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NEWSOM’S HOUSING BUDGET EXPLAINED

January 12, 2019

During his Inauguration speech, Governor Newsom called for a “Marshal Plan” for affordable housing, stating “No one should live in constant fear of eviction or spend their whole paycheck to keep a roof overhead.” The Governor is making it plain that he is going to put affordable housing issues front and center as a high priority and that he More »

NEW YEAR NEW LABOR LAWS TO KNOW

As a proud member and partner of the California Chamber of Commerce we highly recommend you read their summary of the most important labor laws that are in effect as of January 1, 2019. Click here to read the labor law summary and access the CalChamber’s white paper.  More »

VEHICLE MILES TRAVEL COME TO CEQA DOCS NEAR YOU!

Our friends at Allen Matkins have also put together a white paper to walk through some of the recent changes to CEQA. A large coalition of groups including CBPA and CBIA have been working for several years to try to make these new regulations as palatable as possible but have received a lot of push back from the previous administration and environmental More »

REAL ESTATE CHAMPION REX HIME RUNNING FOR STATE SENATE

Rex S. Hime, President and CEO of California Business Properties Association has been the primary force in California advocating for Commercial Real Estate in the State Capitol for almost 35 years, is answering the call of public service and will be running in a special election to fill the Senate seat that he lives in. The Seat will be vacated due More »

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

January 7, 2019

Welcome back and Happy New Year!  We look forward to serving the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate association in 2019 and beyond. Our industry has some very big challenges ahead including an extremely lopsided partisan divide in the Legislature, an incoming Governor with a huge mandate to steer the ship of state even further to the Left, More »

REAL ESTATE CHAMPION REX HIME RUNNING FOR SENATE

Rex S. Hime, President and CEO of California Business Properties Association has been the primary force in California advocating for Commercial Real Estate in the State Capitol for almost 35 years, is answering the call of public service and will be running in a special election to fill the Senate seat that he lives in. The Seat will be vacated due More »

THE “BLUE WAVE” WAS ACTUALLY A “BLUE TSUNAMI” IN CALIFORNIA

It took almost two full months to assess exactly where the November Elections put the partisan divide in California and the news is that it was the largest win for Democrats at all levels of government ever in our state.  Every close race – and even a couple that were not close on Election night, moved into the win column for Dems. At the Congressional More »

PROPOSITION 10 DEFEATED SOUNDLY – ON TO SPLIT ROLL BATTLE

In one very bright spot for this election, our industry was part of the successful effort to defeat Proposition 10, the rent control measure.  In total over $48M was raised to defeat this measure and almost half of that came from our efforts as leaders of the Prop 10 Flaws effort. Defeating rent control, you can see what happens when we are able to More »

COMMERCIAL TAX LAWSUIT IN SF HAS STATEWIDE IMPLICATIONS

In conjunction with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA), CBPA, BOMA California, and the California Business Roundtable filed suit in August in the Superior Court in San Francisco challenging the city’s special tax on commercial property (Proposition C – passed in June 2018), which is an illegal and punitive gross receipts levy which More »

40th GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA INAUGURATED ON MONDAY

After a weekend of parties and a high profile concert on Sunday featuring national level rappers and hip-hop starts and a family-friendly event taking over Old Sacramento on Sunday featuring kid DJ’s, Gavin Newsom will be sworn in as the 40th Governor of California on Monday at 11:15 a.m. and will give his first inaugural address at Noon. The event More »

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