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MANDATOR BENCHMARKING REGULATIONS

September 29, 2017

Regulations to guide California’s implementation of the state’s mandatory benchmarking law are in the final stages of being finalized. Basically, if you will have to benchmark any building over 50,000 s.f. and report that information to the CEC. The regulations are a bit more complicated, as they get into lots of detail about many compliance scenarios. More »

GOOD NEWS FOR NEWHALL RANCH

Great new for sustainable development in California. A settlement has been reached in the decades long battle to build Newhall Ranch, a development in the Santa Clarita Valley city of Valencia. Reportedly, the deal will allow the $13 billion, 21,500-home Newhall Ranch project, move forward without lawsuit entanglements from environmental groups. FivePoint More »

STRATEGIC ISSUES CONFERENCE- DECEMBER 7-8, NAPA, CALIFORNIA

TEN major groups have come together to host an event you don’t want to miss! California Business Properties Association (CBPA), the American Council for Engineering Companies (ACEC), the Building Owners and Managers of California (BOMA CAL), the California Alliance for Jobs (CAJ), the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), the California More »

LOTS OF BILLS STOPPED IN THE LEGISLATURE

September 22, 2017

Last Saturday the California State Legislature Adjourned for the year. With a two-thirds vote Democrat party supermajority in both houses, many bills of concern and many we like, actually, were sent to the Governor, some with last minute changes, and we are working with our members to assess the good, the bad, and the hopefully vetoed. However, not More »

WATERS OF THE STATE

The commercial real estate industry, along with a broad coalition of other groups, have submitted a comment letter on the State Wetland Definition and Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Materials to Waters of the State, formerly known as the Wetland and Riparian Area Protection Policy, as there are significant concerns with how the procedures More »

STRATEGIC ISSUES CONFERENCE- DECEMBER 7-8, NAPA, CALIFORNIA

TEN major groups have come together to host an event you don’t want to miss! California Business Properties Association (CBPA), the American Council for Engineering Companies (ACEC), the Building Owners and Managers of California (BOMA CAL), the California Alliance for Jobs (CAJ), the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), the California More »

TWO WEEKS TO GO!

September 5, 2017

The Legislature met today in an unusual Friday floor session due to the Monday holiday. Additionally, both Appropriations Committees met today to take care of the “Suspense Files.” So, busy day for the Legislature. When they return on Tuesday there will be less than two weeks of the 2017 session left. This means lots of activity and potential More »

AFFORDABLE HOUSING BILLS – NO ACTION TODAY

All week there has been a build-up to the potential that the Legislature was going to take up the so-called “Affordable Housing” package on Friday. That package has been rumored to be as many as 17 bills, but no one has really known for sure what was “in” and what wasn’t. Regardless, three bills have been the focus of the package: SB 2 (Atkins) More »

REAL ESTATE DOCUMENT TAX REMAINS CONTROVERSIAL

Of the three bills mentioned above, SB 2 remains extremely controversial and is the subject of the most speculation about whether or not it can garner the needed two-thirds vote to pass; at one point this week the L.A. times even ran a story with the screaming headline, “Democrats lack votes to pass key California Housing Bill.” SB 2 is a regressive More »

SUBCONTRACTOR LIABILITY BILL STRONGLY OPPOSED

One bill that continues to move forward that we continue to strongly oppose is AB 1701 (Thurmond; D-Richmond). This bill creates a new private right of action against general contractors for liabilities they did not cause and without providing any notice or ability to prevent the harm. We believe that every worker should be paid promptly. However, under More »

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