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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: June, 2017

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY

Published on June 30, 2017

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” — President Ronald Reagan What started out  | Read More » |

ASSEMBLYMEMBER COOPER STATEMENT ON SINGLE PAYER THREATS

Published on June 30, 2017

The following is a press release by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) on recent threats of violence aimed at legislators. The irony of the Reagan quote above and the fact that our politics has taken such a violent turn recently is not lost on us.  | Read More » |

THE GRAVE ISSUE OF INCREASING PROPERTY TAX REVENUE

Published on June 30, 2017

Our good friend Joel Fox, Editor of Fox and Hounds Daily, has penned another great article about Proposition 13 and the political dynamics of property taxes. “My fellow Baby Boomers and I can help raise tax revenue for schools and local governments—all  | Read More » |

VACANCIES AND RENTS UP AT MALLS

Published on June 30, 2017

Our friends at ICSC report that “the national retail vacancy rate rose to 10 percent in the second quarter, from 9.9 percent in the first quarter, according to real estate research firm Reis. The mall vacancy rate grew slightly, by 0.2 percent, to 8.1  | Read More » |

AB 1553 WILL PROVIDE HELP WITH ADA UPGRADES

Published on June 30, 2017

We are in support of AB 1553 (Cervantes; D-Riverside) a bill that makes changes to the Capital Access Program for Small Business to enable more businesses can access funding to make their properties into compliance with ADA codes. This bill authorizes  | Read More » |

SB 700 ENERGY STORAGE INITIATIVE

Published on June 30, 2017

We are in support of SB 700 (Wiener; D-San Francisco) a bill that will establish a statewide system of rebate programs to subsidize the cost of installation of customer-sited energy storage. SB 700 would authorize the Investor Owned Utilities to collect  | Read More » |

AB 943 WILL PROVIDE MORE HOUSING

Published on June 23, 2017

We support AB 943 (Santiago; D-Los Angeles) a bill that will increase the vote threshold for approval of local initiatives intended to curb, delay, or deter growth and development throughout California, which may exacerbate the state’s affordable housing  | Read More » |

AB 890 COULD REDUCE DEVELOPMENT

Published on June 23, 2017

And in a related measure, we oppose AB 890 (Medina; D-Riverside) a measure that would force local governments to hold costly special elections for all local land use-related initiatives and prohibit local elected officials from adopting planning, zoning  | Read More » |

SB 772 EXEMPTS CAL/OSHA FROM ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSES

Published on June 23, 2017

As part of a CalChamber led business coalition, our industry is strongly opposing a SB 772 (Leyva; D-Chino) a bill that could increase Cal/OSHA costs for employers. The bill reduces transparency, removes accountability, and runs contrary to California’s  | Read More » |

PROP 13 SPLIT-ROLL TAX – THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES

Published on June 23, 2017

Our superstar government affairs duo at BOMA San Francisco, Ken Cleaveland and John Bozeman, penned an op/ed for the Bay City Beacon to counter the call for a split-roll tax on commercial properties. Many people wonder what they can do to help fight split  | Read More » |

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