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NONRES LIGHTING CONTROLS ACCEPTANCE TEST

September 23, 2016

On September 14, 2016, the California Energy Commission approved the National Lighting Contractors Association of America’s (NLCAA) nonresidential lighting controls acceptance test technician certification provider (ATTCP) application updates for the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (2016 Standards) code cycle. NLCAA can now begin training, More »

ENERGY CODE UPDATE UNDERWAY

The 2019 Title 24 Standards update is underway. Utility-Sponsored Stakeholder meetings will be scheduled in fall 2016. These meetings are key in shaping the proposals that will be presented to the California Energy Commission and we need experts from our industry to participate. If you think California’s Energy Code is overcomplicated and difficult More »

2016 INDUSTRY AWARDS DINNER

California Business Properties Association’s Industry Awards Dinner will be held on October 20, 2016 at The Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach. The Industry Awards Dinner is a chance to recognize the unwavering leadership of individuals and companies dedicated to the commercial, industrial, retail real estate industry. In addition, to our special recognition More »

GOVERNOR SIGNS AB 2093 ADA REFORM BILL

September 16, 2016

A bill strongly supported by the commercial real estate industry, AB 2093 (Steinorth; R-Rancho Cucamonga), has been signed by Governor Brown. The bill which industry has worked on for several year, moved through the legislature on strong bipartisan votes. AB 2093 clears-up issues related to required lease language and disclosures when your building More »

GOVERNOR SIGNS JANITOR PROTECTION BILL

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 »

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