JUNE 1, 2021
Some up dates for DBI.
Alliance Resource Consulting has been selected by the BIC to search for a permanent director for DBI.
An ordinance has come into effect on June 1, 2021 and for commercial uses it will come into effect on January 1, 2022 requiring all electric for new buildings. For specific food service establishments DBI may grant providing gas if it is essential for the cooking process also where there is a finding that All-Electric is physically or technically infeasible.
Fire has extended the requirement to comply with the upgrading of fire alarm systems to provide a decibel level of 75 at the pillow to July 1, 2023.
See attached the San Francisco Planning Department 2021 Spring pictorial which includes photos and telephone numbers of everyone at planning. 
To see recorded virtual meetings go to:
https://sfdbi.org/virtualevents and http://sanfrancisco.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=14

Good news! Customers who want an earlier opportunity to apply for an Over-the-Counter with Plans permit have two new options to get your permit sooner.
New Waitlist
First, DBI is opening a waitlist for qualifying Over-the-Counter with Plans applicants. You can email DBI to join the wait list, and we’ll contact you within three business days with an earlier appointment time if one is available.

This change can save substantial time for our customers by offering an earlier date to submit an application. To keep the wait list active and effective, restrictions apply, and this option is only available to applicants with appointments more than seven days out.
Be sure to include the project address and the name, phone and email of the person who will be going to the appointment.
New Same Day Drop-In Queue
We are also offering an opportunity for customers to drop into the Permit Center without an appointment.

Starting tomorrow, we will open a same day drop-in queue every weekday at 8:00 a.m. You can sign up remotely through Qless, and if you receive a confirmation message that you can join the queue for that day, you will be able to visit the San Francisco Permit Center at 12:00 p.m. that afternoon for in-person plan check and review.
Similar to the wait list, restrictions apply. You can’t sign up for the same day queue if you already have an appointment within seven days.
Henry Karnilowicz
Consulting Design Construction Management
CSL #319153
1019 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-2806
415.420.8113 cell
415.621.7583 fax

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San Francisco Council of District Merchants Associations

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