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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: April 7th, 2017

SPRING RECESS IS HERE

Published on April 7, 2017

Next week is Spring Recess in the California State Legislature. All activity will cease for the week as Legislators stay in their districts. This reprieve in the calendar is used by staff and other denizens of the Capitol to take a deep breath and enjoy  | Read More » |

TRANSPORTATION DEAL REACHED SENT TO GOVERNOR

Published on April 7, 2017

Late last night after weeks of active negotiations, the Legislature sent Governor Brown the Transportation package he has been asking for. The package was a controversial hot potato for some legislators because raising taxes on cars and gasoline is about  | Read More » |

THE DROUGHT IS DEAD! LONG LIVE THE DROUGHT REGS!

Published on April 7, 2017

The Governor has announced that the Great California Drought is officially over after a very wet winter with plentiful snowfall and rain filling up our reservoirs to the breaking point (literally). However, the strict water efficiency rules and regulations  | Read More » |

ADA CODE REGULATORY UPDATE PACKAGE RELEASED

Published on April 7, 2017

Division of the State Architect has released its Access Compliance package which starts the 45-Day language comment period for the disabled access update (7/1/18). Your Sacramento staff is reviewing the package to see if there are any objectionable provisions  | Read More » |

COSTAR STORY ON CA DUAL AGENCY BAN

Published on April 7, 2017

Here is a recent story by Costar on two dual agency bills introduced in California. See below for more details about the two bills. Costar Story: CA to Consider New Legislation On Dual Agency   | Read More » |

DUAL “DUAL AGENCY” BILLS DUEL IN SACRAMENTO

Published on April 7, 2017

As we discussed last Friday, two bills have been gut-and-amended to deal with Dual Agency in the State California and are currently in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. One of the bills deals directly with residential disclosure issues related to the  | Read More » |

CEQA REFORM OR AFFORDABLE HOUSING?

Published on April 7, 2017

Our good friend Loren Kaye, President of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education, posits the following statement: “You can have infill housing or an unreformed CEQA, but not both.” He makes a good point that we agree with. Click here  | Read More » |

SINGLE-USER BATHROOM GUIDANCE RELEASED

Published on April 7, 2017

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) has released further guidance on the issue of how to identify and sign All-Gender Single-User Toilet Facilities. Click here to read BU 17-01-01 Identification of Single-User Toilet Facilities as All-Gender: Frequently  | Read More » |

2017 CASp EXAM REGISTRATION

Published on April 7, 2017

Registration is now open for the June 2017 Certified Access Specialist (CASp) examination to be held in Sacramento and Riverside on June 28th. Individuals with CASp certification are in high demand by clients seeking to ensure their facilities comply  | Read More » |