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INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING INVESTOR BILL VETOED BY GOVERNOR

September 28, 2018

Governor Brown has vetoed AB 354 (Calderon; D-Whittier) which would have required institutional investors that own more than 100 homes to register with the Department of Business Oversight.  Our industry had opposed this measure in an earlier version but went neutral when amendments we requested were incorporated into the bill. A veto message can be More »

DISTRIBUTED ENERGY BILL SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

SB 700 (Wiener; D-San Francisco) – Self-generation incentive program, was signed by the Governor.  This industry supported bill will assure support for behind-the-meter storage systems by extending the California Public Utilities Commission’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) for five years by authorizing revenue collection through the end More »

GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL TO REDUCE SOME HOUSING RED TAPE

The Governor has signed a bill supported by industry, AB 1804 (Berman; D-Palo Alto) which will expand the existing California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) infill categorical exemption to residential and mixed-use housing occurring within an unincorporated area of a county. Expanding this categorical exemption, will incentivize and streamline the More »

WARNING: PROP 65 WARNINGS NEED TO BE UPDATED!

Last year new Proposition 65 warning were signed into law by the Governor.   The new requirements came into effect August 2018.   Entities doing business in California are now required to provide additional “Prop 65” warning. This means you are probably going to need to consult with an expert and provide new warnings in certain areas of your More »

CBPA IS NOW ON BOTH FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

With how quickly politics in California moves, sometimes there are a few updates critical to the industry that we will want to release immediately. This is where you can use our Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on propositions like Prop 10 coming up in November, and Split Roll Tax in 2020. If you happen to exist on either of these social media More »

RENT CONTROL MEASURE MUST BE DEFEATED! NO ON PROP 10 AD

September 14, 2018

Proposition 10, on November’s ballot has too many flaws and must be defeated.  Here is a new ad on this bad measure that we hope you will share widely with your networks: What Would Prop 10 Mean for California? Prop. 10: Allows Regulation of Single Family Homes Places Bureaucrats in Charge of Housing with the Power to Add Additional Fees Puts Taxpayers More »

BILL TARGETING WAREHOUSE CONSTRUCTION VETOED

AB 2853 by Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) was vetoed by Governor Brown.  Our industry strongly opposed the bill as it unreasonably targeted one building type, warehouses, when working together with a local government on certain economic development subsidies.  Current law already requires extensive disclosure of information by all project More »

BILLS ON GOVERNOR’S DESK – OPPOSE

Below are bills on the Governor’s desk we are hoping he vetoes: AB 1870 (Reyes D) Employment discrimination: limitation of actions. Extends the statute of limitations from one year to three years for all employment related discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). Puts employers More »

BILLS SENT TO THE GOVERNOR — SUPPORT

Although we tend to focus on the bills we oppose, there are quite a number of bills that we support.  The following is a list of bills we support that have been sent to the Governor. AB 1857 (Nazarian D) Building codes: earthquake safety: immediate occupancy standard. Summary. Require the state to assemble a functional recovery working group, including More »

CALTRANS RELEASES 2018 CALIFORNIA STATE RAIL PLAN

Earlier this week CALTRANS released the “2018 STATE RAIL PLAN.”  The plan aims to boost the economy, help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve safety statewide over the next 20 years. The plan addressed both passenger rail and freight.  According to a press release by CALTRANS, the freight vision “provides a customer-focused system that More »

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