§ 403.

REDUCING THE MUNICIPAL FLEET

a.

Implementing Transit-First.

1.

No later than March 1, 2011, all officers, boards, commissions and department heads responsible for departments that require transportation to fulfill their official duties, and other City officials assigned City motor vehicles, shall implement the City’s voter-approved Transit-First Policy (San Francisco Charter Section 8A.115) by adopting and implementing written policies that

A.

maximize the use of public transit, including taxis, vanpools, and car-sharing;

B.

facilitate travel by bicycle, or on foot; and,

C.

minimize the use of single-occupancy motor vehicles, for travel required in the performance of public duties.

2.

The Department of the Environment shall provide technical assistance to departments and City officials subject to this requirement in developing complying policies and implementation procedures and in coordinating policies and procedures among City departments.

3.

No later than July 1, 2011, and every year thereafter, each department and City official subject to this requirement shall submit its written policies to the Department of the Environment and the Controller.

4.

No later than July 1, 2012, and every year thereafter, each department and City official subject to this requirement shall, in a form approved by the Department of the Environment, include with its written policies a report on its success in substituting transit-first modes of transportation for single-occupancy motor vehicle transportation. Such reports shall be subject to audit by the Controller.

5.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Ordinance or other City law, the Controller shall refuse to certify any expenditure by the City for the purchase of any passenger vehicle or light duty truck by any officers, boards, commissions or departments subject to this requirement for so long as the Controller finds, in his or her sole discretion, that such officers, boards, commissions, or departments have failed to adopt a satisfactory transit-first policy, or to implement the policy adopted, or failed to justify the purchase of a new or replacement vehicle in lieu of driving alternatives as identified in Section 403(a)(1).

b.

Reducing the Number of Passenger Vehicles and Light-Duty Trucks in the Municipal Fleet.

1.

Beginning July 1, 2011, and each year thereafter through July 1, 2015, the City Administrator and each Department head or other City official with jurisdiction over passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks used for City business shall remove from service without replacement at least 5 percent of the existing total number of passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks in the portion of the municipal fleet under his or her jurisdiction.

2.

Beginning no later than July 1, 2015, and each year thereafter, the City Administrator and each Department head or other City official with jurisdiction over passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks used for City business shall remove from service all passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks in the municipal fleet that are 12 years old or older, which removal may be included in the reductions required by subsection (1) above. No later than July 1, 2014, the City Administrator and each Department head or other City official subject to this subsection shall submit to the Director and the City Administrator, in a format specified by the Director, a written plan for implementing this requirement.

3.

Monitoring Fleet Reductions. No later than July 1, 2011 and every year thereafter, the City Administrator and each Department head or other City official with jurisdiction over passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks used for City business shall submit to the Board of Supervisor’s Budget Analyst, in a format specified by the Director, in consultation with the Controller, a report of that official’s progress in meeting the annual fleet reduction requirements of Section 403(b)(1) and (2).

c.

Waivers. The Director of the Department of Environment may waive the requirements of Section 403(b)(1) and (2) in whole or in part where the Director finds that the mandated fleet reductions would unduly interfere with the department’s ability to discharge its official functions. In that case, the Director, in consultation with the City Administrator, may require the department to implement an alternative plan to reduce the department’s fleet greenhouse gas emissions.

d.

Capital Projects. In determining and implementing required reductions to the municipal fleet for purposes of subsection (b), the City Administrator or a Department head or other City official with jurisdiction over passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks used for City business may, with the prior written approval of the Director, exclude for the duration of a capital project any new vehicles required for that project. Those vehicles must have the lowest emission and highest efficiency ratings available and suitable for their intended use.

History

(Added by Ord. 278-10, File No. 101009, App. 11/18/2010)

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