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 ...

UPDATE ON DUAL AGENCY AND SPLIT ROLL

Posted: February 17, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
AIR CRE invited CBPA’s Matthew Hargrove to address their 25th Annual Market Review and Forecast and talk about issues impacting commercial real estate including the split roll property tax measure current wending its way through the process.  Click here to see AIR CRE’s video and read the write-up.  Read More →

WATERS OF THE STATE RULEMAKING

Posted: February 17, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
This morning, a large coalition of like-minded stakeholders, met to discuss the status of the State Water Board’s plan to revise the Waters of the State Rulemaking.  We are currently waiting on a revised draft.  The Water Board originally wanted to release the draft in early February to prepare for board action on March 6th.  Although the original timeline for this revision has passed, that does not mean that the plans are not moving forward, and we need to be prepared. The State Water Board’s ...

WORKSHOP TO DISCUSS SB 350 INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLANS

Posted: February 17, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
California Air Resources Board is hosting a public workshop on Friday, March 2, 2018, to discuss Senate Bill 350 (SB 350) and establish greenhouse gas emissions reductions planning targets as part of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) process.  We are seeking your input and encouraging companies that can, to participate directly. This workshop will commence CARB’s public process to establish greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions planning targets as part of the IRP process pursuant to SB 350. ...

INDUSTRY SUPPORTED ADA BILL UP FOR VOTE NEXT WEEK ***ACTION***

Posted: February 12, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
We are happy to report that the House Judiciary Subcommittee approved H.R. 620, The ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, by a vote of 15 to 9, last year and the bill is supposed to be up for a floor vote as soon as next week.  Please call your representative and ask them to support the measure.  Introduced by Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX), Scott Peters (D-CA), Ken Calvert (R-CA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Michael Conaway (R-TX), and Ami Bera (D-CA), the bipartisan legislation addresses an unintended ...

FEDERAL BUDGET SIGNED TODAY

Posted: February 12, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Here is almost a real-time update on the federal budget from our friend John Bryant, Vice President, Advocacy, Codes and Standards, at BOMA International.  Over the year, BOMA as well as ICSC, NAIOP, RILA, and IREM, have been working together in D.C. to make sure that commercial real estate interests are strongly advocate for as part of any budget deal. Earlier this morning, President Trump signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R. 1892), setting budget parameters for the federal government ...

NEW PPIC POLL SHOWS ENCOURAGING LACK OF SUPPORT FOR SPLIT ROLL; CLOSE GOVS RACE

Posted: February 12, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
A new PPIC Poll shows that likely voters are divided about the idea of removing property tax protections on commercial property provided by Proposition 13.  According to a release by the poll authors, “a proposed measure would tax commercial properties according to their fair market value but not lift Proposition 13 limits on residential property taxes—creating a ‘split roll’ tax system. While 46 percent favor the idea, 43 percent are opposed and 11 percent don’t know. Support for this ...
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