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BOMA San Francisco's Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee Update - Meetings with City Leaders

L To R: Cindy Wu and Tom Maguire 

BOMA San Francisco Members:

BOMA's Government Affairs Committee members have been meeting with public officials recently to represent your interests.  Here is a brief update of the last two meetings with special guest speakers representing the San Francisco Planning Commission and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA).

Cindy Wu, President of the San Francisco Planning Commission

Commissioner Wu was appointed in 2012 by Board of Supervisors Chair, David Chiu. BOMA's recent meeting with Wu was a unique opportunity for BOMA members to get to know Commissioner Wu and ask questions about San Francisco land use policies and much more.  Indeed, the open dialogue allowed for Commissioner Wu to understand BOMA and the commercial real estate industry and an understanding that BOMA is available as a resource for the Commission regarding industry data.

BOMA thanks Commissioner Wu for her time.  

Key points discussed:

About the Planning Commission

The Planning Commission consists of seven members - appointed by the Mayor and the President of the Board of Supervisors - who help plan for growth and development in San Francisco. Members of the Planning Commission provide an invaluable service to the city: they advise the Mayor, Board of Supervisors and City departments on San Francisco's long-range goals, policies and programs on a broad array of issues related to land use, transportation, and current planning. Additionally, the Commission has specific responsibility for the stewardship and maintenance of San Francisco's General Plan.


Tom Maguire, SFMTA Director of Sustainable Streets

More information about Mr. Maguire and his recent move from New York City’s Department of Transportation can be found here and here. Thank you to GAPAC member Richard Rabbitt, with Farella Braun + Martel LLP for suggesting to invite Mr. Maguire to speak to the group.

Key points discussed:
BOMA thanks Mr. Maguire for his time and our members look forward to working with him and his team in the near term.

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