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ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM AIMS TO CREATE CLEAN ENERGY JOBS

March 4, 2011

The California Energy Commission joined regional efforts to increase energy efficiency and encourage clean jobs with the statewide launch of Energy Upgrade California, the new energy efficiency program. Part of this comprehensive program is the integrated Web Portal, which provides easy to use tools and resources to property owners to help them improve More »

REGULATORY REFORM THE FOCUS OF CAPITOL HEARINGS

Regulatory reform was the focus of two Capitol hearings over the past two weeks. Following a second hearing by the Little Hoover Commission, the Republican’s E3 Roundtable met to discuss ways to improve California’s regulatory review process. Several business groups provided a variety of suggestions on how the existing regulatory development process More »

STANDARDS COMMISSION TO CONDUCT ADVISORY COMMITTEE HEARINGS

The Building Standards Commission has set the dates for the next set of Code Advisory Committee Hearings. As required by industry sponsored legislation, all state amendments to the national codes must first go through one of BSC’s Advisory Committees prior to any action by the full commission. Code changes related to disabled accessibility issues More »

GOVERNOR BROWN TAKES ON BUDGET COMMITTEE

February 25, 2011

In a scene that hasn’t happened in the Capitol for as long as anyone can remember, a sitting Governor walked into a hearing room to pitch his own budget plan. The Governor challenged lawmakers to leave their “comfort zones” and come together quickly on a spending plan. He directed much of his remarks to Republican legislators, seemingly trying More »

2,430 BILLS INTRODUCED IN STATE LEGISLATURE

Last week marked “Bill Introduction Deadline” in the California State Legislature. Your 120 legislators introduced no less than 2,430 separate legislative measures, including constitutional amendments and resolutions. The forty State Senators were responsible for introducing 969 of these measures. The seventy-nine State Assemblymembers were responsible More »

***ACTION ITEM*** ASK YOUR LEGISLATOR TO VOTE NO TO ENDING REDEVELOPMENT!

The commercial real estate industry is standing firm with our colleagues in local government in battling the proposal to eliminate redevelopment agencies and redirect the funding. As part of a coalition of more than 70 local governments, elected officials, business and labor groups, environmental leaders, and affordable housing advocates, we are asking More »

REDEVELOPMENT IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR!

February 18, 2011

Because we have heard from so many of our members about the importance of Redevelopment, we thought we’d let you know about the CRA Annual Conference and Expo, being held in San Jose, CA, on March 30 – April 1. This year’s conference theme is “Redevelopment: Worth Fighting For!” The conference begins with a keynote entitled “Re-position More »

BILL INTRODUCTION DEADLINE FINALLY HERE – LEGISLATIVE HIGHLIGHTS

Today marks one of the major Constitutional dates on the Legislative Calendar – Bill Introduction Deadline. In the last few days, hundreds of measures have been introduced. Since we read every bill to identify those that will have an impact on our industry, it will take a few days to catch up. However, below are a few measures that have already More »

INDUSTRY LEADERS GATHER IN SACRAMENTO

Over fifty leaders from the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate sectors gathered in Sacramento this week to chart the legislative and regulatory course for the coming year at the first California Business Properties Association (CBPA) meeting of 2011. Issues ranging from the Governor’s proposal to eliminate Redevelopment Agencies and Enterprise More »

RESPONSE TO REPORT CRITIQUING REDEVELOPMENT

February 11, 2011

On February 9, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released a report critical of findings of an independent study commissioned by the California Redevelopment Association, which found that eliminating redevelopment could jeopardize more than 304,000 jobs annually. Unfortunately, the LAO’s critique is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of More »

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