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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: June, 2011

ELECTRIC CHARGING STATION BILL SIGNED

Published on June 29, 2011

Over some concerns of the real estate industry, SB 209 (Corbett; D-San Leandro) was signed into law this week. This bill would provide that any covenant, restriction, or condition contained in any deed, contract, security instrument, or other instrument  | Read More » |

BUDGET VETOED – SPLIT ROLL NOW ON THE TABLE

Published on June 24, 2011

Just one week after Governor Brown vetoed a version of the budget sent to him by the Legislature that was deemed “unbalanced,” he has mentioned the specter of a split roll property tax as a way to balance the budget. Yesterday the Governor responded  | Read More » |

ENERGY REGULATORS TO HOLD WORKSHOP THAT WILL IMPACT YOU

Published on June 24, 2011

On Wednesday, July 6, the California Energy Commission’s Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Committee will conduct a workshop jointly with the California Air Resources Board, California Environmental Protection Agency, California Independent  | Read More » |

MANDATORY COMMERCIAL RECYCLING MEETING

Published on June 24, 2011

As the state moves forward implementing mandatory statewide commercial recycling regulations, the responsible regulatory agency, CalRecycle, is conducting a workshop to seek stakeholder input. As part of the state’s efforts to regulate greenhouse gas  | Read More » |

ANTI-DEVOLOPMENT BILL MOVES FORWARD

Published on June 24, 2011

A bill that has become known as a “litmus-issue” for labor, advanced from the Assembly Local Government Committee on a party line vote. SB 469 (Juan Vargas; D-San Diego) would require additional economic and community impact analyses for retail developments  | Read More » |

BUDGET VETOED – SPLIT ROLL NOW ON THE TABLE

Published on June 24, 2011

Just one week after Governor Brown vetoed a version of the budget sent to him by the Legislature that was deemed “unbalanced,” he has mentioned the specter of a split roll property tax as a way to balance the budget. Yesterday the Governor responded  | Read More » |

INDUSTRY GROUP ENDORSES BUILDING PERFORMANCE TRACKING HANDBOOK

Published on June 17, 2011

Our industry has endorsed the Building Performance Tracking Handbook, recently published by the California Commissioning Collaborative. The handbook outlines the steps needed to continually manage building performance, demystifies the complex array of  | Read More » |

COASTAL COMMISSION DECISION ADOPTS RADICAL NOTION

Published on June 17, 2011

In a follow-up to an item on this last week, the Coastal Commission voted 8-4 on a decision that could establish a policy that would allow the Coastal Commission to merge separate parcels into one “economic” parcel. Under this novel and unprecedented  | Read More » |

***ACTION *** TELL LEGISLATORS YOU OPPOSE ANTI-BUSINESS BILL – AB 350!

Published on June 17, 2011

AB 350 (Jose Solorio; D-Santa Ana), backed by SEIU, would create protected classes of building services employees and dictates that they must be hired when changing a service contract. The bill passed the Assembly last week on a vote of 46-31. Only  | Read More » |

***ACTION*** TELL LEGISLATORS YOU OPPOSE ANTI-DEVOLOPMENT BILL – SB 469!

Published on June 17, 2011

SB 469 (Juan Vargas; D-San Diego) would require additional economic and community impact analyses for retail developments that are 90,000 feet or larger and sell groceries, will be heard next Wednesday. The open secret in the Capitol is that the purpose  | Read More » |

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