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GOVERNOR-ELECT NEWSOM NAMES CHIEF OF STAFF

November 9, 2018

After a 19 point victory on Tuesday, Governor-Elect Newsom wasted no time getting his team together.  Announcing Ann O’Leary, a long-time policy advisor to Hillary Clinton to serve as his chief of staff.  He also named Ana Matasantos, who served as Budget Director for both Governor Brown and Governor Schwarzenegger, as his Cabinet Secretary. We More »

CALIFORNIA GOP LOSES MORE GROUND

It was no surprise that Mr. Newsom won the Governorship as all the polls indicated his success, however the fact that he won by almost  20 points was surprising, and that wide margin has proven to produce some surprises in legislative races too. Normally in the off-year elections Republicans expect to do better than during Presidential elections, however More »

ELENI KOUNALAKIS WINS LT. GOVERNOR

In some very positive news for our industry was a bright spot in the election is that our only endorsed statewide candidate Eleni Kounalakis was successful in her bid for Lt. Governor with almost an 11 point win.  Eleni spoke with our Board over a year ago and received a rare endorsement.  Her past experience as a commercial real estate professional More »

DEMOCRATS ON TRACK FOR SUPERMAJORITY IN BOTH STATE HOUSES

Even as the votes continue to be counted in some close races, it appears that both houses of the state Legislature will see a 2/3 vote Democrat majority, while setting the highest mark for one party in the Assembly in over 40 years. In the Senate going in to the elections, Democrats controlled 26 of the 40 seats and needed one more to get to the supermajority More »

PROPOSITION 10 DEFEATED SOUNDLY – ON TO SPLIT ROLL BATTLE

In a 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 access More »

VOTE TUESDAY (OR BEFORE)!

November 2, 2018

On Tuesday millions of Californians will go to the polls to vote for new representation and weigh-in on important policy questions up and down the ballot. Our association makes recommendations on those issues that have a statewide direct and/or disproportionate impact on the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate industry. For recommendations More »

SUPPORT PROP 3 – WATER BOND

Proposition 3 authorizes $8.9 billion in state general obligation bonds for various infrastructure projects related to water projects. Please vote YES on Proposition 3.  More »

SUPPORT PROP 5 – PROPERTY TAX TRANSFERS

Proposition 5 would allow homebuyers who are age 55 or older or severely disabled to transfer their tax assessments from their prior home to their new home. Please vote YES on Proposition 5.  More »

OPPOSE PROP 10 – RENT CONTROL

Proposition 10 repeals Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and would allow rent control across the state.  We believe the measure has too many flaws and must be defeated. Prop. 10 allows regulation of single-family homes, places bureaucrats in charge of housing, could cost the taxpayers millions in new costs to local government, and drives up the cost More »

CALCHAMBER PROPOSITION POSITIONS

Our friends at the CalChamber have taken a few more position on some of the proposition and we think you may find their list helpful.  Where we overlap we are in 100% agreement with the CalChamber! 2018 CalChamber Proposition Positions    More »

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