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WILL CEQA REFORM EVER HAPPEN?

January 18, 2019

Addressing issues related to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) a measure that which was initially meant to bring sunshine to government projects but has morphed into a significant burden on the private sector, is always on the minds on Capitol denizens.  Every year it seems that politicians and Governors from both parties say, they are More »

CEQA LAWSUIT FOCUSES ON FRIVOLOUS LITIGATION

And if the Governor, Legislature, and interest groups in Sacramento cannot come together to bring some sanity to frivolous CEQA lawsuits, there is always the hope that the courts will rein-them-in. To that end, we are closely watching a new lawsuit filed on behalf of the Icon Group against the carpenters and laborers union claiming the unions file CEQA More »

BUSINESS GROUPS MEET WITH NEW BUDGET DIRECTOR

On Monday, CBPA, along with other significant business advocacy groups, were included in a luncheon organized by the CalChamber with the Governor’s newly appointed Director of Finance, Keely Martin Bosler. The presentation was tailored to business interests and reviewed the budget from a fiscal point-of-view.  “We are in extraordinary times right More »

LAO OVERVIEW OF THE GOVERNOR’S BUDGET

And in case you haven’t gotten enough of the new budget, the Legislature is starting to weigh-in: The Legislative Analyst’s Office has released its review of the Governor’s Budget.  Released last week, the Governor’s Budget is Mr. Newsom’s blueprint for state spending and a good map to show where the Administration thinks the state is heading More »

NEWSOM’S HOUSING BUDGET EXPLAINED

During his Inauguration speech, Governor Newsom called for a “Marshal Plan” for affordable housing, stating “No one should live in constant fear of eviction or spend their whole paycheck to keep a roof overhead.” The Governor is making it plain that he is going to put affordable housing issues front and center as a high priority and that he More »

REAL ESTATE CHAMPION REX HIME RUNNING FOR STATE SENATE

Rex S. Hime, President and CEO of California Business Properties Association has been the primary force in California advocating for Commercial Real Estate in the State Capitol for almost 35 years, is answering the call of public service and will be running in a special election to fill the Senate seat that he lives in. The Seat will be vacated due More »

GOVERNOR NEWSOM – CALIFORNIA’S 4OTH CHIEF EXECUTIVE

January 12, 2019

Gavin Christopher Newsom, 51, was sworn in Monday as the 40th Governor of the State of California.  Many at the celebration heralded this even as the “start of a new era of Progressive activism.”  Governor Newsom won with a vote margin larger than any seen in the Modern Era. Governor Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and their four children More »

GOVERNOR NEWSOM RELEASES FIRST BUDGET

In a busy week, just days after being sworn in, Governor Newsom released his first proposed spending blue print, the 2019-20 state budget proposal.  The budget proposes a record-setting $209 billion in spending. There will be many opportunities to argue about the state’s spending priorities but for now we want to thank the Governor for including More »

NEWSOM’S HOUSING BUDGET EXPLAINED

During his Inauguration speech, Governor Newsom called for a “Marshal Plan” for affordable housing, stating “No one should live in constant fear of eviction or spend their whole paycheck to keep a roof overhead.” The Governor is making it plain that he is going to put affordable housing issues front and center as a high priority and that he More »

NEW YEAR NEW LABOR LAWS TO KNOW

As a proud member and partner of the California Chamber of Commerce we highly recommend you read their summary of the most important labor laws that are in effect as of January 1, 2019. Click here to read the labor law summary and access the CalChamber’s white paper.  More »

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