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BUILDING CODES CODES CODES AND MORE CODES!

February 12, 2018

The Building Standards Commission started 2018 with the issuance of the 2016 intervening code Supplements (blue pages). The Supplements become effective July 1, 2018 and PDF versions can be viewed on their website.  Click here for more info Information Bulletin 17-06 A commission meeting was held on December 12, 2017 to finalize certification of the More »

TIMELY ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF MAJOR REGS UPHELD

February 2, 2018

Our good friend Loren Kay from the CalChamber shares good news about a recent court victory on a bill that we co-sponsored requiring agencies conduct rigorous economic impact analysis before considering regulations for adoption (SB 617 from 2011). “State agencies must take seriously the requirement to conduct a timely, accurate economic analysis of More »

SENIOR ADVOCATE STEPS UP TO LEAD CALCHAMBER POLICY TEAM

Legislative victories like the one above can only happen when we are working with allied groups that have excellent people in place.  The CalChamber is one of our key business group allies and we are pleased to share news that one of their most competent lobbyists has been elevated to run their advocacy shops. Jennifer Barrera, senior policy advocate More »

NEWSOM RAISES BEAUCOUP BUCKS

Campaign finance reports filed this week show Gavin Newsom with more cash on hands than all of his rivals – combined! The sitting Lt. Governor and former Mayor of San Francisco reported raising $4.6 million in the final six months of 2017, and combined with previously raised funds, he has $19.5 million cash on hand. Here is the list of the current More »

MORE JOB KILLER BILLS DEFEATED

Several CalChamber-tagged “Job Killer” bills that remained eligible for consideration this year failed to advance in the Assembly this month. Falling short of votes needed to pass an Assembly policy committee was a bill that would have reduced rental housing supply, AB 1506 (Bloom; D-Santa Monica). Held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee More »

THEY’RE BACK!

January 11, 2018

The California Legislature has returned to a flurry of activity after taking its Interim Recess and going into deep hibernation over the holidays. Now the second half of the 2017-18 Session begins – and to add to the fun, it’s an Election Year! Almost immediately upon returning for their opening Session on Monday, scores of new bills were introduced, More »

SPLIT ROLL — THE BATTLE HAS BEGUN!

In December, a split roll tax initiative was filed by California Calls and the League of Women Voters. California Calls is a grassroots mobilization group typically funded by far-left advocacy groups. This filing means the groups have begun the clock on collecting signatures. Under the proposal, all business properties will be reassessed to 2020 values More »

DUAL AGENCY BAN IS BACK! HEARING ON TUESDAY

The bill that would ban dual agency in the State of California that was stalled last year, has been revived and will be heard on Tuesday. As written, AB 1059 (Gonzalez-Fletcher; D-San Diego), would prohibit an agent from acting as a dual agent in a commercial real estate transaction. However, after many hours of working with the Author and the Assembly More »

SOCAL GAS MORATORIUM

Over 700 businesses in the Los Angeles County area will be affected by a proposed Gas Moratorium. This includes hospitals, restaurants, schools, and retail stores. A huge coalition of businesses and local government have banded together to try to stop this ill-advised natural gas moratorium in Los Angeles County. Please help us by signing and sharing More »

STRATEGIC ISSUES CONFERENCE – HUGE SUCCESS!

Early last month, CBPA co-hosted another very successful Strategic Issues Conference in Napa, California. Ten major business groups brought in their industry leaders to discuss where California is heading and to interact with top policymakers from the Legislature and almost all the major gubernatorial candidates. Assemblymembers Brian Dahle, Ian Calderon, More »

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