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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: January 15th, 2016

CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP EARNS BIPARTISAN VOTE

Published on January 15, 2016

Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) bill to address the “change of ownership” issue passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on a 6-0 vote. Senate Bill 259 would correct an outdated interpretation of property change of ownership that  | Read More » |

BILL WOULD FIX PROP 13-RELATED ISSUE

Published on January 15, 2016

Click here to read Senator Patricia Bates’ (R-Laguna Niguel) op/ed on SB 259: “SB 259 would provide that a change in ownership occurs when 90 percent of a legal entity’s ownership interests transfer in a single transaction. Bates’ bill is supported  | Read More » |

SB 820 SEEKS EXTENSION OF BROWNFIELD PROGRAM

Published on January 15, 2016

Senator Hertzberg (D-Los Angeles) has introduced SB 820 which seeks to make permanent the California Land Reuse and Revitalization Act (CLRRA), which encourages clean-up of hazardous waste and revitalization of blighted properties in California. This  | Read More » |

LENGTHY BALLOT SHAPING UP FOR NOVEMBER

Published on January 15, 2016

Our friends at the CalChamber have a review of the significant ballot measure that are shaping up for 2016. Two measure of concern to the commercial real estate industry have already made the ballot, a CBPA Supported School Bond measure and a CBPA opposed  | Read More » |

PROPERTY TAX INITIATIVE COLLECTING SIGNATURES

Published on January 15, 2016

The property tax initiative noted above is referred to as the “Collis” initiative after one of its primary proponents. The measure would create a sliding scale property tax surcharge on all properties (commercial and residential) assessed at more  | Read More » |

INTRA-PARTY POLITICAL BATTLES HEATING UP

Published on January 15, 2016

In addition to the ballot measure battles, the intra-party politics of 2016 are starting to get complicated. Here is a piece by the Bee’s Dan Walters that surveys the battles between moderate Democrats and some of the party’s core constituencies.  | Read More » |

2016-16 GOV’S BUDGET SUMMARY

Published on January 15, 2016

The state Constitution requires the Governors to submit a budget proposal for the next fiscal each year by January 10, but this year the budget was released three days early. So, the annual budget battle begins. However, this year the state is planning  | Read More » |

2016 BUILDING EFFICIENCY STANDARDS SEMINAR

Published on January 15, 2016

California’s building efficiency standards have been updated, with changes that will become mandatory in January 2017. This seminar will cover what’s new in Title 24 for both residential and non-residential buildings, from high performance walls and  | Read More » |

PROPERTY TAX INITIATIVE COLLECTING SIGNATURES

Published on January 15, 2016

The property tax initiative noted above is referred to as the “Collis” initiative after one of its primary proponents. The measure would create a sliding scale property tax surcharge on all properties (commercial and residential) assessed at more  | Read More » |

CBPA 2016 CALENDAR

Published on January 15, 2016

**2016**   February 17, 2016 CBPA Winter Board Meeting CalChamber, Sacramento   March 17, 2016 CBPA’s Industry-Wide Legislative Committee Meeting Southern California   June 7 – 8, 2016 California Commercial Real Estate Summit &  | Read More » |