S.F. 1224, as amended, requires cities to provide notice of proposed ordinances to businesses.
If a city posts ordinances on its Web site, the city must also post proposed ordinances to the Web site.
If a city sends email notifications, the city must do the following:
Allow business to sign up for email notifications of proposed ordinances;
Notify a business of how to sign up for email notifications of proposed ordinances when it applies for a new or renewed license; and
Provide at least a 10-day notice by e-mail before an initial hearing on an ordinance.
Cities without e-mail notification must post notice of a proposed ordinance in the same location as other public notices. A city may provide more notice then specified in this bill. Failure to provide notice does not invalidate an ordinance.