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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: April 19th, 2013

ANOTHER BIG BOX BAN BILL

Published on April 19, 2013

AB 667 (Hernandez; D – West Covina) creates another layer of bureaucracy for local governments by requiring certain retailers to obtain redundant economic impact and community impact reports before receiving approval. These reports go above and beyond  | Read More » |

STATE MANDATED COST-BENEFIT BILL TAKES AWAY LOCAL CONTROL

Published on April 19, 2013

SB 673 (DeSaulnier; D-Concord) is a bill that would erode local governments’ ability to make land use decisions and move forward with infrastructure and development projects that receive over $1 million in subsidies without a state-mandated economic  | Read More » |

CALIFORNIA DOES NOT COMPLY WITH CLEAN WATER ACT

Published on April 19, 2013

The self-declared most environmentally progressive state in the nation has been deemed “out of compliance” with the nation’s Safe Drinking Water Act. It seems that the state has been unable to document that it has spent $455 million to improve  | Read More » |

HOMELESS BILL OF RIGHTS UPDATE

Published on April 19, 2013

AB 5 (Ammianno; D-San Francisco) would enact the Homeless Person’s Bill of Rights and Fairness Act, which would specifically restrict local law enforcement, local governments, and business improvement districts from enforcing local ordinances that  | Read More » |

SPLIT ROLL BILL GOES TO SUSPENSE

Published on April 19, 2013

AB 188 (Ammiano-D) Property taxation: change in ownership. SPLIT ROLL BILL! Would specify that if 100% of the ownership interests in a legal entity, as defined, are sold or transferred in a single transaction, as specified, the real property owned by  | Read More » |