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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: March, 2013

CEQA BATTLE LINES BECOMING CLEAR

Published on March 15, 2013

A Sacramento Bee political columnist notes that Governor Jerry Brown has gotten behind CEQA reform but that two major Democratic allies “stand in the way.” You get two guesses on what groups it might be…. Correct! And on the first guess. He says  | Read More » |

2013 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS – BACKGROUND

Published on March 15, 2013

First adopted in 1977, the Standards have been periodically updated approximately on a three-year cycle. The most recent previous to this update, was the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, which went into effect on January 1, 2010. The upgraded  | Read More » |

2013 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS – SUMMARY

Published on March 15, 2013

Looking for a quick summary of the new Energy Efficiency Standards? Look no more, and thank the Energy Commission for the new standards and this handy dandy summary.   | Read More » |

AB 1103 BENCHMARKING RESOURCES/FAQ

Published on March 15, 2013

The Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program kicks in this summer. This is the mandatory Energy Star disclosure law we have been working on for over five years now. The present effective date of the regulations is July 1, 2013 for large  | Read More » |

RELEASE OF BAY DELTA CONSERVATION PLAN

Published on March 15, 2013

Yesterday the Department of Water resources and the federal government released a draft of the first four chapters of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. The Plan was begun under the Schwarzenegger administration and continues with the strong support of  | Read More » |

“ONCE AND FUTURE GOVERNOR”

Published on March 15, 2013

Love him or not, California Governor Jerry Brown is a fascinating person. He is also the most powerful person in California and what he does, or chooses not to do, will impact you. The following article is one of the most fascinating looks at the Governor  | Read More » |

***ACTION ALERT*** MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT

Published on March 15, 2013

Our friends at ICSC are asking their members and allied groups to weigh in on S. 336/H.R. 684, the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013. This bipartisan legislation provides the federal solution necessary to close the online sales tax loophole and level  | Read More » |

MAIN STREET MENACE – PARCEL TAX THREAT

Published on March 15, 2013

There are currently eight constitutional amendments proposed by state legislators aimed at changing Proposition 13 by lowering the vote threshold needed to pass a parcel tax. There are nine threats to parcel taxes if you count AB 54 (Bonta) which seeks  | Read More » |

VICTORY IN L.A. ON STORM WATER PARCEL TAX!

Published on March 15, 2013

Congratulations to all of our members in Los Angeles County that have worked hard over the past few months combating a $290 million a year parcel tax aimed at raising more revenue for the county to deal with storm water runoff issues. The issue was initially  | Read More » |

PROPERTY TAX/PARCEL TAX

Published on March 15, 2013

SCA 3 Leno D Taxation: educational entities: parcel tax. Would condition the imposition, extension, or increase of a parcel tax, as defined, by a school district, community college district, or county office of education upon the  | Read More » |

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