This is really good news for SF small businesses. Legislation would be required to be reviewed by Small Business Commission where the legislation impacts jobs. We will need all your help getting this to the ballot and getting this passed in June. Please see press release below.
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San Francisco, CA 94116
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, 415-554-6131
*** PRESS RELEASE ***
MAYOR LEE INTRODUCES JOBS IMPACT REVIEW LEGISLATION TO PROTECT JOBS
Included in Mayor’s 17-Point Roadmap to Good Jobs & Opportunity, Proposed Charter Amendment Will Go to Voters in June 2012
San Francisco, CA—Mayor Edwin M. Lee today introduced a proposed Charter Amendment to require further analysis of all legislation introduced at the Board of Supervisors that may result in a net job loss.
The Charter amendment builds upon Proposition I in 2004 that created the City’s Office of Economic Analysis to review economic impacts from policies being considered by the City. By proposing this Charter amendment, Mayor Lee is strengthening job protections and fostering economic growth.
“I firmly believe that it is City Hall’s responsibility to help small businesses grow and promote job growth in the private sector,” said Mayor Lee. “If approved by voters in June, this Charter amendment will require a special Jobs Impact Review hearing for any new legislation that the impartial City Economist determines could negatively affect jobs. By including the voices of business owners and employees and evaluating impacts and alternatives to job loss in the City, we are improving transparency and accountability in our lawmaking process.”
The proposed amendment would require the Controller’s Office to report on all legislation introduced at the Board of Supervisors that imposes obligations or limitations on private businesses or their operations that may result in a net job loss. It would prohibit the Board of Supervisors from taking final action on ordinances introduced when the Controller’s Office has made this determination and refers the legislation to the Small Business Commission for further consideration and possible development of alternative policy proposals.
Chief Deputy Communications Director
Office of Mayor Edwin M. Lee