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Legislation Updates

DESPITE WIDESPREAD OPPOSITION TO BOTH AB 350 AND SB 469 THEY CONTINUE TO MOVE

August 24, 2011

Despite all of the attention and scorn heaped on these two bills, they both have very powerful union sponsors and they continue to fly through the Legislature on party line votes. They will continue to do so unless you call your legislators and let them know you are watching these issues closely and hope they will help defeat these anti-business anti-jobs More »

***ACTION*** TELL LEGISLATORS YOU OPPOSE ANTI-DEVOLOPMENT BILL – SB 469!

Another bill we have been working on very hard also moved this week passing the Assembly Appropriations Committee on another party-line vote. SB 469 (Juan Vargas; D-San Diego) would require additional economic and community impact analyses for retail developments that are 90,000 feet or larger and sell groceries. The open secret in the Capitol is that More »

TWENTY MAJOR NEWSPAPERS URGE DEFEAT OF AB 350

Major daily newspapers up and down the state are urging the Legislature to defeat the special interest union bill carried by Mr. Solorio. It seems the rhetoric used to push the bill is as transparent to them as it is to people in our industry, and the bill is being called everything from “perverse” to “frivolous” to “just plain wrong.” The More »

***ACTION*** DOWN TO THE WIRE ON AB 350 – ACT NOW OR LIVE WITH A BAD LAW!

AB 350 (Solorio; D-Santa Ana), one of the most far-reaching pieces of legislation to impact the commercial property industry in a long time, passed the Senate Appropriations Committee on a party line vote this week and is now headed to the Floor of the Senate. The bill will to be voted on next week. If we don’t stop it now it could be headed to the More »

SUPERSTORE BAN BILL GOES TO SUSPENSE

August 19, 2011

SB 469 (Vargas; D-San Diego), a bill that seeks to make the local approval process for certain retail development more difficult, has been moved to the Assembly Appropriation Suspense File. Our industry has been arguing that this bill, sponsored by certain unions as a way to gain bargaining leverage on certain big retailers, would hurt development of More »

CBPA FILES AMICUS IN SUPPORT OF REDEVELOPMENT

On behalf of the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate industry, CBPA has filed with the California Supreme Court a letter requesting Amicus standing to join in the lawsuit with California Redevelopment Association and California League of Cities against action by state. Many other associations expected to follow CBPA’s lead. The Supreme More »

***ACTION*** CRITICAL VOTES ON ANTI-BUSINESS AB 350 TAKING PLACE NEXT WEEK

AB 350 (Solorio; D-Santa Ana), one of the most far-reaching pieces of legislation to impact the commercial property industry in a long time, will be voted on next week in the Senate Appropriations Committee, and possibly the Senate Floor. After that, this terrible bill could be on its way to the governor. Under AB 350, any time a service provider gets More »

SACRAMENTO MEDDLING IN SUPERSTORES CREATION

July 29, 2011

The president of the Independent Cities Association, has written a great editorial expressing opposition to SB 469 (Vargas; D-San Diego) a bill that seeks to make the local approval process for certain retail development more difficult. “[it] is unfortunate our state legislators are now trying to make important local planning decisions at the state More »

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE UNION POWER GRAB VETOED

Governor Brown has vetoed AB 455 (Campos; D-San Jose) which would give control of local government pay and policies to public employee unions. Many were concerned that the bill would effectively end future civil services reform efforts and likely make things worse over time. In vetoing the message the Governor states, “This measure seeks to impose More »

REDEVELOPMENT ELIMINATION LAWSTUIT OPPOSED BY ATTORNEY GENERAL

Attorney General Kamala Harris (D), however, does not agree with our position. She told the state Supreme Court this week that it should let the state’s elimination of redevelopment agencies proceed and that the lawsuit filed by the RDA and League of Cities is “meritless.” Click here read more.  More »

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