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EXISTING BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY – AB 758 REGULATIONS

May 13, 2011

Signed into law in 2008, AB 758 (Skinner; D-Berkeley) requires the Energy Commission to develop and implement a comprehensive program to seek greater energy savings in California’s existing residential and commercial building stock. In response, the CEC will be kicking off regulatory proceedings on May 9th to establish this program. The commercial More »

REGULATORY OVERSIGHT ANALYSIS AND REFORM POLICY STATEMENT

April 1, 2011

As charter members of the regulatory reform coalition, known as ROAR (Regulatory Oversight, Analysis and Reform Coalition), we have spent a significant amount of time in Sacramento this past year advocating for Legislative and Executive Branch action on peeling back some of the state’s many complicated, redundant, and ultimately job-killing regulations. More »

ANTI-BUSINESS PROPOSALS RISE AGAIN IN NEW SESSION

March 25, 2011

Along with our friends at the CalChamber, we are opposing legislation that will increase costs for California employers, thereby hurting their ability to compete in the global marketplace and provide jobs has been introduced again this year. Following is just some of the anti-business bills introduced so far: AB 10 (Alejo; D-Watsonville) – Automatic More »

INDUSTRY LEADERS GATHER IN SACRAMENTO

February 18, 2011

Over fifty leaders from the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate sectors gathered in Sacramento this week to chart the legislative and regulatory course for the coming year at the first California Business Properties Association (CBPA) meeting of 2011. Issues ranging from the Governor’s proposal to eliminate Redevelopment Agencies and Enterprise More »

GOV’S WATER CHIEF WANTS DELTA WATER DIVERSION

February 11, 2011

“The Brown administration’s top official on Delta matters said this week he is confident a new aqueduct can be built to divert water from the Delta for water users in Southern California.” Jerry Meral, who was also with the first Brown Administration as the deputy director of the state Department of Water Resources from 1975 to 1983, then More »

RUMOR OF A STATEWIDE “BIG BOX ORDINANCE”

February 4, 2011

We hear rumors floating in the hallways of the Capitol that a San Diego area Democrat is planning on introducing a statewide Big Box Ordinance mirroring one that was recently repealed in the City of San Diego. Such measures to dictate land-use planning from Sacramento are of extreme concern to our industry, so we will be watching the issue closely. More »

CBPA JOINS FIGHT TO SAVE ENTERPRISE ZONES

Additionally, we have also joined the fight to protect Enterprise Zones from elimination. With California’s unemployment rate at 12.5% — second highest in the country – now is the worst possible time to get rid of Enterprise Zones, proven to be one of the state’s most effective efforts to create jobs and reduce poverty. The group, known More »

CBPA JOINS REDEVELOPMENT COALITON

CBPA has joined a coalition of more than 60 local governments, elected officials, business groups and labor groups, environmental leaders, and affordable housing advocates working together to stop the proposal to eliminate Redevelopment Agencies in California. Although we recognize the huge fiscal problem facing the state, we agree with John Shirey More »

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES ENERGY/UTILITY APPOINTMENTS

January 28, 2011

Governor Jerry Brown announced the appointment of four individuals to the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission. Appointed to the California Energy Commission are Robert Weisenmiller, who was also appointed as chair, and Carla Peterman, a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and board member More »

2011 RETAIL LEASING SYMPOSIUM

January 21, 2011

Join ICSC in San Francisco and receive 5.0 CLE credits at a special symposium for lawyers and real estate professionals in the industry focusing on issues related to retail leasing agreement. This program will cover everything from compensation and commission to a report on new laws impacting the California commercial real estate industry. Click here More »

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