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32ND SENATE DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION – AUG 7

March 12, 2018

Governor Brown issued a proclamation declaring a special election for the 32nd Senate District recently vacated by Tony Mendoza who resigned after an investigation into sexual harassment claims.  In a bizarre twist to the story, former-Senator Mendoza has announced he will be running for the seat.  Should be interesting.  Click here to see what a More »

BENCHMARKING REGULATIONS FINALIZED

The State of California has finalized the AB 1103/AB 802 Energy Benchmarking Regulations.  This has been a long process and we have been involved every step of the way.  The bottom line is that as of June 1, 2018, all buildings over 50,000 square feet – with some exemptions – need to be benchmarked and data shared with the Energy Commission. However, More »

CEQA GUIDELINE WORKSHOPS NEXT WEEK

The California Natural Resources Agency will conduct hearings on the proposed regulatory update to the California Environmental Quality Act – better known as CEQA — guidelines on March 14 in Los Angeles and March 15 in Sacramento.  In its simplest definition, CEQA is a statute that requires state and local agencies to identify the significant More »

CALIFORNIA DISABLED PARKING PLACARD PROGRAM FORUM

The California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA) is hosting Listening Forums in locations throughout the State to address various issues facing citizens and businesses of California regarding disability issues.  Next week in Sacramento on March 13, the CCDA, along with local legislators, will host a forum to discuss parking accessibility issues, More »

FINE FOR NOT RECYCLING A THERMOSTAT!

Who knew that those old thermostats could cost you $25,000? That’s the fine for failing to recycle mercury thermostats. Why such a hefty penalty?  Because when mercury thermostats are discarded with everyday trash, the mercury bulb will break, and the mercury will escape and become a dangerous hazard. According to California law, it’s illegal to More »

WATER FIXTURE REPLACEMENT MANDATE – MUST COMPLETE BY 2019

A bill passed into law nine years ago, SB 407 (Padilla; Chapter 587, 2009), requires “non-compliant” plumbing fixtures to be replaced with water-conserving plumbing fixtures when a property is undergoing additions, alterations or improvements. Applicants seeking to obtain permits for any of these types of work will be required to replace non-compliant More »

INDUSTRY SUPPORTED ADA PASSES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES – PLEASE THANK CA SUPPORTERS!

February 24, 2018

Thanks to everyone in our industry that placed a call, visited a congressional office, wrote a letter, travelled to D.C., and/or supported all our national groups’ efforts over the past year, last week, H.R. 620 passed the House of Representatives. The California delegation was instrumental in making sure the bill passed.  All fourteen California More »

CBPA BOARD MEETS MAKES SEVERAL ENDORSEMENTS

At its Board of Directors meeting earlier this week, California Business Properties Association leadership discussed a broad range of topics impacting the commercial real estate industry and voted to take positions on several statewide ballot measures this Fall. Under a 2011 law signed by Governor Brown, proposals submitted by the public only appear More »

CBPA ENDORSES ELENI KOUNALAKIS FOR LT. GOVERNOR

After hearing a direct presentation from Ms. Kounalakis at the November Board meeting in Napa and studying her stances on the issues and past experience with commercial real estate, CBPA has chosen to ENDORSE Eleni Kounalakis in her race to be the next Lt. Governor for the State of California.  Click here to read more information about her candidacy.  More »

CBPA ENDORSES PROPOSITION 69 – PROTECTS NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDS

The CBPA Board also unanimously voted to endorse Proposition 69, the Transportation Taxes and Fees Lockbox and Appropriations Limit Exemption Amendment, is on the ballot for the June ballot as it was placed by the Legislature. Prop. 69 is a Constitutional Amendment that will ban lawmakers from diverting new diesel sales tax revenues and/or new vehicle More »

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