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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: February, 2016

GROVE INTRODUCES LABOR REFORM PACKAGE

Published on February 26, 2016

Assemblymember Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) has introduced a package of bills intended to make government-union books more transparent and allow member to have more say in representation. AB 2753 would require public employee unions to post budgets  | Read More » |

CBPA ENDORSES FACILITIES BOND ACT OF 2016

Published on February 26, 2016

The California Business Properties Association (CBPA) has endorsed the Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016. The measure, a $9 billion state school facilities bond to adequately fund school construction and  | Read More » |

BOE SELECTS NEW CHAIR & VICE CHAIR

Published on February 26, 2016

Earlier this week the Board of Equalization (BOE) selected Member Fiona Ma as its new Chair and Member Diane Harkey as Vice Chair. The other Board members include Jerome Horton, George Runner, and State Controller Betty T. Yee. The BOE meets monthly and  | Read More » |

PROPERTY TAX SURCHARGE BALLOT MEASURE DROPPED

Published on February 26, 2016

In a surprising move, the proponents of a measure to add a multi-billion dollar property tax on the 2016 ballot for social programs, have stopped collecting signatures and shut down the effort, vowing, however, that they will try again “another year.”  | Read More » |

ACCEPTANCE TESTING COULD INCREASE COSTS

Published on February 26, 2016

A coalition of union groups are pushing an agenda item at the CA Energy Commission that could have an impact on the costs and complications for tenant improvements. We are asking that members of our industry assist us in reviewing the proposals and provide  | Read More » |

2016 BUILDING EFFICIENCY STANDARDS SEMINAR

Published on February 26, 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 » |

BILL INTRODUCTION DEADLINE – TODAY!

Published on February 19, 2016

Today is one of the busiest days in the California State Legislature. A major hurdle, “New Bill Introduction Deadline,” is when the slow trickle of bills that have steadily increased becomes a tsunami. All bills for the 2016 session must be introduced  | Read More » |

CBPA ENDORSES SCHOOL BOND / OPPOSES PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

Published on February 19, 2016

At its Board of Directors meeting earlier this week California Business Properties Association leadership reaffirmed its endorsement of the school bond measure that will appear on the November 2016 statewide ballot. Additionally CBPA reaffirmed its opposition  | Read More » |

BROAD COALITION COALESCING TO OPPOSE CORTOPASSI INITIATIVE

Published on February 19, 2016

A broad range of Californian’s including business groups and labor groups have banded together to educate the public about an initiative that if passed would jeopardize many infrastructure projects across the state. Initiatives have not been assigned  | Read More » |

REFORM HOW CA PAYS FOR ROADS

Published on February 19, 2016

Our friend Loren Kay, President of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education, has some ideas about how to pay for roads and highways, and why your business should care and get involved. “California’s transportation finance system is running  | Read More » |

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