PLEASE TAKE THE ARB CHARGING STATION SURVEY

Posted: April 12, 2019 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is tasked with leading the state’s effort to reduce carbon emissions.  Many strategies are being employed but one that impacts our industry the most is increased energy efficiency through the state building code. CARB is collecting anonymous data to measure the conversion rate of electric vehicle (EV) Capable spaces to EV charging spaces in new commercial buildings in California.  EV Capable spaces are parking spaces that include basic EV charging ...

CBPA BOARD MEETS – ENDORSES HIME FOR SENATE!

Posted: March 1, 2019 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
This week the Board of Directors for the California Business Properties Association met in Sacramento for its annual meeting, had lunch with several new legislators to discuss issues important to the commercial, retail, and industrial real estate industry, and heartily endorsed long time President and CEO Rex Hime in his bid to earn the Senate District 1 seat recently vacated. The CBPA Board joins several other major industry groups in giving Rex their endorsement.  Other groups including statewide ...

STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED IN FIVE COUNTIES

Posted: March 1, 2019 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Fires now floods.  As severe winter storms continue across California, Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an emergency proclamation for the counties of Amador, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino and Sonoma to help communities respond to and recover from dangerous flooding, mudslides and damage to critical infrastructure. On February 21, the Governor previously issued emergency proclamations for the counties of Calaveras, El Dorado, Humboldt, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Orange, Riverside, ...

MAINSTREET FAIRNESS – ONLINE SALES TAX – WAYFAIR DECISION

Posted: March 1, 2019 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Legislation clarifying the new rules-of-the-road for collection of online sales tax passed committee earlier this week.  Years ago, CBPA was one of the first to support legislation in California that forced online retailers to collect sales tax in the same manner that brick-and-mortar California businesses had to. California Retailers Association are now taking the lead of a coalition that includes all of our commercial, retail, and industrial real estate groups and is working to clarify how to ...

WATERS OF THE US PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

Posted: March 1, 2019 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers are accepting public comments on proposed revisions to what defines “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under federal law. The changes are intended to provide clarity as to which bodies of water should be covered by the Clean Water Act. This move replaces an earlier revision announced in 2015 under the Obama administration. WOTUS is an important issue for the commercial, retail, and industrial real estate industry, since understanding ...

INDOOR HEAT ILLNESS REGULATIONS

Posted: March 1, 2019 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Our industry has submitted comments on new regulations the state is drafting regarding Indoor Heat Illness. In 2005, California became the first state—and still the only state in the nation—to adopt a heat illness prevention standard to protect outdoor workers (California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 3395). The outdoor heat illness prevention standard requires employers to provide outdoor workers with water, shade, rest breaks, and training. Known as the high heat provisions, additional ...

2020 SPLIT ROLL MEASURE MUST BE DEFEATED

Posted: March 1, 2019 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
(Note: we are re-running this story because its importance cannot be overstated.) 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 Howard Jarvis is one of the only protections that you have against unimpeded ...

2020 SPLIT ROLL MEASURE MUST BE DEFEATED

Posted: February 15, 2019 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
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 Howard Jarvis is one of the only protections that you have against unimpeded increased in your property taxes – and now it is under serious threat. Californians ...

MORE REAL GROUPS SUPPORT HIME FOR SENATE

Posted: February 15, 2019 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
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 research listing services, contracts and legal resources, and ongoing education.  AIR CRE has hailed Rex’s work for his years of fighting for ...

SUPPORT FOR RENTER RELIEF MEASURE

Posted: February 15, 2019 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
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 be addressed and this is just one of many reforms we should enact to help our fellow citizens.  We must also look at other solutions to increase our ...
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