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WATERS OF THE STATE

September 22, 2017

The commercial real estate industry, along with a broad coalition of other groups, have submitted a comment letter on the State Wetland Definition and Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Materials to Waters of the State, formerly known as the Wetland and Riparian Area Protection Policy, as there are significant concerns with how the procedures More »

STRATEGIC ISSUES CONFERENCE- DECEMBER 7-8, NAPA, CALIFORNIA

TEN major groups have come together to host an event you don’t want to miss! California Business Properties Association (CBPA), the American Council for Engineering Companies (ACEC), the Building Owners and Managers of California (BOMA CAL), the California Alliance for Jobs (CAJ), the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), the California More »

TWO WEEKS TO GO!

September 5, 2017

The Legislature met today in an unusual Friday floor session due to the Monday holiday. Additionally, both Appropriations Committees met today to take care of the “Suspense Files.” So, busy day for the Legislature. When they return on Tuesday there will be less than two weeks of the 2017 session left. This means lots of activity and potential More »

AFFORDABLE HOUSING BILLS – NO ACTION TODAY

All week there has been a build-up to the potential that the Legislature was going to take up the so-called “Affordable Housing” package on Friday. That package has been rumored to be as many as 17 bills, but no one has really known for sure what was “in” and what wasn’t. Regardless, three bills have been the focus of the package: SB 2 (Atkins) More »

REAL ESTATE DOCUMENT TAX REMAINS CONTROVERSIAL

Of the three bills mentioned above, SB 2 remains extremely controversial and is the subject of the most speculation about whether or not it can garner the needed two-thirds vote to pass; at one point this week the L.A. times even ran a story with the screaming headline, “Democrats lack votes to pass key California Housing Bill.” SB 2 is a regressive More »

SUBCONTRACTOR LIABILITY BILL STRONGLY OPPOSED

One bill that continues to move forward that we continue to strongly oppose is AB 1701 (Thurmond; D-Richmond). This bill creates a new private right of action against general contractors for liabilities they did not cause and without providing any notice or ability to prevent the harm. We believe that every worker should be paid promptly. However, under More »

LOCAL INITIATIVE TAX MEASURE DECISION FIX SOUGHT

This week the California Supreme court ruled that local ballot initiatives imposing new taxes for specific purposes only need a simple majority of voters to pass. This decision has rocked many in the state as it shakes the foundation of Proposition 13 and created a gigantic loophole for pro-tax officials to game the system by running a “grassroots” More »

PREVAILING WAGE MANDATES INCREASE CONSTRUCTION COST BY 37%

The Coalition for Affordable, Reliable and Equitable Housing issued the following statement after a new study revealed that prevailing wage mandates in private residential housing would result in $84,000 in higher housing costs: “In a time of unprecedented crisis – as communities of color and all Californians are struggling to regain their footing More »

STRATEGIC ISSUES CONFERENCE- DECEMBER 7-8 , NAPA, CALIFORNIA

TEN major groups have come together to host an event you don’t want to miss! California Business Properties Association (CBPA), the American Council for Engineering Companies (ACEC), the Building Owners and Managers of California (BOMA CAL), the California Alliance for Jobs (CAJ), the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), the California More »

“THEY’RE BAAAAACK!”

August 25, 2017

The California State Legislature is back from their Summer Recess, tan, rested, and ready, to finish out the final four weeks of the 2017 legislative year. In addition to dealing with hundreds and hundreds of bills, Leadership has announced they are going to focus on a package of bills relating to affordable housing and are looking for ways to spend More »

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