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eWeekly Alert & News


July 30, 2010

Our friends at ICSC report that Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-NV) introduced H.R. 5943, the Community Renewal and Enhancement (CRE) Act, legislation to allow a fifty percent (50%) depreciation for the portion of any equity investment used to buy down debt on commercial real property. This is something that is highly supported by our industry and More »


Today ends an era at the California Building Industry Association. Bob Rivinius brings his storied 33 year career representing homebuilders to a close. CBPA President and CEO Rex Hime states, “CBIA has been one of CBPA’s staunchest allies in Sacramento and Bob has always been there when needed. He is a good friend to me and is one of the most More »


An op/ed penned by our very own Rex Hime, explains how what was once a useful and needed policy has become an anachronism that is hurting sales tax revenues in California. Thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued years before Internet commerce was prevalent, online retailers do not collect state sales taxes, but instead place the burden of reporting More »


Over the Legislative Summer Recess, that technically was deemed not a recess by legislative leaders, things were quiet in Sacramento and not much activity on the budget seemed to be happening. Apparently that was absolutely the case. But as time drags on and the state is nearing the point at which it runs out of cash, the rhetoric is heating up. Click More »

Ab 2492 Legislative Vehicle For Split Roll?

May 6, 2010

Here is a press release from Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) touting his desire to change Proposition 13 and create a split roll.  More »

Court Upholds Charging Fees To Project Opponents

Our friends at CBIA bring us the following legal update: The Second District Court of Appeal has approved a city’s right to charge a fee to a project opponent who appeals its CEQA decision from a planning commission to a city council. In Friends of Glendora v. City of Glendora, the City’s approval of a negative declaration (ND) pursuant to the California More »

AB 2640 Proposes Repeal Of Like Kind Exchanges

May 5, 2010

It is estimated that AB 2640 is at least a $350 million tax increase on our industry. A recently introduced piece of legislation in California is causing much consternation in the real estate industry. If enacted, AB 2640 (Arrambula; D – Fresno) would repeal Internal Revenue Code Section 1031, for California income tax purposes. The repeal would More »

Green California Summit and Exposition Free Pass

CBPA is a proud sponsor of the 2010 Green California Summit & Expo taking place at the Sacramento Convention Center March 15-17. The event is shaping up to be the biggest green government conference ever. Over 200 suppliers of green products and services and upwards of 6,000 attendees are expected. The Summit will feature keynote speakers, an educational More »

2010 Legislation – Need Your Help

May 4, 2010

In 2009, CBPA followed more than 500 bills that had a potential impact on our industry. Many of those bills do not make it through the process or were amended in a way that resolves our concerns. Now, the cycle starts over again. We are reading every bill and trying to identify issues that will impact our industry — however, we may not catch everything More »

Campaign Resource Website

The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) has developed a website as the “go-to” resource for information on California’s gubernatorial candidates, CalChamber2010.com. This resource provides first-of-its-kind comparisons of the three candidates.  More »