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BILLS TO IMPROVE CURRENT SALES TAX COLLECTION WILL HELP BUDGET

January 21, 2011

Rex Hime, President and CEO of California Business Properties Association, has written an op/ed to discuss several bills that have been introduced in the Legislature that have the potential to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in uncollected sales taxes. “California has an opportunity this year to make a real positive impact on small businesses More »

CALGREEN NOW MANDATORY – TRAINING AVAILABLE

January 14, 2011

CALGreen, the nation’s first statewide green building code, is now mandatory for all new construction. Training on this new code is now more important than ever. Green Technology’s CALGreen training, developed in partnership with the California Building Standards Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development, has proven More »

LAO SAYS BUDGET A “GOOD STARTING POINT” BUT RISKY

The State Legislative Analyst Office has released an overview of the Governor’s Budget and generally had praise for the plan. Mac Taylor stated that “We think the Governor’s package is a good starting point for legislative deliberations,” but noted that the budget does rely on some risky assumptions, such as the legislature approving More »

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON RDA ELIMINATION

The California State Assembly Budget Subcommittee on State Administration will hold a hearing at 2:00 p.m. on February 7, for an overview and discussion of the Administration proposal to eliminate Enterprise Zones and Redevelopment Agencies. You can watch the hearing on the Assembly’s website.  More »

GOVERNOR PROPOSES ELIMINATION OF REDEVELOPMENT

Governor Brown’s budget also proposes to fundamentally change the role that state and local governments play in local development activities. State tax benefits for enterprise zones are eliminated and the current funding mechanism for redevelopment agencies (RDAs) is phased-out. Eliminating RDAs, to save $1.7 billion, is particularly troubling to More »

GOVERNOR’S BUDGET PROPOSES BIG CUTS AND TAXES

Calling it a “Tough budget for tough times,” Governor Jerry Brown released the first spending plan of his third term less than one week after being sworn into office. The Governor’s Budget proposes total spending of $127.4 billion for the 2011-12 fiscal year, $84.6 billion of which is from the State’s General Fund. The spending plan seeks to More »

BROWN’S FIRST APPOINTMENTS

January 7, 2011

The Governor has started filling out top positions in his administration. Here are some of the top level appointees that have been named so far: Anne Gust Brown, 52, of Oakland, has been appointed Special Counsel in the Office of the Governor. This position does not require Senate confirmation and Gust Brown will serve with no compensation. Gust More »

IS BROWN GOOD FOR INFILL?

Considering the above discussion of eliminating RDA’s, here is an interesting article speculating about the impact the new Governor will have on infill development.  More »

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCIES ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK?

Among the many cuts and eliminations that are being rumored as part of the Governor’s Budget, which will be released early next week, is the elimination of local redevelopment agencies. According to the Sacramento Bee, Brown would “wipe out” hundreds of local redevelopment agencies, which use property taxes to spur projects in blighted areas. More »

PREVAILING WAGE LAW EXPANDED TO COVER PRIVATE CONSTRUCTION

Our friends at Cox, Castle, and Nicholson, have released a publication outlining the recent Court of Appeals decision that held for the first time that the Prevailing Wage Law applies to certain privately financed developments. This is an important ruling and one in which we are very involved. Click here to read the full article.  More »

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