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SPLIT ROLL BATTLE IS ON AND SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 2020!

April 20, 2018

Proponents of the Split Roll Property Tax measure that is currently circulating believe they will reach the required number of signatures.  They have also decided to move the measure for the November 2020 ballot measure.  They believe that more time to message and fundraise coupled with an expected higher Democrat-base voter turnout in the Presidential More »

CALIFORNIA BENCHMARKING REGULATION RESOURCES

Several weeks ago, the State of California finalized the AB 1103/AB 802 Energy Benchmarking Regulations. This has been a long process and we have been involved every step of the way. The bottom line is that as of June 1, 2018, all buildings over 50,000 square feet – with some exemptions – need to be benchmarked and data shared with the Energy Commission. However, More »

CALIFORNIA COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SUMMIT JUNE 19-20, 2018

The California Commercial Real Estate Summit (CCRES) will be held at the California Chamber of Commerce Headquarters in Sacramento on June 19-20, 2018.  This event is the one time of year that industry leaders from all sectors of the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate industry converge on California’s Capitol to meet with policymakers. More »

TAX ON RECORDING FEES IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES

March 12, 2018

The newly minted $75 tax tacked onto recording fees is causing confusion and implementation issues – just as we and many other groups concerned with the bill noted during the legislative process.  Unfortunately, those concerns went unheeded and unaddressed, now many Californians are caught in the middle.  Our friends at Howard Jarvis have detailed More »

32ND SENATE DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION – AUG 7

Governor Brown issued a proclamation declaring a special election for the 32nd Senate District recently vacated by Tony Mendoza who resigned after an investigation into sexual harassment claims.  In a bizarre twist to the story, former-Senator Mendoza has announced he will be running for the seat.  Should be interesting.  Click here to see what a More »

BENCHMARKING REGULATIONS FINALIZED

The State of California has finalized the AB 1103/AB 802 Energy Benchmarking Regulations.  This has been a long process and we have been involved every step of the way.  The bottom line is that as of June 1, 2018, all buildings over 50,000 square feet – with some exemptions – need to be benchmarked and data shared with the Energy Commission. However, More »

CEQA GUIDELINE WORKSHOPS NEXT WEEK

The California Natural Resources Agency will conduct hearings on the proposed regulatory update to the California Environmental Quality Act – better known as CEQA — guidelines on March 14 in Los Angeles and March 15 in Sacramento.  In its simplest definition, CEQA is a statute that requires state and local agencies to identify the significant More »

CALIFORNIA DISABLED PARKING PLACARD PROGRAM FORUM

The California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA) is hosting Listening Forums in locations throughout the State to address various issues facing citizens and businesses of California regarding disability issues.  Next week in Sacramento on March 13, the CCDA, along with local legislators, will host a forum to discuss parking accessibility issues, More »

FINE FOR NOT RECYCLING A THERMOSTAT!

Who knew that those old thermostats could cost you $25,000? That’s the fine for failing to recycle mercury thermostats. Why such a hefty penalty?  Because when mercury thermostats are discarded with everyday trash, the mercury bulb will break, and the mercury will escape and become a dangerous hazard. According to California law, it’s illegal to More »

WATER FIXTURE REPLACEMENT MANDATE – MUST COMPLETE BY 2019

A bill passed into law nine years ago, SB 407 (Padilla; Chapter 587, 2009), requires “non-compliant” plumbing fixtures to be replaced with water-conserving plumbing fixtures when a property is undergoing additions, alterations or improvements. Applicants seeking to obtain permits for any of these types of work will be required to replace non-compliant More »

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