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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: August 19th, 2011

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 » |

GOVERNOR APPOINTS ROSSI TO FOCUS ON ECONOMY

Published on August 19, 2011

Governor Brown has announced the appointment of Michael Rossi, as his “Senior Jobs Advisor.” Rossi will be the point of contact between California’s business and workforce leaders and the Administration. We applaud the Governor for this appointment  | Read More » |

L.A. MAYOR CHALLENGES GOVERNOR TO DISMANTLE PROP 13 – BROWN SAYS NO THANKS

Published on August 19, 2011

Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday turned down a challenge from the mayor of Los Angeles to significantly change Proposition 13, saying he would prefer to focus his attention on bringing financial stability to California. Brown was responding to comments  | Read More » |

NEWSPAPERS UP AND DOWN THE STATE OPPOSE AB 350!

Published on August 19, 2011

At last count more than 15 newspapers have joined our industry in opposing AB 350 (Solorio; D-Santa Ana). Click here to read why they too oppose this ill-conceived proposal.   | Read More » |

***ACTION*** CRITICAL VOTES ON ANTI-BUSINESS AB 350 TAKING PLACE NEXT WEEK

Published on August 19, 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, will be voted on next week in the Senate Appropriations Committee, and possibly the Senate Floor. After that,  | Read More » |