CBPA represents the commercial retail industrial real estate industry at the State Capitol and in front of the dozens of state boards and commissions.
CBPA members are constantly bombarded by dozens of regulations directly affecting their businesses. On top of that, legislative proposals introduced annually and damaging lawsuits filed on a regular basis would make it even more difficult, if not impossible, to operate in California, if not for CBPA and its team of advocates and volunteers that engage on these issues every day on behalf of the industry.
Protecting Proposition 13: One of the few protections you have as a property owner in California is the fact that your property taxes are stable and predictable because of Proposition 13.
However, special interests that want the state government to increase spending would like to decimate that law to create a “split roll tax” so commercial property is taxed at a much higher rate than residential property. Double your yearly property tax bill and its easy to see the impacts. CBPA is on the front lines every year to oppose this bad idea. In addition to protecting Prop. 13, we have staved off a number of statewide parcel tax increases.
Each year we continue to quietly move legislation that have, among other things, given businesses a chance to address and fix violations before a lawsuit can proceed. Our statewide reform efforts have been noticed by Congress and we are working to bring relief in the federal courts as well.
Energy/Greenhouse Gas Issues:
CBPA is the only organization brining the perspective of property owners and managers into policy discussions and explaining the impacts to Legislators. From crafting a sensible benchmarking law to protecting our interests in cap-and-trade.
Protecting commercial real estate for over 50 years
Office: (916) 443-4676
1121 L Street, Suite 501