SFAA Government Affairs


Legislative Advocacy


SFAA’s Government affairs staff advocates at City Hall and City departments like Building Inspection, Planning, and Public Health on legislation, policies, and ballot measures that impact rental housing providers citywide.

SFAA Political Action Committee and Legal Fund


SFAA’s Political Action Committee works to support and recommend local candidates and ballot measures to foster a friendlier environment for rental housing providers. SFAA’s Legal Fund is used to litigate against laws that have passed at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors that infringe upon the rights of property owners.

Fire Safety Requirements - January 2017


Tenant Fire Safety Disclosure Information plus other fire safety updates including the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Disclosures.

Proposed Increases to Garbage Collection Rates

Recology San Francisco has applied to the City for approval of proposed increases to the refuse collection and disposal rates that Recology charges its customers in the City. The last set of Rate Changes was approved in 2013.

The final application proposes a rate adjustment of 16.4% effective July 1, 2017. Many apartment buildings and commercial customers may be able to mitigate a portion of this change by “right-sizing” their containers based on material type and volume.

The application proposes separate rate schedules for residential buildings with 1-5 dwelling units and for apartment buildings with 6 or more dwelling units.

A residential customer or property owner may submit written protest against the rate increase application to the Hearing Officer at:

Refuse Rates Hearing Officer
c/o Public Works
City Hall, Room 348
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, California 94102

The public may also submit written comments in advance of any of the hearings by electronic mail to refuserates@sfdpw.org

Additionally, the Director of Public Works will hold a series of public hearings on Recology’s application in San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place. Upcoming hearings are as follows:

Wednesday, May 3
Director's Hearing
City Hall, Room 400
8:00 am - 11:00 am

Thursday, May 4
Prop 218 Hearing
City Hall, Room 416
9:00 am - 11:00 am

The hearing on the written protests will take place on May 4, 2017 at 9:00 am in Room 416 at City Hall.

For more information on protest procedures, the rate application or the rate-setting process, please visit the Public Works refuse rate web page at http://www.sfpublicworks.org/refuserates or the Ratepayer Advocate’s web page at www.ratepayeradvocate.org.

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