Board of Appeals Hearing, January 4, 2023 (Please note: This Board hearing will only be held remotely and can be accessed via Zoom or telephone)

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

In this page:


    1. Agenda

      Board of Appeals agenda January 4, 2023

    2. Draft Minutes from the December 14, 2022 Hearing
    3. Special Item: Presentation by the Planning Department

      Kate Conner, Housing Implementation Program Manager with the Planning Department, will give a review of State Housing Legislation, including the State Density Bonus, SB-35, AB-2011, and SB-330.

    4. Appeal No. 22-083 at 272 Eureka Street
    5. Appeal No. 22-081 at 3312 Clay Street
    6. Proposed Draft Letter to SFMTA

      On September 8, 2022, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (“SFMTA”) advised the Board of Appeals (BOA) that it would discontinue the practice of having the BOA hear appeals related to taxi permit decisions. On November 16, 2022, the commissioners considered the possibility of sending a letter to the SFMTA which explained the factors considered by the Board when deciding these types of cases, and (2) discussed whether other agencies have the authority to add to or take away the types of matters that fall within the jurisdiction of the Board of Appeals. The commissioners agreed, without a vote, to place an Item on the December 7, 2022 agenda which expanded on the discussion. On December 5, 2022 (after the agenda for the BOA Hearing on December 7, 2022 had been published), the SFMTA rescinded the discontinuation of the consent to allow taxi permit decisions to be heard by the BOA. The purpose of the rescission was to allow the SFMTA and BOA time to engage in further consultation on the matter at the Board level. On December 7, 2022, upon motion by President Swig, the Board voted 5-0 to direct the Executive Director and Vice President Lopez to draft a letter to the SFMTA covering the issues identified by the Vice President at the hearing, more specifically: (1) whether it was appropriate for the SFMTA to discontinue the practice of allowing taxi permit appeals to be heard by the BOA, and   (2) If the BOA would no longer hear taxi permit appeals, the factors considered by the BOA when making decisions on these cases. The draft letter will be considered by the Board at the hearing on January 4, 2023.

    7. Adopted Board Minutes

    Date & Time

    Wednesday, January 4, 2023
    5:00 pm


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    Last updated January 19, 2023