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WEEKLY ON HIATUS

July 8, 2016

Due to the Summer Recess, this Weekly eNewsletter will be on hiatus, returning on Friday, August 12. But don’t worry; your Sacramento staff will be here keeping an eye on the Capitol and if anything exciting happens we will make sure you know about it.  More »

CALIFORNIAN ELECTED CHAIR OF BOMA INTERNATIONAL

On behalf of the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate industry we want to congratulate Brian M. Harnetiaux on his election to Chair and Chief Elected Officer for Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International for 2016-2017. Brian is Vice President for Asset Management, at Costa Mesa, CA based McCarthy Cook. Brian is an active More »

ADA BILL PASSES CONGRESSIONAL JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

We thank our friends at ICSC for providing the following report about the ADA Education and Reform Act”- of note, California has two Republicans on the Committee that supported the measure Rep. Darrell Issa and Rep. Mimi Walters. There are four Democrats on the committee and our position was only supported by one of them, Rep. Scott Peters: After More »

WOW! 17 PROPS QUALIFY FOR NOVEMBER BALLOT!

July 1, 2016

Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced that seventeen measures have qualified for the November 2016 ballot – the most propositions to appear since March 2000. Two of the measures were placed on the ballot by the Legislature and 15 qualified through the initiative and referendum process. Ballot order and proposition numbers will be assigned and More »

PROP 30 – TEMPORARY TAXES – WILL RE-APPEAR

A coalition of unions worked to qualify a ballot measure to make the “temporary” taxes passed by voters in 2012 via Proposition 30, permanent. The taxes add up to a $5B hit on businesses and high income earners. Click here for more information.  More »

POLICY DEADLINE!

Yesterday was one of the major deadlines of the year whereby all bills must be out of policy committee in their second house or they are “dead.” More than fifty four bills that we actively tracked were heard in the past five days. Here is a link to some of those that passed committee we support: AB 1330 (Bloom – D) Energy efficiency. AB More »

COASTAL COMMISSION BILLS LIMITING ACCESS OPPOSE

Two bill that seek to limit access by project proponents to the Coastal Commission both passed through separate policy committees this week on party line votes in the Assembly and Senate, despite strong opposition and are up for hearing and strongly opposed by CBPA and local government groups. Even if your company does not own property near the coast More »

AFFORDABLE HOUSING/HOMELESS ISSUES MAJOR TOPIC OF DISCUSSION

For the last several years the Legislature and local governments have struggled with a way to address the affordable housing and related homelessness issue in a comprehensive manner. This week, the Legislature passed a major initiative in the budget that looks like it has brought together some consensus. Dubbed the “No Place Like Home initiative,” More »

2030 GHG TARGET SCOPING PLAN CONCEPT PAPER

The 2030 Target Scoping Plan Concept Paper provides an additional opportunity for public and stakeholder engagement and input prior to release of the Draft AB 32/GHG Scoping Plan later this year. The intent of the paper is to inform an ongoing stakeholder process for how to most effectively achieve a 40 percent reduction in GHG emissions by 2030 as More »

***BREAKING NEWS*** JUDGE TOSSES DELTA MANAGEMENT PLAN

June 24, 2016

The much-touted “Delta Plan,” which is supposed to shape management of the largest estuary on the west coast of the western hemisphere, has been tossed out by Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny. The plan has been ruled “invalid and must be set aside until proper revisions are completed.” The plan does not meet the courts More »

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