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PRESIDENT’S BETTER BUILDINGS INITIATIVE

February 4, 2011

In his State of the Union, President Obama laid out his vision for investing in innovative clean energy technologies and doubling the share of electricity from clean energy sources by 2035. Alongside that effort, the President is proposing new efforts to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings across the country. The President’s Better Buildings More »

RUMOR OF A STATEWIDE “BIG BOX ORDINANCE”

We hear rumors floating in the hallways of the Capitol that a San Diego area Democrat is planning on introducing a statewide Big Box Ordinance mirroring one that was recently repealed in the City of San Diego. Such measures to dictate land-use planning from Sacramento are of extreme concern to our industry, so we will be watching the issue closely. More »

JUDGE RULES STATE DID NOT FOLLOW CEQA ON AB 32 SCOPING PLAN

A California judge has tentatively ruled that the California Air Resources Board did not adequately consider alternatives to creating a cap-and-trade plan when adopting the AB 32 Global Warming Solutions act of 2006, “Scoping Plan.” If the ruling is finalized, it could potentially delay implementation of the cap-and-trade carbon market, as well More »

CBPA JOINS FIGHT TO SAVE ENTERPRISE ZONES

Additionally, we have also joined the fight to protect Enterprise Zones from elimination. With California’s unemployment rate at 12.5% — second highest in the country – now is the worst possible time to get rid of Enterprise Zones, proven to be one of the state’s most effective efforts to create jobs and reduce poverty. The group, known More »

RDA HEARING DRAWS HUNDREDS TO THE CAPITOL

Yesterday, more than 100 people crowded a State Capitol hearing room to tell members of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee #4 that local redevelopment should not be eliminated, and in fact, “is the best way to create jobs.” The Redevelopment Association has provided the following synopsis of the hearing: “The hearing agenda covered More »

CBPA JOINS REDEVELOPMENT COALITON

CBPA has joined a coalition of more than 60 local governments, elected officials, business groups and labor groups, environmental leaders, and affordable housing advocates working together to stop the proposal to eliminate Redevelopment Agencies in California. Although we recognize the huge fiscal problem facing the state, we agree with John Shirey More »

REGULATORY OVERSIGHT ANALYSIS AND REFORM

January 28, 2011

As charter members of the regulatory reform coalition, known as ROAR (Regulatory Oversight, Analysis and Reform Coalition), we will be spending a significant amount of time in Sacramento this year pushing for Legislative and Executive Brach action on peeling back some of the state’s many complicated, redundant, and ultimately job-killing regulations. More »

CAL/OSHA INJURY/ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Our friends at the California Chamber have put out an employer alert to make sure companies, large and small, know how to comply with the Cal/OSHA Injury/Illness Prevention Program. ALL employers, even those with just one employee, are required to have such a plan. Click here for more information on how to comply.  More »

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES ENERGY/UTILITY APPOINTMENTS

Governor Jerry Brown announced the appointment of four individuals to the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission. Appointed to the California Energy Commission are Robert Weisenmiller, who was also appointed as chair, and Carla Peterman, a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and board member More »

2011 RETAIL LEASING SYMPOSIUM

January 21, 2011

Join ICSC in San Francisco and receive 5.0 CLE credits at a special symposium for lawyers and real estate professionals in the industry focusing on issues related to retail leasing agreement. This program will cover everything from compensation and commission to a report on new laws impacting the California commercial real estate industry. Click here More »

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