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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: May, 2016

GOVERNOR SIGNS ADA REFORM

Published on May 13, 2016

The Governor has signed SB 269 (Roth; D-Riverside) into law. Strongly supported by the commercial real estate industry, the bill represents the first significant reform to the State’s disability access laws since 2012. In a press release Senator Roth  | Read More » |

GOVERNOR RELEASES “MAY REVISE”

Published on May 13, 2016

During a press conference at the Capitol today, Governor Brown released his “May Revise” to the 2016-2017 proposed California State Budget. The Governor noted that the states “surging revenue” has slowed down recently, that debts are seven times  | Read More » |

SENATE PASSES SB 820 CLRRA REAUTHORIZATION

Published on May 13, 2016

Our industry is pleased to support and happy to report that the State Senate has passed SB 820 (Hertzberg; D-Los Angeles). This bill extends the successful California Land Reuse and Revitalization Act (CLRRA), an important tool which helps local governments  | Read More » |

CALIFORNIA COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SUMMIT – JUNE 7 & 8

Published on May 13, 2016

The California Commercial Real Estate Summit (CCRES) will be held in Sacramento on June 7 and 8, 2016. This event is the one time of year that industry leaders from all sectors of the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate industry converge on  | Read More » |

CONCERNS WITH PROP 65 DRAFT RULES

Published on May 6, 2016

The latest proposed revisions to the state’s Proposition 65 warning regulations are problematic and unworkable, the California Chamber of Commerce along with the commercial real estate industry and a broad coalition explain in a letter to the agency  | Read More » |

SCAQMD BILL OPPOSED BY INDUSTRY

Published on May 6, 2016

The commercial real estate industry along with a large coalition of business groups is opposing SB 1387 (de Leon; D-Los Angeles) as the bill would substantially and adversely modify the use of market-based incentive programs and would add state-level  | Read More » |

PRESS DISCUSSIONS OF HOW POLICIES IMPACT GROWTH

Published on May 6, 2016

Here are two interesting articles that explore issues related to growth in California and how statewide policies are having an impact on demographics. The second article explores how California’s strict environmental and development rules are pricing  | Read More » |

LIGHTING CONTROL STANDARDS “FIX” ADOPTED

Published on May 6, 2016

The California Energy Commission voted to allow an optional compliance pathway for Section 141.0(b)2I of the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Standards) governing lighting alterations projects. This alternative compliance pathway, or compliance  | Read More » |

BILLS! BILLS! BILLS!

Published on May 6, 2016

Up to this point in the year we have been tracking/working on, more than 350 bills. Here is an update on many of the bills that have generated the most interest from our member companies. Please note, these are very short and quick summaries. If you  | Read More » |

PRESERVING ACCESS TO CRE CAPITAL ACT OF 2016

Published on May 6, 2016

Several real estate groups are moving to support the Preserving Access to CRE Capital Act, introduced by Arkansas Rep. French Hill. ICSC has announced support and several other groups are slated to follow. The bill would exempt single-asset or single-borrower  | Read More » |

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