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MAJOR LEGISLATIVE DEADLINE APPROACHES

April 20, 2018

Next Friday is a major legislative deadline that requires all policy committees to pass any bill with a fiscal cost to the State, on to Appropriations Committee, or they are “dead” for the year.  This basically means that in the next week, hundreds of bills we care about will have a hearing in the Capitol and is one of the busiest times of year.  More »

PRIORITY BILLS IN THE LEGISLATURE

We are currently following more than 500 pieces of legislation that has a potential impact on your business.  Below is long list of bills that we are working on and our position on the measures.  To read the statutory language and see analysis, you can click on the bill number.  Any feedback and/or analysis that you may have is welcome!   AB More »

SPLIT ROLL BATTLE IS ON AND SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 2020!

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 »

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