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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: May 6th, 2011

EXISTING BUILDING ENERGY REGS UNDERWAY

Published on May 6, 2011

Signed into law in 2008, AB 758 (Skinner; D-Berkeley) requires the Energy Commission to develop and implement a comprehensive program to seek greater energy savings in California’s existing residential and commercial building stock. In response, the  | Read More » |

BILL TO BAN BIG RETAIL PASSES ON PARTY LINE VOTE

Published on May 6, 2011

Senate Bill 469 (Vargas; D-San Diego), a bill pushed by some unions to make it more difficult to build “big box” retail stores in California, was heard in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on Monday and passed 5-2 on a strict party line vote  | Read More » |

BILL MANDATING HIRES GOES TO SUSPENSE

Published on May 6, 2011

A bill carried on behalf of SEIU by Assemblymember Jose Solario (D-Santa Ana) that forces employers to hire certain employees when the ownership or management of a building changes hands, was heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Wednesday,  | Read More » |

REDEVELOPMENT REFORM UPDATE

Published on May 6, 2011

The battle for elimination of California Redevelopment flared up again this week. The Governor’s proposal for complete elimination of this funding was met with stiff resistance by a broad coalition of local agencies, labor, business, affordable housing  | Read More » |

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WEIGHING GREEN OPTIONS

Published on May 6, 2011

Over the past five years there has been an aggressive push in California at the local and state level to dramatically increase the sustainability of our already strict building codes. That effort culminated in the groundbreaking passage of the nation’s  | Read More » |

CALIFORNIANS AGAINST HIGHER PROPERTY TAXES

Published on May 6, 2011

We also want to make sure you know that the grassroots coalition “Californians Against Higher Property Taxes” (CAHPT) is out there to support our industry efforts on this issue. We are very involved with this group that helps leverage the  | Read More » |

SPLIT ROLL PROPERTY TAX BILL COMING UP

Published on May 6, 2011

AB 448 (Ammiano; D-San Francisco), a legislator’s latest attempt at creating a split roll in California, is scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee. AB 448 would impose higher taxes on publicly-traded property owners on  | Read More » |

LOCAL TAXATION BILL MOVES FOWARD

Published on May 6, 2011

Amid a statewide debate over how to balance California’s budget comes SB 653 (Steinberg; D-Sacramento) that would allow for taxes – to be imposed by local authorities. The bill would allow local government (county, city, or even a school district)  | Read More » |