Fw: Legislation Regulating Junk Dealers (File No. 120434) at Monday's Land Use Committee
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From: "andrea.bruss@..." <andrea.bruss@...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 8:03 PM
Subject: Legislation Regulating Junk Dealers (File No. 120434) at Monday's Land Use Committee
Dear Neighbors -
As some of you have heard before, we have been working with the Police Department on reforming the City's permitting process for Junk Dealers for a number of months in an effort to address some of the public safety concerns associated with metal theft (I have included an article that detail some of the incidents we have been trying to address below). All of the City's current junk dealers are located within District 10. As a result of months of work with the Police Department, neighbors and other stakeholders we have crafted a number of changes to the City's existing regulation of junk dealers, which will be heard by the Land Use Committee of the Board of Supervisors this coming Monday, December 3d at 1:00 in the Board Chambers (City Hall, Room 250). This legislation does a number of things:
- It requires that all of the current junk dealers to renew their permits by the middle of 2013, giving the Police Department an opportunity to discuss some, if any conditions that may be needed for some vendors.
- Unless you are a licensed contractor, It requires that anyone looking to sell junk at one of these sites to obtain a permit from the Police Department (for those individuals who are operating independently of a junk yard, they will need to obtain a permit every two years, those operating a junk yard will need to renew permits every year)
- It establishes consistency between local regulations and State regulations for the sale of junk.
- It enables the Police Department to revoke, suspend or condition permits of junk dealers who are found violating the law (such as accepting stolen materials) or causing a public nuisance.
This legislation gives the City greater oversight and more consistent permitting authority over junk dealers and bringing this permitting process more in line with recent updates to the permitting processes for commercial towing companies and parking lot operators.
It would be very helpful if you or your respective organizations would consider writing letters of support for this legislation to the Clerk of the Committee (information listed below) or consider testifying at the hearing on Monday. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Legislation and Legislative Digest
Committee Clerk Information
Board of Supervisors
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 244
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 554-4447 | Fax: (415) 554-7714
Office of Supervisor Malia Cohen
City Hall, Room 244