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SPLIT ROLL PROPERTY TAX CAMPAIGN BEGINS

June 2, 2017

Another new “grassroots” group has popped up to lead the split roll property tax public effort. Grassroots is in quotes, because even though they are branding themselves as “We Are California” it is still the same old advocates that have been agitating for years to raise your property taxes – a who’s who of public employee unions and far More »

FIRST HOUSE DEADLINE

Today is one of the biggest hurdles for bills making their way through the California State Legislature, House of Origin Deadline. All bills must be out of the chamber in which they were introduced. So, both houses have had very long floor sessions to wade through thousands of measures legislators have introduced this year. Below is a summary of some More »

LAST MINUTE AMENDS – PROP 54

In addition to just sheer volume of bills being considered, the craziness is compounded because there are negotiations and amendments flying on many bills, so its not just a simple “up or down” vote. A key provision of the recently passed Proposition 54 was meant to specifically address this issue and make it easier to track changes, the so called More »

HIGH PRIORITY BILLS SUPPORTED BY INDUSTRY THAT PASSED THE FIRST HOUSE

The good news is that we are working with legislators on a number of bills that will address industry issues for the better, and several of the highest priority measures passed this first major test. AB 448 (Daly D) Requires notification of property owners when parcel tax increases are proposed. AB 565 (Bloom D) Building standards: alternative building More »

HIGH PRIORITY BILLS OPPOSED BY INDUSTRY STOPPED IN THE FIRST HOUSE

Many bills our industry opposed and were deemed as high priorities, a majority of legislators agreed with us and they have been stopped for the year. Note, because legislative sessions span for two years, these bills are technically known as “two year bills” as there is a chance they could move next year. However, in the day-to-day parlance of More »

HIGH PRIORITY BILLS OPPOSED BY INDUSTRY THAT PASSED THE FIRST HOUSE

The bad news is that many bills our industry opposed and were deemed as high priorities have passed the first house and are continuing to move. AB 73 (Chiu D) Planning and zoning: sustainability districts. AB 354 (Calderon D) Institutional Property Investors. AB 450 (Chiu D) Immigration worksite enforcement actions. AB 890 (Medina D) Bans local land More »

ASSEMBLY REJECTS PLAN TO EXTEND CAP-AND-TRADE

In a stunning vote, especially since it was on the same day that President Trump announced that the U.S. would not participate in the Paris Climate Agreement a divided Democrat Caucus failed to move forward a key Climate Change bill related to re-authorizing California’s own rules: Above and beyond just extending the state’s current cap-and-trade More »

TITLE 24 RE-WRITE BEGINS – INDUSTRY HELP NEEDED

Some of you may remember that one of the biggest blow ups our industry has seen recently was the over-reach of the last set of lighting regulations. Some buildings were seeing their tenant improvement costs more than triple because of the onerous rules that were put into place. Although we were able to get the regulations corrected, the fact that More »

ENERGY REGS: NONRESIDENTIAL LIGHTING STANDARDS

Nonresidential Lighting Measures for the 2019 Standards California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop to gather stakeholder input on the development of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Standards). The workshop will be held on: Thursday, June 22, 2017 9:00 a.m. at the California Energy Commission. This is the fifth 2017 pre-rule More »

INDOOR AIR QUALITY (HVAC) ENERGY EFFICIENCY WORKSHOP

California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop to gather stakeholder input on residential and nonresidential indoor air quality and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) measures for the 2019 Standards California Energy Commission. If your building has air conditioning or heating, these regs have the potential of impacting your More »

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