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NON-RESIDENTIAL HVAC STAKEHOLDER MEETING

March 10, 2017

The second set of Utility-Sponsored Stakeholder Meetings to discuss the 2019 Title 24, Part 6 non-residential HVAC topics will be held on March 15 and March 29, 2017 as online webinars. These meetings are part of the stakeholder outreach process undertaken by the Statewide Utility Codes and Standards Team in support of the development of California’s More »

SUPPORT FOR FEDERAL ADA REFORM!

February 10, 2017

A special thanks to our CA Members of Congress who have signed on to H.R. 620 Representatives Scott Peters (D; CD-52), Den Calvert (R; CD-42), Ami Bera (D; CD-7), and Jackie Speier (D; CD 14). We have joined a large coalition of stakeholders in Washington D.C. to applaud and support the introduction of H.R. 620, “The ADA Education and Reform Act.” More »

DROUGHT OVER IN NORTH; SOUTH STILL NEEDS WATER

The U.S. Drought Monitor says that another week of powerful storms has significantly eased the state’s water shortage. Nearly all of Northern California has been classified as out of drought conditions. Much of Southern California, however, remains in Moderate to Severe Drought conditions. However, with some traditionally wet days to come, officials More »

GOVERNOR SETS CA PRIORITIES FOR FED INFRASTRUCTURE BILL

California has released its list of infrastructure priorities for a potential federal funding package. The list consists mainly of major projects costing $100 million or more including new carpool and toll lanes, an earthquake early warning system, and high speed rail and the Delta tunnels. Although the Governor did include expansion of San Luis Reservoir More »

BUSINESS SUPPORTED EXPERT NAMED TO CAL/OSHA STANDARDS BOARD

With the support of the business community and the California Chamber of Commerce, Chris Laszcz-Davis was appointed this week to the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Laszcz-Davis fills a management representative seat on the seven-member Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, the standards-setting More »

NFIB RELEASES ITS “GOOD, BAD, AND THE UGLY”

Our close coalition partners in Sacramento, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), has released its annual list of good, bad, and really really bad bills. Nationally, NFIB has over 325,000 small business members and is an active force working the all the business groups on legislative and regulatory issues in California. We are aligned More »

STATE PERMITTING HEARING

The Little Hoover Commission will hold a hearing to closely examine the state’s permitting processes. Set for Thursday, February 23, 2017, the Commission will hold a public hearing on state permitting processes, after hearing reports from local regional and public agencies that permitting requirements are hindering infrastructure project work. Click More »

JOBKILLERS!

Although early in the legislative session, the California Chamber of Commerce has already tagged four bills as “job killers” – the worst of the worst bills that would have a negative impact on California’s economy if they become law. As a CalChamber member and coalition partner in Sacramento we stand with them to help modify or defeat these More »

INDUSTRIAL BUILDING LAWSUIT; OAKLAND GHOSTSHIP FIRE

February 3, 2017

Fallout from a fire in an industrial building that was being used for unpermitted residences and social functions continues, as the Bay Area News Group has stated it will sue for documents that address the city’s failure to shutter the building and save lives. “In a four-page letter sent to city officials Thursday, the two-month anniversary of the More »

WATER WATER EVERYWHERE IN THE NORTH

After several wet weeks in Northern California and the Sierra snowpack building ever higher, pumps in the Delta are at full throttle pushing excess rainwater to neighbors in the south. Although no one is declaring the drought over just yet, out of an abundance of caution, it looks like the cyclical nature of California’s climate is back to a “wet More »