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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: February, 2011

GOVERNOR BROWN TAKES ON BUDGET COMMITTEE

Published on February 25, 2011

In a scene that hasn’t happened in the Capitol for as long as anyone can remember, a sitting Governor walked into a hearing room to pitch his own budget plan. The Governor challenged lawmakers to leave their “comfort zones” and come together quickly  | Read More » |

2,430 BILLS INTRODUCED IN STATE LEGISLATURE

Published on February 25, 2011

Last week marked “Bill Introduction Deadline” in the California State Legislature. Your 120 legislators introduced no less than 2,430 separate legislative measures, including constitutional amendments and resolutions. The forty State Senators were  | Read More » |

***ACTION ITEM*** ASK YOUR LEGISLATOR TO VOTE NO TO ENDING REDEVELOPMENT!

Published on February 25, 2011

The commercial real estate industry is standing firm with our colleagues in local government in battling the proposal to eliminate redevelopment agencies and redirect the funding. As part of a coalition of more than 70 local governments, elected officials,  | Read More » |

REDEVELOPMENT IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR!

Published on February 18, 2011

Because we have heard from so many of our members about the importance of Redevelopment, we thought we’d let you know about the CRA Annual Conference and Expo, being held in San Jose, CA, on March 30 – April 1. This year’s conference theme is “Redevelopment:  | Read More » |

BILL INTRODUCTION DEADLINE FINALLY HERE – LEGISLATIVE HIGHLIGHTS

Published on February 18, 2011

Today marks one of the major Constitutional dates on the Legislative Calendar – Bill Introduction Deadline. In the last few days, hundreds of measures have been introduced. Since we read every bill to identify those that will have an impact on our  | Read More » |

INDUSTRY LEADERS GATHER IN SACRAMENTO

Published on February 18, 2011

Over fifty leaders from the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate sectors gathered in Sacramento this week to chart the legislative and regulatory course for the coming year at the first California Business Properties Association (CBPA) meeting  | Read More » |

RESPONSE TO REPORT CRITIQUING REDEVELOPMENT

Published on February 11, 2011

On February 9, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released a report critical of findings of an independent study commissioned by the California Redevelopment Association, which found that eliminating redevelopment could jeopardize more than 304,000  | Read More » |

RDA/ENTERPRISE ZONE ELIMINATION BATTLE RAGES ON

Published on February 11, 2011

As part of a coalition of more than 60 local governments, elected officials, business groups, and labor groups, environmental leaders, and affordable housing advocates, we have been working hard to stop the proposal to eliminate Redevelopment Agencies  | Read More » |

REGULATORY REFORM HEARINGS

Published on February 11, 2011

Business groups have complained for years that the California regulatory system is cumbersome, inefficient, and dampening the economic recovery. Last year, several bills were introduced meant to relieve some of the pressure, only to die in early policy  | Read More » |

GOV’S WATER CHIEF WANTS DELTA WATER DIVERSION

Published on February 11, 2011

“The Brown administration’s top official on Delta matters said this week he is confident a new aqueduct can be built to divert water from the Delta for water users in Southern California.” Jerry Meral, who was also with the first Brown Administration  | Read More » |

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