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HOUSING DENSITY BILL FAILS – TWICE

January 31, 2020

A measure that has made lots of headlines over the past year, that would set aside some local ordinances to clear the way for more dense housing near transit corridors, failed twice this week in two votes on the Senate Floor. SB 50 (Weiner; D-San Francisco) attempts to help break the housing logjam in the state by overriding local zoning rules to encourage More »

COMMUNITY AIR PROTECTION PROGRAM INPUT SOUGHT

Assembly Bill 617 signed into law in 2017, directs the California Air Resources Board to establish the Community Air Protection Program.  The program a community-focused action to reduce air pollution and improve public health in communities that experience disproportionate burdens from exposure to air pollutants. On September 27, 2018, the Board selected More »

LLC – BROKER BILL PASSES COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY

January 24, 2020

After years of trying, and months of negotiations with interested stakeholders, we are pleased to report that our sponsored bill, AB 687 (Daly; D-Anaheim) to allow limited liability companies (LLC) to operate as a real estate broker has moved through the Assembly Judiciary Committee and, yesterday, the Appropriations Committee, on bipartisan votes. Real More »

PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACTS – OPPOSE

As part of an employer coalition, we OPPOSE AB 790, which would require that targeted companies provide notices to personal service workers of another entity regarding the personal service workers’ right to form or assist labor organizations as permitted under federal law. Specifically, AB 790 requires that the Department of Industrial Relations identify More »

COMMUNITY AIR PROTECTION PROGRAM INPUT SOUGHT

Assembly Bill 617 signed into law in 2017, directs the California Air Resources Board to establish the Community Air Protection Program.  The program a community-focused action to reduce air pollution and improve public health in communities that experience disproportionate burdens from exposure to air pollutants. On September 27, 2018, the Board selected More »

NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS – INCLUDING LACTATION AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

On January 1, hundreds of new laws came into effect.  Our friends at Cox, Castle & Nicholson have provided some information on the high priority laws that our industry should be immediately aware of.  Many of these have been covered in past eWeeklys, but we are providing again because it’s so important your business know about these new laws More »

AG’S BIASED TITLE AND SUMMARY FOR SPLIT ROLL SPARKS OUTRAGE

October 25, 2019

The San Diego Union-Tribune published a scathing editorial opposing California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s biased title and summary for the split-roll measure. According to leadership at Californian’s to Stop Higher Property Taxes, the biased wording gives the proponents an unfair advantage at passing their $12.5 billion-a-year property More »

SPLIT ROLL PROPONENTS DECEIVING VOTERS FROM THE START

Proponents of the flawed $12.5 billion a year split-roll property tax measure have begun gathering signatures for their second, equally flawed split-roll property tax measure, which, if passed, will be the LARGEST TAX INCREASE IN CALIFORNIA HISTORY. The campaign, desperate for support, is deceiving voters as signature gathers are telling them that the More »

COMPANY DOWNSIZES OFFICE PORTFOLIO DUE TO SPECTRE OF SPLIT ROLL

If you are still wondering if the threat to destroy split roll is “real” and if it will have any impact on your business, just look at this recent announcement by Decron Properties that is divesting in California because of the potential that Prop. 13 protections will evaporate: “Decron Properties has sold Ocean Plaza, an 8.6-acre mixed-use office More »

LAWSUIT TRIES TO BRING SANITY TO PROP 65 LITIGATION

The California Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit in early October to stop the multitude of Proposition 65 warnings for the presence of acrylamide in food.  The lawsuit asks the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California to stop the Proposition 65 litigation over acrylamide in food. According to the Chamber, acrylamide is not a chemical More »