HIGH PRIORITY BILLS VETOED (SUMMARY)

Posted: October 6, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
AB 2280 (Alejo) Community Revitalization and Investment Authorities. SUPPORT  AB 2493 (Bloom) Redevelopment dissolution: housing projects: bond proceeds. SUPPORT  AB 543 (Campos) California Environmental Quality Act: translation. OPPOSE  SB 812 (de Leon) Hazardous waste. OPPOSE  SB 1350 (Lara) Baby diaper changing accommodations. OPPOSE  SB 1358 (Wolk) Baby diaper changing stations. OPPOSE   Read More →

HIGH PRIORITY BILLS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR (SUMMARY)

Posted: October 6, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
AB 52 (Gatto) Native Americans: California Environmental Quality Act. NEUTRAL  AB 1471 (Rendon) Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. SUPPORT  AB 1711 (Cooley) Administrative Procedures Act: economic impact assessment. SUPPORT  AB 1897 (Hernandez) Labor contracting: client liability. OPPOSE  AB 2104 (Gonzalez) Common interest developments: water-efficient landscapes. SUPPORT  AB 2109 (Daly) Controller: reports: parcel taxes. SUPPORT  AB 2282 (Gatto) Building ...

ADVOCACY GROUP OPPOSES EV CHARGING REGS

Posted: October 6, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Advocates for the disabled community are registering strong opposition to EV-Charging standards being proposed by the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).  While HCD’s EV-Ready standards were adopted by the Building Standards Commission (BSC) back in July, there is still one item related to new apartment construction awaiting action when the BSC convenes in October. Specifically, HCD is proposing certain accessibility parking requirements be met if and when an apartment owner ...

BABY CHANGING STATION MANDATES VETOED

Posted: October 6, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Using the exact same language in a pair of vetoes, Governor Brown has rejected bills that would have mandated baby changing stations in most new restrooms and renovations.  Although both authors took language from us to make the bills less onerous, we agree with the Governor’s assessment of these bills: “At a time when so many have raised concerns about the number of regulations in California, I believe it would be more prudent to leave the matter of diaper changing stations to the private sector.  ...

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION BILL SIGNED

Posted: October 6, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Governor Brown has signed a bundle of seven bill’s meant to “strengthen the electric vehicle market,” in California.  Below is a list to all of the bills, many of which will not have a direct/huge impact on your operations.  However, one bill is directed specifically at commercial real estate: AB 2565 by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance): Requires commercial and residential property owners to approve installation of an electric vehicle charging station by renters, so long as the ...

GROUNDWATER LEGISLATION SIGNED

Posted: October 6, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Governor Brown has signed three bills, SB 1168 (Pavley), AB 1739 (Dickinson), and SB 1319 (Torres), into law that will regulate groundwater management.  The new laws, take effect in January, target areas where groundwater basins are being depleted faster than they are being replenished.  The laws, among other things, give local agencies two years to create a groundwater sustainability agency, which in turn has up to five years to develop a plan for managing wells and pumping so that the groundwater ...

ELECTION REMINDERS

Posted: October 6, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The General Election is Tuesday, November 4, 2014 – this is an important election with many propositions and candidates on vying for your vote.  The last day to register to vote is October 20, 2014, and the last day to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot is October 28. Vote.  Its extremely important.  Read More →

2014 WATER BOND AND OTHER PROPOSITIONS

Posted: October 6, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
CBPA supports the Water Bond which will be on the November Ballot as Proposition 1.  The measure replaces a previously planned water bond that was pulled from the ballot, with a $7.5 billion bond, and will help provide much needed water infrastructure. The Secretary of State’s website provides information on all the ballot propositions.  Click here for the list. And our friends at the CalChamber have weighed in with some recommendations on five of the eight measures: CALCHAMBER SUPPORTS PROPS ...

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES SUMMIT

Posted: October 6, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
From October 20-22, 2014 in downtown San Francisco, the Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council made up of California’s Investor Owned Utilities, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Los Angeles Department and Water and Power, the Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission, will host the 6th Biennial Emerging Technologies Summit.  The Summit will gather more than 500 stakeholders in the energy efficiency and demand response sectors to learn, ideate and debate the ...

GOVERNOR SIGN/VETO DEADLINE LOOMS

Posted: September 29, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The Governor has until Midnight this Tuesday, September 30, to wade through all the bills on his desk.  We are still watching closely for the outcome of several bills.  Below are quick updates on bills we are waiting for action on.  Read More →
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