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DYNAMEX/GIG ECONOMY BILL UP NEXT WEEK

September 6, 2019

Since 1989, California courts and regulators applied a set of rules called the Borello test for deciding whether a worker was an independent contractor. This approach weighed nine different factors to account for the variety of California industries and professions that would be regulated. Despite this test being used for over three decades, the California More »

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2019

Below is a summary of bills that we are focused on that impact the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate sectors, during the final two weeks of the 2019 Session. Bills on the Senate Floor: AB 5 (Gonzalez D) Worker status: employees and independent contractors. Summary: Addresses the Dynamex Court case on independent contractors.  Amendments More »

SPLIT ROLL; POLITICS OVER POLICY

April 18, 2019

CBPA’s own Rex Hime penned the following article that was run in several statewide publications this week.  This article refutes some the basic arguments posed by those pursuing the split roll property tax initiative that is on the November 2020 ballot.  Please feel free to reprint this commentary in your own publications: Politics won over good More »

SPRING RECESS IN THE LEGISLATURE

All the Senators and Assemblymembers have gone home for the week to spend Spring Recess in their district.  The Halls of the Capitol are very quiet this week but will spring back to life next week.  More »

AB 142 – LACTATION ROOMS; CONCERNS IN PLAIN ENGLISH:

April 12, 2019

Once again, we are dealing with a bill in the legislature that mandates expanded access to Lactation Rooms in commercial buildings.  The bill, AB 142 by Senator Weiner from San Francisco, is very similar to a bill he carried last year that was vetoed by Governor Brown. As an industry our main concerns with the bill is that it brings building owners More »

LANDLORD/TENANT AND RENT CONTROL BILLS

As you know from past eWeeklys there are over 200 bills trying to address the “housing” crisis.  We think the best way to address the shortage of housing in California is to build more housing by reforming laws that make homebuilding so difficult and expensive. However, many legislators have some other unique and interesting ideas, many of which More »

BILL TARGETING WAREHOUSE CONSTRUCTION OPPOSED

This week we testified against AB 485 by Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) which is a re-introduction of a bill from last year that our industry opposed and was vetoed by Governor Brown.  The bill comes up with a complicated set of reporting requirements that certain industrial projects must provide before a city can offer economic incentives More »

INDUSTRY SUPPORTS DISTRIBUTED ENERGY BILL

SB 288 (Wiener; D-San Francisco) a measure designed to reduce barriers to the deployment of distributed energy resources by addressing needed changes in utility tariffs and reducing interconnection challenges.  This bill is dubbed the Solar Bill of Rights.  It passed the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Commerce Committee this week on a unanimous vote. SB More »

PLEASE TAKE THE ARB CHARGING STATION SURVEY

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is tasked with leading the state’s effort to reduce carbon emissions.  Many strategies are being employed but one that impacts our industry the most is increased energy efficiency through the state building code. CARB is collecting anonymous data to measure the conversion rate of electric vehicle (EV) Capable More »

CBPA BOARD MEETS – ENDORSES HIME FOR SENATE!

March 1, 2019

This week the Board of Directors for the California Business Properties Association met in Sacramento for its annual meeting, had lunch with several new legislators to discuss issues important to the commercial, retail, and industrial real estate industry, and heartily endorsed long time President and CEO Rex Hime in his bid to earn the Senate District More »

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