There has been some chatter about updates to the City's Forumla Retail restrictions. This SF Chronicle article outlines the latest example of a local business unable to open a new location because of the "11 locations" rule. Given how DTNA was instrumental in crafting Formula Retail rules, it may be time to discuss their impact at a future Land Use meeting. How can we better support local businesses?
Some ideas that have been mentioned include amending the "11 locations" rule to exempt Bay Area or California-only businesses. Another idea is to provide a path for Planning Commission review of Formula Retail in all areas of the city (no district can have a ban on Formula Retail).
Below are some links you can use to familiarize yourself with the Formula Retail rules. Is this something we want to discuss at our November or December meeting?