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File #: 220199    Version: Name: Administrative, Police Codes - Ban on Gas-Powered Landscaping Equipment
Type: Ordinance Status: Mayors Office
Introduced: 3/1/2022 In control: Budget and Finance Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/27/2022
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Ordinance amending the Administrative Code and Police Code to 1) prohibit the City from using gas-powered landscaping equipment to perform a City function starting July 1, 2024, with temporary waivers for City departments that document to the satisfaction of the Director of the Department of the Environment (“Department”) the unavailability of needed technology to replace such equipment; 2) prohibit the City from contracting for the use of gas-powered landscaping equipment to perform a City function starting July 1, 2024, with waivers for City departments that document to the satisfaction of the Purchaser the necessity of such waiver; 3) prohibit the use of gas-powered landscaping equipment in the City starting January 1, 2026, except such equipment for which the Department determines replacement technology is unavailable, and penalize property owners and business owners and managers that violate that prohibition; 4) establish a buy-back and/or incentive program (“Buy-Back Program”) to assist owners of such equipment in transitioning away from its use; 54) require that the Department conduct a public education campaign regarding the gas-powered landscaping equipment ban and the Buy-Back Program; 6) establish a fund to receive penalties collected for violation of the ban and other monies, to use for purchases of equipment for City departments to replace gas-powered landscaping equipment, for the Buy-Back Program, for safe disposal of gas-powered landscaping equipment, and/or to fund the Department’s public education campaign; 7) designate the Department to administer and enforce the ordinance; and 8) require the Department, starting in 2026 and ending on December 31, 2036, to report to the Board of Supervisors by March 31 of each year on progress over the prior calendar year in enforcing the restrictions on gas-powered landscaping equipment, conducting the public education campaign, administering the Buy-Back Program, and using the monies in the fund.
Sponsors: Myrna Melgar, Gordon Mar, Catherine Stefani, Hillary Ronen, Ahsha Safai, Rafael Mandelman
Attachments: 1. Leg Ver1, 2. Leg Dig Ver1, 3. Co-Sponsor Request 030722, 4. Referral FYI 030722, 5. Presidential Action Form - Transfer 031722, 6. BLA Rpt 042722, 7. Cmte Pkt 042722, 8. ENV Presentation 042722, 9. Presidential Memo 042722, 10. Leg Ver2, 11. Leg Dig Ver2, 12. BLA Rpt 050422, 13. Cmte Pkt 050422, 14. BLA Rpt 051122, 15. Cmte Pkt 051122, 16. BLA Rpt 091422, 17. Cmte Pkt 091422, 18. Leg Ver3, 19. Leg Dig Ver3, 20. Board Pkt 092022, 21. Public Corr, 22. Board Pkt 092722
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