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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: August, 2011

ENERGY COMMISSION STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS WIND DOWN

Published on August 24, 2011

The California Energy Commission has conducted the last of 15 workshops aimed at gathering public comment on proposed changes to their energy efficiency standards. Of the numerous changes being proposed, the CEC would like to require non-residential  | Read More » |

ATTEMPTS TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF “WETLAND” CAUSES STIR

Published on August 24, 2011

As part of a large coalition of job producers, we have written Governor Brown to express concern about a recent proposal by the State Water Resources Control Board to change the state definition of “wetlands.” The proposed change is pre-emptive of  | Read More » |

DESPITE WIDESPREAD OPPOSITION TO BOTH AB 350 AND SB 469 THEY CONTINUE TO MOVE

Published on August 24, 2011

Despite all of the attention and scorn heaped on these two bills, they both have very powerful union sponsors and they continue to fly through the Legislature on party line votes. They will continue to do so unless you call your legislators and let them  | Read More » |

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

Published on August 24, 2011

Another bill we have been working on very hard also moved this week passing the Assembly Appropriations Committee on another party-line vote. SB 469 (Juan Vargas; D-San Diego) would require additional economic and community impact analyses for retail  | Read More » |

TWENTY MAJOR NEWSPAPERS URGE DEFEAT OF AB 350

Published on August 24, 2011

Major daily newspapers up and down the state are urging the Legislature to defeat the special interest union bill carried by Mr. Solorio. It seems the rhetoric used to push the bill is as transparent to them as it is to people in our industry, and the  | Read More » |

***ACTION*** DOWN TO THE WIRE ON AB 350 – ACT NOW OR LIVE WITH A BAD LAW!

Published on August 24, 2011

AB 350 (Solorio; D-Santa Ana), one of the most far-reaching pieces of legislation to impact the commercial property industry in a long time, passed the Senate Appropriations Committee on a party line vote this week and is now headed to the Floor of the  | Read More » |

ENERGY COMMISSION CALENDAR FOR REG HEARINGS

Published on August 19, 2011

The California Energy Commission will be conducting its final “informal workshop” on Tuesday, August 23, wherein potential changes to California’s energy efficiency building standards will be discussed. The meeting on August 23 will focus on a  | Read More » |

ACHIEVING ENERGY SAVINGS IN CALIFORNIA BUILDINGS

Published on August 19, 2011

Here are some recommendations moving forward as part of a regulatory proceeding at the California Energy Commission: * Mandate all commercial new construction be Zero Net Energy (ZNE) by 2030. ZNE means that over a year that your building generates as  | Read More » |

SUPERSTORE BAN BILL GOES TO SUSPENSE

Published on August 19, 2011

SB 469 (Vargas; D-San Diego), a bill that seeks to make the local approval process for certain retail development more difficult, has been moved to the Assembly Appropriation Suspense File. Our industry has been arguing that this bill, sponsored by certain  | Read More » |

CBPA FILES AMICUS IN SUPPORT OF REDEVELOPMENT

Published on August 19, 2011

On behalf of the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate industry, CBPA has filed with the California Supreme Court a letter requesting Amicus standing to join in the lawsuit with California Redevelopment Association and California League of Cities  | Read More » |

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