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PROP 13 WEATHERS ATTACKS BY TWO GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES

October 30, 2017

Next year you will help choose the next Governor of the State of California. Although the election is more than a year away, four Democrats are already vying for the position. The candidates include current Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and current State Treasurer John Chiang, as well as former Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin, and former More »

GAS TAX RISES BY 12 CENTS PER GALLON NEXT WEEK

Next Wednesday the statewide excise tax on gasoline will jump by 12 cents per gallon to a total of 41.7 cents per gallon. Diesel will increase by 20 cents per gallon to 36 cents and the sales tax will increase to 13 percent, up from 9 percent. Add to that, local taxes. The increase will coincide with retailers switching from Summer blend gasoline More »

IT’S A WRAP, LEGISLATION SESSION OVER FOR THE YEAR

October 20, 2017

Sunday was the final night for the Governor to sign or veto bills on his desk. In 2017 the Legislature sent 977 bills to his desk. He signed 88% of the bills (859) and vetoed 12% (118). Last year, Governor Brown vetoed 159 out of 1059 bills, for a 15% veto rate. To put this year’s actions in context (lowest year to highest year of vetoes): Between More »

BILLS SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR WE OPPOSED

This is the most important category of bills to look at. Our industry opposed these measures, yet they were signed into law. These are the bills that are most likely to have a negative impact on your operations: AB 168 (Eggman D) Employers: salary information. (OPPOSE) AB 1180 (Holden D) Los Angeles County Flood Control District: taxes. (OPPOSE) AB More »

BILLS SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR WE SUPPORTED

Here are some bills signed by the Governor. Our industry was in support of all these measures: AB 72 (Santiago D) Housing. (SUPPORT) AB 73 (Chiu D) Planning and zoning: housing sustainability districts. (SUPPORT) AB 246 (Santiago D) Environmental quality: Jobs and Economic Improvement ACT (SUPPORT) AB 879 (Grayson D) Planning and zoning: housing element. More »

BILLS VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR

Finally, here are some bills vetoed by the Governor that we were happy he did not sign into law, as we opposed most of them: AB 248 (Reyes D) Hazardous waste: facilities: permits. (OPPOSE) AB 890 (Medina D) Land use: planning and zoning: initiatives. (OPPOSE) AB 978 (Limón D) Employment safety: injury and illness prevention program. (OPPOSE) AB 1179 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 »

L.A. COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL TAX

September 29, 2017

On behalf of our industry, we have requested that Governor Brown veto AB 1180 (Holden; D-Los Angeles), legislation that seeks to allow Los Angeles County Flood Control District to levy special taxes to manage stormwater, because it lacks basic taxpayer safeguards. While our industry understands the intent of this action and share the common goals of More »

PACE BILLS SUPPORTED

On behalf of our industry, we have requested that Governor Brown sign two bills enhancing to the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. We believe that AB 1284 (Dababneh; D-Encino) will strengthen the consumer protections associated with PACE financing. This measure builds upon the nation-leading PACE disclosures put in place last year. In More »

WATER BILL SAVING ACT

On behalf of our industry, we have requested that Governor Brown sign AB 564 (McGuire; D-Healdsburg) which creates the “Water Bill Savings Act.” The Act allows local agencies to issue bonds to fund the purchase and distribution of drought tolerant landscapes, upgrades to hot water systems, gray water systems, high efficiency toilets, and high efficiency More »

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