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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: March 18th, 2016

SPRING BREAK IN THE CAPITOL

Published on March 18, 2016

Next week will be a quiet week in the Capitol due to the Legislative Spring Break Recess. No committee hearings, no Floor sessions, and no Budget negotiations. However, it’s the “calm before the storm.” The following week legislators are back  | Read More » |

INDUSTRYWIDE LEGISLATIVE MEETING!

Published on March 18, 2016

Yesterday in a well-lit room in Irvine, CA, twenty-five leaders/experts from the commercial real estate industry gathered to review more than 400 pieces of legislative that potentially has an impact on your business. Legislators have introduced over 2,400  | Read More » |

SUPPORT FOR SB 820 CALIFORNIA LAND REUSE AND REVITALIZATION ACT

Published on March 18, 2016

  Our industry is pleased to support SB 820 (Hertzberg; D-Los Angeles) which would extend the successful California Land Reuse and Revitalization Act (CLRRA), an important tool which helps local governments clean up properties and get them into productive  | Read More » |

SUPPORT FOR NET ENERGY METERING (NEM) CAP CALCULATION

Published on March 18, 2016

Our industry is pleased to support AB 2339 (Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks) which would apply a consistent methodology statewide for use by electric utilities when calculating the existing caps on their net energy metering (NEM) programs. Net energy metering  | Read More » |

ENERGY COMMISSION BENCHMARKING WORKSHOP

Published on March 18, 2016

California Energy Commission staff will conduct a public workshop to seek input on staff’s initial proposal to implement the building energy use data access and public disclosure provisions of Assembly Bill 802 (Williams, Chapter 590, Statutes of 2015). As  | Read More » |

OPPOSITION TO SB 876 “RIGHT TO REST ACT”

Published on March 18, 2016

Our industry unfortunately must oppose SB 876 (Liu; La Candada Flitridge) as we believe the measure will make it more difficult to keep public areas safe and clean while not actually addressing the root causes of homelessness. SB 876 would create a new  | Read More » |

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IMPROVES

Published on March 18, 2016

Employment Development Department (EDD) reports California’s unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) in February 2016 was 5.5%, down from January’s 5.7%. Total employment was up 62,000 from January, with little change in the total civilian labor force.  | Read More » |

STATE WATER PROJECT ALLOCATION INCREASED TO 45%

Published on March 18, 2016

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced that public water agencies are now projected to receive 45 percent of contracted water supplies from the State Water Project (SWP) in 2016. The increase from 30 percent will provide increased  | Read More » |

2016 BUILDING EFFICIENCY STANDARDS SEMINAR

Published on March 18, 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 » |