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GOVERNOR SIGNS JANITOR PROTECTION BILL

September 16, 2016

Governor Jerry Brown has signed SB 1978 (Gonzales; D-Los Angeles) that establishes various requirements for the janitorial industry, including a registration requirement and protections against workplace sexual violence and harassment. Here is a link to the full text of the bill SB 1978, as signed into law. Our industry had concerns with early versions More »

STRATEGIC GROWTH COUNCIL

The California Natural Resources Agency, in partnership with the California Environmental Protection Agency, California Department of Food and Agriculture, California State Transportation Agency, California Health and Human Services Agency, California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency, the Strategic Growth Council, and the Governor’s More »

SDUT: PROP 53 IS A “CUMBERSOME MESS”

The San Diego Union Tribune has weighed in on Proposition 53, opposing it and calling a poorly written “cumbersome mess.” We agree with their assessment! Our industry has taken a strong stance against this measure, aligning with the Governor, local government, and labor unions. According to the paper, this “ballot measure is a mess. It is so More »

DOWN BALLOT MEASURE COULD COST YOU BIG BUCKS

Our friend Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, wants to warn you about several propositions on the ballot. Although we haven’t taken an official position on all of these measures, we generally think Jon makes sense! He states, in part, “A number of the state measures will impact taxpayers. Propositions 55 is an extension More »

VOTER GUIDE RELEASED – IT’S A NOVEL!

The voter guide for the November 8, 2016 election is a breezy 224 page document that is sure to be a thrilling read. The weightiness of the voter guide is due mainly to the seventeen propositions on the ballot dealing with a broad range of issues from education to taxes.  More »

ALL THE PROPOSITIONS

Here is a list of all the propositions on the ballot with links to the full text. The commercial real estate industry has taken a position on two; Support the Education Bond (Prop 51); Support the legislative “sunshine” measure (Prop 54); and Oppose the Cortopassi Initiative (Prop 53). Proposition 51 – School Bonds. Funding for K–12 School More »

GOVERNOR SIGNS PARCEL TAX NOTIFICATION BILL

The Governor has signed into law AB 2476 (Daly; D-Anaheim) a law that now requires public agencies seeking voter approval of parcel taxes to send specified information to nonresident landowners within 30 days of enacting the ordinance. We supported this measure, worked with the author to assure its passage in the legislature, and applaud both Assemblymember More »

SINGLE USE BATHROOM BILL ON GOVERNOR’S DESK

AB 1732 (Ting D) regarding single use bathrooms has been sent to the Governor. We have followed the bill closely and remain neutral on the bill. The bill requires all single-user toilet facilities in any building to be designated as all-gender toilet facility. The bill authorizes inspectors, building officials, or other local officials responsible More »

LOCAL PAID SICK LEAVE ORDINANCES

Vetter Price PC has an article meant to inform you about all the local sick leave ordinances in the State of California that you as an employer need to be aware of. The piece entitled “California Corner: Achoo! New Local Paid Sick Leave Ordinances are an Epidemic in California,” can be found by clicking here.  More »

NEW PROPOSITION 65 RULES

Morrison & Foerster, LLP has a piece regarding the new Proposition 65 rules. If you own or manage any properties, these rules are very important to know and follow properly. The article entitled “WARNING: California Adopts New Proposition 65 ‘How to Warn’ Rules” can be found here.  More »

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