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FINE FOR NOT RECYCLING A THERMOSTAT!

March 12, 2018

Who knew that those old thermostats could cost you $25,000? That’s the fine for failing to recycle mercury thermostats. Why such a hefty penalty?  Because when mercury thermostats are discarded with everyday trash, the mercury bulb will break, and the mercury will escape and become a dangerous hazard. According to California law, it’s illegal to More »

WATER FIXTURE REPLACEMENT MANDATE – MUST COMPLETE BY 2019

A bill passed into law nine years ago, SB 407 (Padilla; Chapter 587, 2009), requires “non-compliant” plumbing fixtures to be replaced with water-conserving plumbing fixtures when a property is undergoing additions, alterations or improvements. Applicants seeking to obtain permits for any of these types of work will be required to replace non-compliant More »

INDUSTRY SUPPORTED ADA PASSES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES – PLEASE THANK CA SUPPORTERS!

February 24, 2018

Thanks to everyone in our industry that placed a call, visited a congressional office, wrote a letter, travelled to D.C., and/or supported all our national groups’ efforts over the past year, last week, H.R. 620 passed the House of Representatives. The California delegation was instrumental in making sure the bill passed.  All fourteen California More »

CBPA BOARD MEETS MAKES SEVERAL ENDORSEMENTS

At its Board of Directors meeting earlier this week, California Business Properties Association leadership discussed a broad range of topics impacting the commercial real estate industry and voted to take positions on several statewide ballot measures this Fall. Under a 2011 law signed by Governor Brown, proposals submitted by the public only appear More »

CBPA ENDORSES ELENI KOUNALAKIS FOR LT. GOVERNOR

After hearing a direct presentation from Ms. Kounalakis at the November Board meeting in Napa and studying her stances on the issues and past experience with commercial real estate, CBPA has chosen to ENDORSE Eleni Kounalakis in her race to be the next Lt. Governor for the State of California.  Click here to read more information about her candidacy.  More »

CBPA ENDORSES PROPOSITION 69 – PROTECTS NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDS

The CBPA Board also unanimously voted to endorse Proposition 69, the Transportation Taxes and Fees Lockbox and Appropriations Limit Exemption Amendment, is on the ballot for the June ballot as it was placed by the Legislature. Prop. 69 is a Constitutional Amendment that will ban lawmakers from diverting new diesel sales tax revenues and/or new vehicle More »

CBPA ENDORSES WATER BOND MEASURES

The CBPA board also endorsed two water bond measures. The first, Proposition 68 The Parks, Environment, and Water Bond, was approved for consideration by the Legislature and will be on June ballot.  If approved, the measure would authorize $4 billion in general obligation bonds for state and local parks, environmental protection and restoration projects, More »

CBPA OPPOSES RENT CONTROL MEASURE

The CBPA Board voted unanimously to oppose a ballot measure that is currently out for signatures known as “The California Local Rent Control Initiative.”  The measure would repeal Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, a law designed to prohibit local government from enacting rent control on buildings first occupied after 1995.  According to a recent More »

E-FAIRNESS LITIGATION GOES TO SCOTUS

South Dakota v. Wayfair, et al, will be argued on April 17th in front of the Supreme Court of the United States.  This is one of the first dates that the case could have been scheduled on the SCOTUS calendar.  Click here for more information.  More »

SOCALGAS RESTAURANT REBATES AVAILABLE

Do any of your properties in the SoCalGas service area have a free-standing restaurant?  If so, read further for an opportunity to get free money! The “Restaurant Refresh” program makes it easy for SoCalGas customers to identify ways to reduce operating costs and improve facility performance. Participants receive no-cost, customized guidance on More »

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