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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: January 19th, 2012

CEC POSTPONES RELEASE OF PROPOSED ENERGY STANDARDS

Published on January 19, 2012

Needing additional time to complete the full regulatory packet, the California Energy Commission has pushed back the release of their proposed changes to California’s Energy Efficiency Building Standards (Title 24, Part 6). The CEC had intended to  | Read More » |

BUILDING CODE ADVISORY COMMITTEE NOMINEES

Published on January 19, 2012

The Building Standards Commission (BSC) will consider the formal appointment of nominees to the various Code Advisory Committees at their Business Meeting next Wednesday. Specifically, the BSC will be making the final selection of the Code Advisory Committee  | Read More » |

PREVENTING WORKER ILLNESS FROM INDOOR PESTICIDE EXPOSURE

Published on January 19, 2012

In data collected by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), nearly one out of five people who reported work-related pesticide illnesses were exposed to pesticides in indoor air. A bank was temporarily closed when workers became ill on the  | Read More » |

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL LAWSUIT BILL DEFEATED

Published on January 19, 2012

AB 1207 (Furutani; D-Long Beach) failed passage in the Assembly Judiciary Committee on a bipartisan vote. This bill would remove the statute of limitation and thereby expand the statute of limitations on personal or real property lawsuits when there  | Read More » |

***ACTION*** REDEVELOPMENT NEEDS YOUR VOICE

Published on January 19, 2012

The Redevelopment Bill we mentioned last week has been introduced, and needs your support to move forward. SB 659 (Padilla; D-Los Angeles) will postpone the February 1, 2012 deadline to begin dissolution of redevelopment agencies. The delay until April  | Read More » |

FIX THE WATER BOND

Published on January 19, 2012

In comments that went almost unnoticed, Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) spoke to the $11B Water Bond proposal that is slated to go before voters in November. The measure, officially titled “The Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water  | Read More » |

GOVERNOR RELEASES 2012-13 BUDGET

Published on January 19, 2012

The state Constitution requires the Governor to submit a budget proposal for the next fiscal each year by January 10, but this year the budget was released five days early due to someone inadvertently posting the document to the Department of Finance  | Read More » |

SPLIT ROLL LEGISLATIVE MEASURE SET IN ASSEMBLY TAX COMMITTEE

Published on January 19, 2012

At the same time, proponents of a split roll continue to use every avenue at their disposal to try to change Proposition 13 protections afforded by voters to all property owners in the state. AB 448 (Ammiano; D-San Francisco) introduced last year and  | Read More » |

SPLIT ROLL PROPERTY TAX MEASURE SUBMITTED TO AG

Published on January 19, 2012

In December, the process to put a measure on the ballot that would eliminate Proposition 13 protections for commercial real estate and create a split roll property tax in California was submitted to the Attorney General. In an attempt to be clever and  | Read More » |

POSTPONE REDEVELOPEMENT DISSOLUTION

Published on January 19, 2012

On December 29, 2011, the California Supreme Court ruled in the California redevelopment litigation – CRA v. Matosantos – upholding ABX1 26, which abolished redevelopment agencies, but struck down companion legislation that would have allowed agencies  | Read More » |

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