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HIGH PRIORITY BILLS OPPOSED BY INDUSTRY STOPPED IN THE FIRST HOUSE

June 2, 2017

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 »

HIGH PRIORITY BILLS OPPOSED BY INDUSTRY THAT PASSED THE FIRST HOUSE

The bad news is that many bills our industry opposed and were deemed as high priorities have passed the first house and are continuing to move. AB 73 (Chiu D) Planning and zoning: sustainability districts. AB 354 (Calderon D) Institutional Property Investors. AB 450 (Chiu D) Immigration worksite enforcement actions. AB 890 (Medina D) Bans local land More »

ASSEMBLY REJECTS PLAN TO EXTEND CAP-AND-TRADE

In a stunning vote, especially since it was on the same day that President Trump announced that the U.S. would not participate in the Paris Climate Agreement a divided Democrat Caucus failed to move forward a key Climate Change bill related to re-authorizing California’s own rules: Above and beyond just extending the state’s current cap-and-trade More »

TITLE 24 RE-WRITE BEGINS – INDUSTRY HELP NEEDED

Some of you may remember that one of the biggest blow ups our industry has seen recently was the over-reach of the last set of lighting regulations. Some buildings were seeing their tenant improvement costs more than triple because of the onerous rules that were put into place. Although we were able to get the regulations corrected, the fact that More »

ENERGY REGS: NONRESIDENTIAL LIGHTING STANDARDS

Nonresidential Lighting Measures for the 2019 Standards California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop to gather stakeholder input on the development of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Standards). The workshop will be held on: Thursday, June 22, 2017 9:00 a.m. at the California Energy Commission. This is the fifth 2017 pre-rule More »

INDOOR AIR QUALITY (HVAC) ENERGY EFFICIENCY WORKSHOP

California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop to gather stakeholder input on residential and nonresidential indoor air quality and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) measures for the 2019 Standards California Energy Commission. If your building has air conditioning or heating, these regs have the potential of impacting your More »

STATE ARCHITECT BEGINS WORK ON ADULT CHANGING FACILITIES

In response to legislation passed in 2015, the Division of the State Architect (DSA) has put together a working group to craft building standards for adult changing facilities in “commercial places of public entertainment”. Specifically, AB 662 (Bonilla) requires a commercial place of public amusement with a daily occupancy greater than 2,500 people More »

“MAY REVISE” HOLDS THE LINE ON SPENDING

May 19, 2017

The Governor has release an updated version of his proposed budget originally submitted to the Legislature in December. Known as the “May Revise,” the budget plan for 2017–18 exhibits restraint on new spending with a warning from the Governor that the economic recovery won’t last and uncertainty in Washington adds to unpredictability in California’s More »

INLAND EMPIRE BILL PROVIDES FAIRNESS AND RELIEF

The Governor has signed SB 130 (Committee on the Budget) which expands the existing Vehicle License Fee Adjustment to the cities of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee and Wildomar, allowing them to receive millions of dollars in additional property tax revenue. This is an idea that has been championed by Senator Richard Roth (D-Riverside) for the last More »

EIR RELEASED FOR CENTENNIAL AT TEJON RANCH

In a process that has taken well over a decade, Los Angeles County has released the Draft EIR for Tejon Ranch’s master-planned community, Centennial, on the south side of the Ranch. Centennial is a master-planned community of 19,333 homes of all types, and 10.2 million square feet of retail/commercial/Industrial development, with 6,700 acres developed More »

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