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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: September, 2012

CBPA INDUSTRY AWARDS AND 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Published on September 7, 2012

The California Business Properties Association Industry Awards Dinner will be held on November 1, 2012 at The Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach. The CBPA Industry Awards Dinner is a chance to recognize the unwavering leadership of individuals and companies  | Read More » |

THE HOME DEPOT FOUNDATION PLEDGES ADDITIONAL $50 MILLION TO VETERANS’ HOUSING

Published on September 7, 2012

In other news, we thought we’d share some philanthropic activity by one of our industries’ largest retailers: “The Home Depot Foundation announced that it has surpassed the three-year $30 million pledge it made in 2011 to veterans’ housing  | Read More » |

NY TIMES WEIGHS IN ON CEQA

Published on September 7, 2012

One of the nation’s largest and most influential newspapers has taken a look at the CEQA battles going on in California. As you know, we have been at the center of all these reform attempts for many years. We continue every year to work on CEQA reform  | Read More » |

OR “SUCKERED” AT THE LAST MINUTE?

Published on September 7, 2012

…Another newspaper is slamming the Legislature for some of the very actions cited above. A scathing editorial in the San Jose Mercury News says the last-minute process and resulting bills are deeply flawed: “We scrambled to decipher the highly technical  | Read More » |

PRODUCTIVE LEGISLATIVE SESSION?

Published on September 7, 2012

One political reporter has declared the Legislative Session a success, citing the following “accomplishments” by the Legislature: “(1) It delivered on an overhaul of public-employee pensions.” “(2) It revamped the $16 billion workers’  | Read More » |

“JOB KILLERS” MOVE TO GOVERNOR

Published on September 7, 2012

All but just a few of the bills tagged by the CalChamber as “Job Killers” were stopped in the Legislature. However, three of the four measures that were sent to the Governor will have an impact on commercial real estate through increased energy costs.  | Read More » |

SIGNIFICANT ADA REFORM

Published on September 7, 2012

A bill we sponsored is being hailed as the most comprehensive and significant reform to California’s ADA Law. It passed the Legislature by a two-thirds vote in the wee hours of Friday night. Currently, California has 40 percent of the nation’s ADA  | Read More » |

LEGISLATIVE SESSION OVER

Published on September 7, 2012

The 2011-2012 Legislative Session has ended. Hundreds of bills were voted on in the final hours of marathon Floor Sessions in both houses and are now on the Governor’s Desk for consideration. Major issues, including property taxes vote threshold, Workers  | Read More » |