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2017 CASp EXAM REGISTRATION

April 14, 2017

Registration is now open for the June 2017 Certified Access Specialist (CASp) examination to be held in Sacramento and Riverside on June 28. Individuals with CASp certification are in high demand by clients seeking to ensure their facilities comply with applicable construction-related accessibility standards, including the California Building Code More »

SPRING RECESS IS HERE

April 7, 2017

Next week is Spring Recess in the California State Legislature. All activity will cease for the week as Legislators stay in their districts. This reprieve in the calendar is used by staff and other denizens of the Capitol to take a deep breath and enjoy the “calm before the storm” that is coming in the form of first policy committee deadline. More »

TRANSPORTATION DEAL REACHED SENT TO GOVERNOR

Late last night after weeks of active negotiations, the Legislature sent Governor Brown the Transportation package he has been asking for. The package was a controversial hot potato for some legislators because raising taxes on cars and gasoline is about one of the most unpopular things a politician can do (just ask former Governor Gray Davis, recalled, More »

THE DROUGHT IS DEAD! LONG LIVE THE DROUGHT REGS!

The Governor has announced that the Great California Drought is officially over after a very wet winter with plentiful snowfall and rain filling up our reservoirs to the breaking point (literally). However, the strict water efficiency rules and regulations induced by the water shortage will remain in place. “This drought emergency is over, but the More »

ADA CODE REGULATORY UPDATE PACKAGE RELEASED

Division of the State Architect has released its Access Compliance package which starts the 45-Day language comment period for the disabled access update (7/1/18). Your Sacramento staff is reviewing the package to see if there are any objectionable provisions remaining (we have been working on this for the past year). We would like to make sure that More »

COSTAR STORY ON CA DUAL AGENCY BAN

Here is a recent story by Costar on two dual agency bills introduced in California. See below for more details about the two bills. Costar Story: CA to Consider New Legislation On Dual Agency  More »

DUAL “DUAL AGENCY” BILLS DUEL IN SACRAMENTO

As we discussed last Friday, two bills have been gut-and-amended to deal with Dual Agency in the State California and are currently in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. One of the bills deals directly with residential disclosure issues related to the California Supreme Court case known as Horiike. The other bill is using the cover of that court case More »

CEQA REFORM OR AFFORDABLE HOUSING?

Our good friend Loren Kaye, President of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education, posits the following statement: “You can have infill housing or an unreformed CEQA, but not both.” He makes a good point that we agree with. Click here to read his article on the topic.  More »

SINGLE-USER BATHROOM GUIDANCE RELEASED

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) has released further guidance on the issue of how to identify and sign All-Gender Single-User Toilet Facilities. Click here to read BU 17-01-01 Identification of Single-User Toilet Facilities as All-Gender: Frequently Asked Questions which contains additional information to assist facility operators and design More »

2017 CASp EXAM REGISTRATION

Registration is now open for the June 2017 Certified Access Specialist (CASp) examination to be held in Sacramento and Riverside on June 28th. Individuals with CASp certification are in high demand by clients seeking to ensure their facilities comply with applicable construction-related accessibility standards, including the California Building Code More »

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