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ENSURE ADA COMPLIANCE

February 3, 2012

Do you know that you can help protect your business from “Drive By ADA Lawsuits” by working with a California Certified Access Specialist? Have you considered training any of your employees to become CASp Certified? Our industry supported AB 1608 so you can do just that. One way of becoming certified is through a comprehensive academy specifically More »

REDISTRICTING MAPS RELEASED

July 22, 2011

The California Citizens’ Redistricting Commission presented and approved its draft of redistricting maps. Click here to see the new maps.  More »

LA BUSINESS JOURNAL STORY ON ANTI-BUSINESS BILL AB 350

July 15, 2011

The L.A. Business Journal has done some reporting on AB 350. Click here to read their story, “Landlords see 90-day Law as a Union Boon.” From the story: “If this bill passes, the government will decide for us who we have to hire to take care of our buildings and how long we must keep them,” said Michele Dennis, president of the Building Owners More »

INDUSTRY GROUP ENDORSES BUILDING PERFORMANCE TRACKING HANDBOOK

June 17, 2011

Our industry has endorsed the Building Performance Tracking Handbook, recently published by the California Commissioning Collaborative. The handbook outlines the steps needed to continually manage building performance, demystifies the complex array of building performance tracking tools available, and provides guidance on selecting the most appropriate More »

***ACTION ALERT*** OPPOSE MEASURE TO MANDATE HIRING

May 27, 2011

Please help us oppose a bill, identified by the CalChamber as a 2011 JOB KILLER, carried on behalf of SEIU that poses a major threat to your business. AB 350 (Jose Solorio; D-Santa Ana), which creates a protected class of building services employees – employed with private sector companies. Should this bill become law, tenants and property managers More »

NLRB GETS AGGRESSIVE

April 29, 2011

The New York Times has been providing very good coverage of some very worrisome actions recently taken by the National Labor Relations Board. The NLRB plans on suing two states for “card check” rules, and a major employer who moved operations from one state to another. If you have not heard about these issues yet, here are a few “must read” More »

PROPOSED CODE CHANGES RELEASED FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT

April 22, 2011

The Building Standards Commission (BSC), Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM) have released “45-Day Language” code-change proposals. Key proposals include: BSC’s update of the Green Building Standards for commercial buildings (including proposed requirements for alterations and More »

BUSINESS GROUPS SAY FEWER REGULATIONS WOULD SPUR GROWTH

April 8, 2011

In a follow-up to our articles last week regarding this year’s push to reform the state’s regulatory climate, the LA Times has this story. Specific improvements we are advocating include an enhanced role for the legislature in review and oversight of regulations, independent analysis of the economic impact of regulations and legislation, and an More »

BILL INTRODUCTION DEADLINE FINALLY HERE – LEGISLATIVE HIGHLIGHTS

February 18, 2011

Today marks one of the major Constitutional dates on the Legislative Calendar – Bill Introduction Deadline. In the last few days, hundreds of measures have been introduced. Since we read every bill to identify those that will have an impact on our industry, it will take a few days to catch up. However, below are a few measures that have already More »

RESPONSE TO REPORT CRITIQUING REDEVELOPMENT

February 11, 2011

On February 9, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released a report critical of findings of an independent study commissioned by the California Redevelopment Association, which found that eliminating redevelopment could jeopardize more than 304,000 jobs annually. Unfortunately, the LAO’s critique is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of More »

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