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BOMA CALIFORNIA Weekly Update- April 30, 2021

Posted: May 1, 2021 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
AB 255 – GOOD NEWS! We have some good news to report on AB 255 (Muratsuchi; D-Torrance), a bill we oppose in its current form, dubbed the “COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Eviction and Rent Relief Act.” The bill currently seeks to allow one business in a valid private contract to withhold payments for commercial rent owed.  However, amendments have been crafted by the Assembly Judiciary Committee that are designed to address many of the issues that a coalition of 26 business groups have ...

BOMA CALIFORNIA Weekly Update- April 23, 2021

Posted: April 24, 2021 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
GOVERNOR SEEKS TO PHASE OUT OIL EXTRACTION – DECLARES DROUGHT In a surprise move, and just days after a similar bill was defeated in the Legislature, Governor Newsom directed the Department of Conservation’s Geologic Energy Management (CalGEM) Division to initiate regulatory action to end the issuance of new permits for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) by January 2024. And even more disturbing, he requested that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) analyze how to phase out oil extraction ...

BOMA CALIFORNIA Weekly Update- April 9, 2021

Posted: April 10, 2021 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
INDUSTRYWIDE LEGISLATIVE MEETING! Yesterday on Zoom over eighty leaders/experts from the commercial real estate industry gathered to review more than 540 pieces of legislation that may impact your business. Legislators have introduced over 2,400 bills, since January, and all of those bills have been reviewed and analyzed by multiple committees of experts representing owners and/or managers of retail, industrial, office, and mixed-use properties; we also had several lawyer’s expert in environmental ...

BOMA CALIFORNIA Weekly Update- March 26, 2021

Posted: March 26, 2021 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
JOB KILLER LIST RELEASED The California Chamber of Commerce released its preliminary list of “Job Killers” which it uses to call attention to the negative impact that 18 proposed measures would have on California’s job climate and economic recovery if they were to become law. As a proud member of the CalChamber and an allied member of the business coalition, we have the opportunity to provide input to the list and do everything we can to make sure that issues impacting the commercial real estate ...

BOMA CALIFORNIA Weekly Update- March 19, 2021

Posted: March 19, 2021 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
 WAREHOUSE BILL CAUSES CONCERN  Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes (D-Gran Terrance) has announced that she intends to amend her bill, AB 1547, with language that many warehouse owners and tenants believe will continue to drive companies out of the State of California with another policy that will make it very difficult to operate any type of industrial warehouse or logistics center as it may give unprecedented tools to nearby NIMBYs to fight new projects. According to the author’s office, AB ...

BOMA CALIFORNIA Weekly Update- March 12, 2021

Posted: March 13, 2021 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
SCAQMD WAREHOUSE INDIRECT SOURCE RULE OPPOSED Last week, joining a broad chorus of opposition, California Business Properties Association representing over 400 individual companies and every major commercial real estate association sent a letter in opposition to the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) proposed Warehouse Indirect Source Rule (ISR). On behalf of the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate sectors, CBPA expressed concerns that the draft ISR Warehouse Actions ...

BOMA CALIFORNIA Weekly Update- March 5, 2021

Posted: March 5, 2021 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
COMMERCIAL EVICTION EXECUTIVE ORDER EXTENDED Yesterday the Governor extended the authority for local government to adopt a commercial eviction moratorium through Executive Order N-03-21 to June 30th, 2021. The purpose of the extension is to put the date into alignment with the residential eviction laws – however, at this point none of the other provisions in statute regarding residential evictions pertain to commercial. Please remember, there is no statewide policy on this, as a local government ...

BOMA CALIFORNIA Weekly Update- February 26, 2021

Posted: February 26, 2021 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
2,369 LEGISLATIVE BILLS INTRODUCED IN CA STATE LEGISLATURE  Last Friday was the California State Legislature’s “Bill Introduction Deadline,” and the tidal wave of bills that were introduced totals 2,369 pieces of legislation to deal with for 2021.  When you add in resolutions and other types of non-binding bills the number climbs to 2,476 bills! Your staff in Sacramento reads every single one of these bills and will start working with our own legislative committees and subject matter experts ...

BOMA CALIFORNIA Weekly Update- February 19, 2021

Posted: February 20, 2021 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
BILL INTRODUCTION DEADLINE TODAY!  Today is the California State Legislature’s “Bill Introduction Deadline,” and as of today we have already seen more than 2,000 new legislative bills introduced on a wide variety of topics. Your staff in Sacramento reads every single one of these bills and will start working with our own legislative committees and subject matter experts to identify those that have an impact on your business, tenants, and those you do business with, and will work to support ...

BOMA CALIFORNIA Weekly Update- February 12, 2021

Posted: February 13, 2021 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
WAVE OF LEGISLATIVE BILLS COMING! With one week to go until the California State Legislature’s “Bill Introduction Deadline,” we have already seen more than 1,100 new legislative bills introduced, on a wide variety of topics.  But wait, there’s more.  A lot more.  In the next seven days we expect that number to more than double.  The dribble of bills will become a tsunami of new legislation. Your staff in Sacramento reads every single one of these bills and will start working with our ...
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