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PROP 13 SPLIT-ROLL TAX – THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES

June 23, 2017

Our superstar government affairs duo at BOMA San Francisco, Ken Cleaveland and John Bozeman, penned an op/ed for the Bay City Beacon to counter the call for a split-roll tax on commercial properties. Many people wonder what they can do to help fight split roll. This is a good example. Take the information that we have provided and localize it and More »

“SURF-BY LAWSUITS” ARE REALLY A THING

Our industry has fought for many years to reform California’s ADA lawsuit abuse, and have made some very good changes to policy that both expands access to our guests and tenants while protecting property owners and businesses from frivolous lawsuits. However, it appears that a new trend of Title III lawsuits may be heading our way. The “Surf-by” More »

SENATE PASSES 2017-18 STATE BUDGET

June 16, 2017

A state budget that adds money to both social programs and attempts to rein-in the University of California, passed by both houses of the Legislature in time to meet the constitutional deadline of June 15. This plan includes a $183.2 billion package, the largest state budget in history. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount), said the plan “does More »

CALIFORNIA COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SUMMIT; SUCCESS!

This week the annual California Commercial Real Estate Summit (CCRES) was held in Sacramento and attended by over 80 real estate leaders who converged on California’s Capitol to advocate on behalf of the commercial, retail, and industrial real estate industry. “Teams” of advocates, made up of leaders from all over the state, met with almost half More »

SENATOR GLAZER’S GOVERNING PRINCIPLES

Senator Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) spoke with the CCRES Delegates in a frank manner about his experience in the Legislature and his struggle to assure that he represents his constituents and doesn’t fall into the partisan pitfalls of Sacramento. He illustrated the notion that legislators must “fall in line” with partisan interests by sharing an anecdote More »

SPLIT ROLL PROPERTY TAX CAMPAIGN BEGINS

June 2, 2017

Another new “grassroots” group has popped up to lead the split roll property tax public effort. Grassroots is in quotes, because even though they are branding themselves as “We Are California” it is still the same old advocates that have been agitating for years to raise your property taxes – a who’s who of public employee unions and far More »

FIRST HOUSE DEADLINE

Today is one of the biggest hurdles for bills making their way through the California State Legislature, House of Origin Deadline. All bills must be out of the chamber in which they were introduced. So, both houses have had very long floor sessions to wade through thousands of measures legislators have introduced this year. Below is a summary of some More »

LAST MINUTE AMENDS – PROP 54

In addition to just sheer volume of bills being considered, the craziness is compounded because there are negotiations and amendments flying on many bills, so its not just a simple “up or down” vote. A key provision of the recently passed Proposition 54 was meant to specifically address this issue and make it easier to track changes, the so called More »

HIGH PRIORITY BILLS SUPPORTED BY INDUSTRY THAT PASSED THE FIRST HOUSE

The good news is that we are working with legislators on a number of bills that will address industry issues for the better, and several of the highest priority measures passed this first major test. AB 448 (Daly D) Requires notification of property owners when parcel tax increases are proposed. AB 565 (Bloom D) Building standards: alternative building More »

HIGH PRIORITY BILLS OPPOSED BY INDUSTRY STOPPED IN THE FIRST HOUSE

Many bills our industry opposed and were deemed as high priorities, a majority of legislators agreed with us and they have been stopped for the year. Note, because legislative sessions span for two years, these bills are technically known as “two year bills” as there is a chance they could move next year. However, in the day-to-day parlance of More »