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FEDERAL REVIEW OF REGULATIONS ORDERED BY PRESIDENT

January 21, 2011

Last week, President Barack Obama issued an executive order aimed at improving the federal regulations and directing agencies to conduct regulatory review. We applaud the President for moving forward with this review and hope that it will help improve the nation’s business climate. BOMA California has been advocating similar actions at the state More »

CALGREEN NOW MANDATORY – TRAINING AVAILABLE

January 14, 2011

CALGreen, the nation’s first statewide green building code, is now mandatory for all new construction. Training on this new code is now more important than ever. Green Technology’s CALGreen training, developed in partnership with the California Building Standards Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development, has proven More »

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON RDA ELIMINATION

The California State Assembly Budget Subcommittee on State Administration will hold a hearing at 2:00 p.m. on February 7, for an overview and discussion of the Administration proposal to eliminate Enterprise Zones and Redevelopment Agencies. You can watch the hearing on the Assembly’s website.  More »

BROWN’S FIRST APPOINTMENTS

January 7, 2011

The Governor has started filling out top positions in his administration. Here are some of the top level appointees that have been named so far: Anne Gust Brown, 52, of Oakland, has been appointed Special Counsel in the Office of the Governor. This position does not require Senate confirmation and Gust Brown will serve with no compensation. Gust More »

IS BROWN GOOD FOR INFILL?

Considering the above discussion of eliminating RDA’s, here is an interesting article speculating about the impact the new Governor will have on infill development.  More »

BROWN’S INAUGURAL ADDRESS TRANSCRIPT

“This is a special moment as executive power passes from one governor to another, determined solely by majority vote. It is a sacred and special ritual that affirms that the people are in charge and that elected officials are given only a limited time in which to perform their appointed tasks. For me this day is also special because I get to follow More »

WELCOME GOVERNOR BROWN

On Monday January 3, 2011, Jerry Brown was sworn in as the 39th Governor of the State of California. CBPA extends a hearty welcome and congratulations to Governor Brown and his wife Anne Gust Brown who will play a prominent role in the administration. In the coming year California will grapple with many problems including our water supply, our economy, More »

DUELING CALLS FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS ON THE BUDGET

November 12, 2010

Governor-elect Brown said weeks ago during the campaign that he would call a special session to deal with the budget crisis; but in a not-unusual move, current Governor Schwarzenegger beat him to it and has called his seventh special session (in eight years) to deal with the budget “crisis.” Yesterday Schwarzenegger declared a fiscal emergency More »

NEW ECONOMIC ENGINE IS FOUND IN ITS ‘VERTICAL FACTORIES’

October 15, 2010

The executive vice president of BOMA SF makes the economic case for commercial real estate in one of the state’s most urbanized and regulated real estate markets: “We have been on the leading edge of a national shift away from heavy manufacturing to a service-based and information-oriented economy. Playing a crucial part in San Francisco’s vitality, More »

SDG&E SEEKS 7 PERCENT RATE HIKE

August 13, 2010

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. has asked regulators for its largest increase in revenue in at least 30 years as part of an initial filing to raise rates for electricity and gas. In a draft application submitted in early August, the utility said it needs $310 million additional dollars, a 7 percent increase from 2010 revenue, to cover costs through More »

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