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AG’S BIASED TITLE AND SUMMARY FOR SPLIT ROLL SPARKS OUTRAGE

October 25, 2019

The San Diego Union-Tribune published a scathing editorial opposing California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s biased title and summary for the split-roll measure. According to leadership at Californian’s to Stop Higher Property Taxes, the biased wording gives the proponents an unfair advantage at passing their $12.5 billion-a-year property More »

SPLIT ROLL PROPONENTS DECEIVING VOTERS FROM THE START

Proponents of the flawed $12.5 billion a year split-roll property tax measure have begun gathering signatures for their second, equally flawed split-roll property tax measure, which, if passed, will be the LARGEST TAX INCREASE IN CALIFORNIA HISTORY. The campaign, desperate for support, is deceiving voters as signature gathers are telling them that the More »

COMPANY DOWNSIZES OFFICE PORTFOLIO DUE TO SPECTRE OF SPLIT ROLL

If you are still wondering if the threat to destroy split roll is “real” and if it will have any impact on your business, just look at this recent announcement by Decron Properties that is divesting in California because of the potential that Prop. 13 protections will evaporate: “Decron Properties has sold Ocean Plaza, an 8.6-acre mixed-use office More »

LAWSUIT TRIES TO BRING SANITY TO PROP 65 LITIGATION

The California Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit in early October to stop the multitude of Proposition 65 warnings for the presence of acrylamide in food.  The lawsuit asks the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California to stop the Proposition 65 litigation over acrylamide in food. According to the Chamber, acrylamide is not a chemical More »

REGISTER NOW FOR THE STRATEGIC ISSUES CONFERENCE

The 2019 Strategic Issues Conference is just around the corner!  This year’s conference is being held at the recently renovated Embassy Suites in Napa, California on December 5-6. The goal of the Strategic Issues Conference is to increase public policy and political awareness of state and national issues, and to foster collaborative efforts among More »

2020 MAY SEE TAX BATTLE ROYAL

September 27, 2019

Dan Walters, from Sacramento Bee Political Columnist, now writing for CalMatters lays out some thoughts on the looming expensive fight on split roll and other tax items in 2020: Although the state is enjoying multibillion-dollar budget surpluses, thanks largely to a vibrant economy, California voters may face a bewildering array of tax increase proposals More »

SPLIT ROLL BALLOT MEASURE – “THREE TIME LOSER”

Our friend Loren Kay, the President of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education, walks us through the “iterative” process the proponents next year’s split roll property tax measure are taking to try to tweak the measure in manner they better sell that stinkbomb to the voters: Oops, they did it again. Proponents have submitted a third More »

LEGISLATIVE BILL WATCH

Below is a summary of bills that we are focused on that impact the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate sectors, during the final two weeks of the 2019 Session.  The Governor has until Midnight on October 13 to sign or veto measures on his Desk.   AB 5 (Gonzalez D) Worker status: employees and independent contractors. Summary: Addresses More »

GOVERNOR’S SIGNING MESSAGE ON AB 5

“To Members of the California Assembly: Assembly Bill 5 is landmark legislation for workers and our economy. It will help reduce worker misclassification-workers being wrongly classified as ‘independent contractors,’ rather than employees, which erodes basic worker protections like the minimum wage, paid sick days and health insurance benefits. More »

CALCHAMBER STATEMENT ON AB 5

The California Chamber of Commerce today released the following statement on AB 5 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego): “CalChamber is pleased with the number of professions that AB 5 recognizes should not fall under the independent contractor test set forth in the Dynamex decision.  AB 5 provides clarity and certainty for those industries.  The fact that the More »

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