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2020 SPLIT ROLL MEASURE MUST BE DEFEATED

February 15, 2019

Rex S. Hime, President & CEO California Business Properties Association, has penned the following op/ed regarding the ongoing battle to protect Proposition 13.  You are highly encouraged to share this article and/or run it in your own publications: Proposition 13 has been protecting taxpayers in California since 1978.  This measure created by More »

MORE REAL GROUPS SUPPORT HIME FOR SENATE

Two more major commercial real estate groups have endorsed Rex Hime for Senate supporting the long-time advocate for the many small businesses that make up this industry. AIR Commercial Real Estate is an innovative, member-owned platform that provides commercial real estate professionals with tools they need to be successful providing a system of market More »

SUPPORT FOR RENTER RELIEF MEASURE

We have moved quickly to support a measure that will provide some relief to our state’s 2.4 million renters.  SB 248 jointly introduced by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) and Senator Steven Glazer (D-Orinda) would expand and reform California’s renter’s credit for the first time in 40 years. “The housing crisis in California must More »

CSLB URGED TO CLARIFY WHO CAN INSTALL BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE

Battery energy storage systems are rapidly expanding and being installed in schools, hospitals, businesses and homes throughout the state. Battery storage is a key technology to help California meet our clean energy and emissions reduction goals and expand the adoption of solar, wind, and other clean energy sources. The Contractors State License Board’s More »

TEJON RANCH AND MAJESTIC LAND MAJOR DISTRIBUTION CENTER

Tejon Ranch announced that it has agreed to terms on a lease with a company that will relocate its western US distribution operations from the Los Angeles area to the Tejon Ranch Commerce Center (TRCC) in the fourth quarter of this year. The company, which wishes to remain anonymous for the time being due to competitive reasons, will occupy approximately More »

COMMERCIAL ENERGY CODE WORK BEGINS

The California Energy Commission will begin work on the 2023 Standards next week, kicking off with a meeting of representatives from Industry and other stakeholders.  2023 is not a misprint. The California Energy Commission has already kicked off the development of the next set of energy efficiency building standards and if they stay on track, this More »

CBSC LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

The California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) launched a new website to a more modern and intuitive format and is also being updated to better serve you. The new CBSC website address is https://www.dgs.ca.gov/bsc. The content from their current website has been migrated and integrated with all the new information.  California’s building codes More »

WILL CEQA REFORM EVER HAPPEN?

January 18, 2019

Addressing issues related to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) a measure that which was initially meant to bring sunshine to government projects but has morphed into a significant burden on the private sector, is always on the minds on Capitol denizens.  Every year it seems that politicians and Governors from both parties say, they are More »

CEQA LAWSUIT FOCUSES ON FRIVOLOUS LITIGATION

And if the Governor, Legislature, and interest groups in Sacramento cannot come together to bring some sanity to frivolous CEQA lawsuits, there is always the hope that the courts will rein-them-in. To that end, we are closely watching a new lawsuit filed on behalf of the Icon Group against the carpenters and laborers union claiming the unions file CEQA More »

BUSINESS GROUPS MEET WITH NEW BUDGET DIRECTOR

On Monday, CBPA, along with other significant business advocacy groups, were included in a luncheon organized by the CalChamber with the Governor’s newly appointed Director of Finance, Keely Martin Bosler. The presentation was tailored to business interests and reviewed the budget from a fiscal point-of-view.  “We are in extraordinary times right More »

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