CBPA BOARD MEETS MAKES SEVERAL ENDORSEMENTS

Posted: February 24, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
At its Board of Directors meeting earlier this week, California Business Properties Association leadership discussed a broad range of topics impacting the commercial real estate industry and voted to take positions on several statewide ballot measures this Fall. Under a 2011 law signed by Governor Brown, proposals submitted by the public only appear on the November ballot, along with General Election votes.  There are currently over a dozen measures attempting to make it on that ballot, including ...

CBPA ENDORSES ELENI KOUNALAKIS FOR LT. GOVERNOR

Posted: February 24, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
After hearing a direct presentation from Ms. Kounalakis at the November Board meeting in Napa and studying her stances on the issues and past experience with commercial real estate, CBPA has chosen to ENDORSE Eleni Kounalakis in her race to be the next Lt. Governor for the State of California.  Click here to read more information about her candidacy.  Read More →

CBPA ENDORSES PROPOSITION 69 – PROTECTS NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDS

Posted: February 23, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The CBPA Board also unanimously voted to endorse Proposition 69, the Transportation Taxes and Fees Lockbox and Appropriations Limit Exemption Amendment, is on the ballot for the June ballot as it was placed by the Legislature. Prop. 69 is a Constitutional Amendment that will ban lawmakers from diverting new diesel sales tax revenues and/or new vehicle registration fees away from transportation efforts. This measure was part of a legislative package that included the SB 1 transportation funding ...

CBPA ENDORSES WATER BOND MEASURES

Posted: February 23, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The CBPA board also endorsed two water bond measures. The first, Proposition 68 The Parks, Environment, and Water Bond, was approved for consideration by the Legislature and will be on June ballot.  If approved, the measure would authorize $4 billion in general obligation bonds for state and local parks, environmental protection and restoration projects, and, most importantly, water infrastructure and flood protection projects. The second water bond measure supported by CBPA is currently out for ...

CBPA OPPOSES RENT CONTROL MEASURE

Posted: February 23, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The CBPA Board voted unanimously to oppose a ballot measure that is currently out for signatures known as “The California Local Rent Control Initiative.”  The measure would repeal Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, a law designed to prohibit local government from enacting rent control on buildings first occupied after 1995.  According to a recent fiscal impact statement, this measure will cost local government and the real estate industry tens of millions of dollars.  This measure will also ...

E-FAIRNESS LITIGATION GOES TO SCOTUS

Posted: February 23, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
South Dakota v. Wayfair, et al, will be argued on April 17th in front of the Supreme Court of the United States.  This is one of the first dates that the case could have been scheduled on the SCOTUS calendar.  Click here for more information.  Read More →

SOCALGAS RESTAURANT REBATES AVAILABLE

Posted: February 23, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Do any of your properties in the SoCalGas service area have a free-standing restaurant?  If so, read further for an opportunity to get free money! The “Restaurant Refresh” program makes it easy for SoCalGas customers to identify ways to reduce operating costs and improve facility performance. Participants receive no-cost, customized guidance on their facility’s efficiency, energy and water-saving upgrades, rebate application support, and financing options. Frontier Energy is working with SoCalGas ...

INDUSTRY SUPPORTED ADA PASSES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Posted: February 17, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Thanks to everyone in our industry that placed a call, visited a congressional office, wrote a letter, travelled to D.C., and/or supported all our national groups’ efforts over the past year, H.R. 620 this week passed the House of Representatives.  Thank you! On Thursday, most House Republicans and a handful of Democrats passed the bill on a 225-192 vote. All fourteen California Republicans and six (6) California Democrats voted “yes,” while thirty-one (31) California Democrats voted “Nay,” ...

INDOOR HEAT REGULATIONS

Posted: February 17, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The State of California is working on writing “Indoor Heat Regulations” as required by Senate Bill 1176, signed into law by Governor Brown in 2016.  As required by Labor Code Section 6720, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) is convening an advisory meeting to develop a proposed regulation for minimizing heat-related illness among workers in indoor places of employment. You are not reading that wrong.  This is a regulation on “indoor” heat illness. You can read the draft ...

SOCALGAS RESTAURANT REBATES AVAILABLE

Posted: February 17, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Do any of your properties in the SoCalGas service area have a free-standing restaurant?  If so, read further for an opportunity to get free money! The “Restaurant Refresh” program makes it easy for SoCalGas customers to identify ways to reduce operating costs and improve facility performance. Participants receive no-cost, customized guidance on their facility’s efficiency, energy and water-saving upgrades, rebate application support, and financing options. Frontier Energy is working with SoCalGas ...
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