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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: March, 2011

ANTI-BUSINESS PROPOSALS RISE AGAIN IN NEW SESSION

Published on March 25, 2011

Along with our friends at the CalChamber, we are opposing legislation that will increase costs for California employers, thereby hurting their ability to compete in the global marketplace and provide jobs has been introduced again this year. Following  | Read More » |

AIR QUALITY THRESHOLD LITIGATION MAY PROCEED TO TRIAL

Published on March 18, 2011

A lawsuit filed by the homebuilders (CBIA) challenging new air quality standards has sufficient merit to proceed to trial, an Alameda County Superior Court judge has ruled. Many state, regional and local planners and affordable housing advocates argue  | Read More » |

COMMUNITY RECOVERY AND ENHANCEMENT ACT

Published on March 18, 2011

The Community Recovery and Enhancement (CRE) Act was introduced in the US House of Representatives this week. H.R. 1147, sponsored by Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-NV) will help incentivize equity investment in distressed  | Read More » |

AB 934 WOULD ALLOW LIBEL LAWSUITS AS PART OF A TENANT DISPUTE

Published on March 18, 2011

We are opposing a bill that will be heard next week in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. AB 934 (Feuer; D-Los Angeles) would make it more difficult for property owners and managers to redress disputes with tenants through the courts by denying the use  | Read More » |

BUDGET PASSES ON MAJORITY VOTE – HISTORY MADE – TAX QUESTIONS REMAIN UNRESOLVED

Published on March 18, 2011

Both houses of the California Legislature passed the main budget bill on Thursday on a majority vote with only Democratic members supporting the spending plan. However, several major issues – including elimination of Redevelopment Agencies and authorization  | Read More » |

GREEN CALIFORNIA SUMMIT & EXPOSITION

Published on March 11, 2011

The 2011 Green California Summit & Expo, taking place at the Sacramento Convention Center April 18-20, is shaping up to be the biggest green government conference ever. Over 200 suppliers of green products and services and upwards of 6,000 attendees  | Read More » |

IN-DEPTH COMMERCIAL CALGREEN WORKSHOP

Published on March 11, 2011

In addition to the above classes, on April 18 in Sacramento, the Building Standard Commission is also offering a CALGreen workshop that will go in-depth into the commercial/non-residential aspects of the code. You can also earn AIA and ICC continuing  | Read More » |

REDEVELOPMENT IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR!

Published on March 11, 2011

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

LEGISLATIVE HIGHLIGHTS

Published on March 11, 2011

California is in the first year of its two year 2011-2012 legislative session. So far 2,355 measures have been introduced, which puts us on pace for almost 5,000 bills. So far, we have identified over 380 measures with potential impact on our industry.  | Read More » |

ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM AIMS TO CREATE CLEAN ENERGY JOBS

Published on March 4, 2011

The California Energy Commission joined regional efforts to increase energy efficiency and encourage clean jobs with the statewide launch of Energy Upgrade California, the new energy efficiency program. Part of this comprehensive program is the integrated  | Read More » |

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