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INAUGURATION DAY

January 20, 2017

“We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we ever invented, which was human liberty.” ~Mark Twain We’d like to thank President Barack Obama for his years of public service and wish him well, as he hands of the reins of power to the 45th More »

ASSEMBLY DEMOCRATS OPEN LETTER

To mark the inauguration of President Trump, the Assembly Democrat Caucus has released “An Open Letter to Californians” along with a video to contrast with the celebration in D.C. Click here to see it in full.  More »

NEW CONGRESS PROMISES LESS RED TAPE

Our friends at ICSC bring us an article regarding the direction the new Congress is heading on regulatory issues and what it may mean for commercial real estate: “The Trump administration and the Republican Congress are expected to roll back certain regulations — including some financial and environmental rules long considered to have an impact More »

LEGISLATORS MUST FIX OUR RUTTED ROADS

For those of us in Northern California the five major storms we have had in the past two weeks is major relief to the drought. However, it has also served to highlight the shabby state our roads are in. Driving on freeways and highways and city streets has become a game of Frogger, except we are dodging potholes, chunks of loose road, huge puddles More »

THE 2016 ENERGY STANDARDS ARE NOW EFFECTIVE!

January 1, 2017, was the effective date for California’s 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The Energy Standards (Title 24, Part 6 of the California Code) or “Title 24” which they are sometimes referred to, apply to newly constructed buildings and additions, or alterations to existing buildings. The Energy Commission provides publications, More »

ARB ONLINE EMISSIONS TOOL

The California Air Resources Board, tasked with overseeing the implementation and setting of specific standards for the states myriad greenhouse gas laws, has launched an “Integrated Emissions Visualization Tool.” This tool is meant to assist facilities create an emission inventory — an estimation of the amount of pollutants discharged into More »

REMEMBER TO CARRY THE ZERO…$1.9 BILLION MISCALCULATION

California’s corps of green shaded budget analysts miscalculated costs for the state Medi-Cal program by $1.9 billion last year, which has put the state’s budget a bit out of whack. Mistakes happen. But the timing on this one is a bit awkward as it may be amplified by unknowns and transitions in federal funds and priorities. To get things back More »

GOVERNOR RELEASED PROPOSED BUDGET

January 13, 2017

The Governor this week unveiled his proposed 2017-2018 budget, which kicks of the legislative session in earnest. Although California’s budget remains balanced, it is still in a “precarious” position with lots of unknowns on the horizon with a new President being sworn in next week. During a luncheon at the California Chamber of Commerce, Department More »

GOVERNOR’S BUDGET – A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

For a different perspective on the spending plan, State Senator John Moorlach has provided “6 Key Measures of California’s Fiscal Health,” where its argued that that the state should pay much closer attention to transportation funding, pension liability, economic competitiveness, and retiree medical payment. Click here for a different take on More »

SOLAR MANDATE BILL INTRODUCED

This week SB 71 (Wiener; D-San Francisco), a bill that seeks to require solar on new buildings was introduced. Although details need to be written, the author states his intention with SB 71 is to require the installation of either solar heating or solar photovoltaic systems on any new construction subject to the “solar ready” requirements of CA More »

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