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BILLS VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR

October 20, 2017

Finally, here are some bills vetoed by the Governor that we were happy he did not sign into law, as we opposed most of them: AB 248 (Reyes D) Hazardous waste: facilities: permits. (OPPOSE) AB 890 (Medina D) Land use: planning and zoning: initiatives. (OPPOSE) AB 978 (Limón D) Employment safety: injury and illness prevention program. (OPPOSE) AB 1179 More »

STRATEGIC ISSUES CONFERENCE- DECEMBER 7-8, NAPA, CALIFORNIA

TEN major groups have come together to host an event you don’t want to miss! California Business Properties Association (CBPA), the American Council for Engineering Companies (ACEC), the Building Owners and Managers of California (BOMA CAL), the California Alliance for Jobs (CAJ), the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), the California More »

L.A. COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL TAX

September 29, 2017

On behalf of our industry, we have requested that Governor Brown veto AB 1180 (Holden; D-Los Angeles), legislation that seeks to allow Los Angeles County Flood Control District to levy special taxes to manage stormwater, because it lacks basic taxpayer safeguards. While our industry understands the intent of this action and share the common goals of More »

PACE BILLS SUPPORTED

On behalf of our industry, we have requested that Governor Brown sign two bills enhancing to the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. We believe that AB 1284 (Dababneh; D-Encino) will strengthen the consumer protections associated with PACE financing. This measure builds upon the nation-leading PACE disclosures put in place last year. In More »

WATER BILL SAVING ACT

On behalf of our industry, we have requested that Governor Brown sign AB 564 (McGuire; D-Healdsburg) which creates the “Water Bill Savings Act.” The Act allows local agencies to issue bonds to fund the purchase and distribution of drought tolerant landscapes, upgrades to hot water systems, gray water systems, high efficiency toilets, and high efficiency More »

MANDATOR BENCHMARKING REGULATIONS

Regulations to guide California’s implementation of the state’s mandatory benchmarking law are in the final stages of being finalized. Basically, if you will have to benchmark any building over 50,000 s.f. and report that information to the CEC. The regulations are a bit more complicated, as they get into lots of detail about many compliance scenarios. More »

GOOD NEWS FOR NEWHALL RANCH

Great new for sustainable development in California. A settlement has been reached in the decades long battle to build Newhall Ranch, a development in the Santa Clarita Valley city of Valencia. Reportedly, the deal will allow the $13 billion, 21,500-home Newhall Ranch project, move forward without lawsuit entanglements from environmental groups. FivePoint More »

STRATEGIC ISSUES CONFERENCE- DECEMBER 7-8, NAPA, CALIFORNIA

TEN major groups have come together to host an event you don’t want to miss! California Business Properties Association (CBPA), the American Council for Engineering Companies (ACEC), the Building Owners and Managers of California (BOMA CAL), the California Alliance for Jobs (CAJ), the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), the California More »

LOTS OF BILLS STOPPED IN THE LEGISLATURE

September 22, 2017

Last Saturday the California State Legislature Adjourned for the year. With a two-thirds vote Democrat party supermajority in both houses, many bills of concern and many we like, actually, were sent to the Governor, some with last minute changes, and we are working with our members to assess the good, the bad, and the hopefully vetoed. However, not More »

WATERS OF THE STATE

The commercial real estate industry, along with a broad coalition of other groups, have submitted a comment letter on the State Wetland Definition and Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Materials to Waters of the State, formerly known as the Wetland and Riparian Area Protection Policy, as there are significant concerns with how the procedures More »

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