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IS BROWN GOOD FOR INFILL?

January 7, 2011

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 »

“JERRY BROWN IS BACK AND SO IS PROP 13”

Although the title is a bit misleading, because Proposition 13 has been regularly under attack in the Capitol in the last few years, this article by our good friend Joel Fox, President of the Small Business Action Committee, highlighting recent comments by the new Governor is very interesting. Click here for the full story.  More »

BROWN’S INAUGURAL ADDRESS TRANSCRIPT

“This is a special moment as executive power passes from one governor to another, determined solely by majority vote. It is a sacred and special ritual that affirms that the people are in charge and that elected officials are given only a limited time in which to perform their appointed tasks. For me this day is also special because I get to follow More »

WELCOME GOVERNOR BROWN

On Monday January 3, 2011, Jerry Brown was sworn in as the 39th Governor of the State of California. CBPA extends a hearty welcome and congratulations to Governor Brown and his wife Anne Gust Brown who will play a prominent role in the administration. In the coming year California will grapple with many problems including our water supply, our economy, More »

ELECTION RESULTS

November 12, 2010

For any of you that missed last week’s email, here are full election results from the Secretary of State.  More »

2010 SUCCESSES

In politics and public policy, it is sometime too easy to focus on the negative. So, we’d like to point out some of the successes of the commercial, industrial, retail real estate industry from this past year: Legislation – Engaged on more than 500 pieces of Legislation in the California State Capitol. 49 bills “High Priority”. 31 Opposed – More »

ELECTION FOLLOW-UP – COOLEY PULLS AHEAD

In the one race that threatens the Democratic Party hegemony in the statewide offices, Republican Attorney General Candidate Steve Cooley looks very likely to win the razor-thin close race over Kamala Harris. On Election Day, Harris had a thin lead, but as more result from vote-by-mail ballots have been counted Cooley has pulled ahead. Should Cooley More »

DUELING CALLS FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS ON THE BUDGET

Governor-elect Brown said weeks ago during the campaign that he would call a special session to deal with the budget crisis; but in a not-unusual move, current Governor Schwarzenegger beat him to it and has called his seventh special session (in eight years) to deal with the budget “crisis.” Yesterday Schwarzenegger declared a fiscal emergency More »

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