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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: July 22nd, 2011

NLRB ACTIONS GIVE RISE TO CONGRESSIONAL PUSHBACK AND CONCERN

Published on July 22, 2011

From our friends at ICSC: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has grabbed headlines in recent months for its far-reaching attempt to mandate where and how one company—Boeing—can operate and expand its business. On July 21, the House Education  | Read More » |

REDISTRICTING MAPS RELEASED

Published on July 22, 2011

The California Citizens’ Redistricting Commission presented and approved its draft of redistricting maps. Click here to see the new maps.   | Read More » |

INDUSTRY URGES DEBT NEGOTIATORS TO DROP CARRIED INTEREST TAX HIKE

Published on July 22, 2011

A large coalition of national real estate groups, (including ICSC, BOMA, NAIOP, CCIM among others), are strongly urging Congress and White House negotiators to drop the notion of using the Carried Interest Tax Hike as part of the final deal. From the  | Read More » |

400′ TRAVEL DISTANCE/SMOKE REMOVAL FIRE OPERATIONS

Published on July 22, 2011

The Building Standards Commission has approved the State Fire Marshal Rulemaking to modify the 400′ travel distance and smoke removal for fire operations. This process was started by our industry pointing out that under the last state adoption  | Read More » |

REDEVELOPMENT LAWSUIT FILED IN CALIFORNIA

Published on July 22, 2011

The California Redevelopment Agency Association and the California League of Cities have filed a lawsuit to overturn the part of the recently passed budget that effectively eliminated Redevelopment Agencies. Arguing the action violates Proposition 22,  | Read More » |

SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON ENERGY EFFICIENY – COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

Published on July 22, 2011

This week several members of the commercial real estate industry participated in stakeholder meetings sponsored Senator Kevin de Leon (D – Los Angeles) chair of the Senate Select Committee on Energy Efficiency. The events were well attended by an array  | Read More » |

BUSINESS GROUPS RESPOND TO LA MAYOR CALL FOR SPLIT ROLL

Published on July 22, 2011

Business groups in Los Angeles, including BOMA Greater Los Angeles, have joined together to denounce Mayor Villaraigosa’s recent call to dismantle Proposition 13 protections for commercial real estate to create a split roll that will increase the property  | Read More » |

30 GROUPS AND COMPANIES JOINED NO ON AB 350 THIS WEEK. DID YOU?

Published on July 22, 2011

AB 350 is one of the most far-reaching pieces of legislation to impact the commercial property industry in a long time. Under AB 350, any time a service provider gets a new contract, they will be forced to hire the prior contractor’s employees. That’s  | Read More » |