NEWSOM RAISES BEAUCOUP BUCKS

Posted: February 2, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Campaign finance reports filed this week show Gavin Newsom with more cash on hands than all of his rivals – combined! The sitting Lt. Governor and former Mayor of San Francisco reported raising $4.6 million in the final six months of 2017, and combined with previously raised funds, he has $19.5 million cash on hand. Here is the list of the current candidates and how much cash they have on hand:   Gavin Newsom (D) – $19,522,301 John Chiang (D) – $8,990,384 Antonio Villaraigosa ...

MORE JOB KILLER BILLS DEFEATED

Posted: February 2, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Several CalChamber-tagged “Job Killer” bills that remained eligible for consideration this year failed to advance in the Assembly this month. Falling short of votes needed to pass an Assembly policy committee was a bill that would have reduced rental housing supply, AB 1506 (Bloom; D-Santa Monica). Held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee were an unfair scheduling mandate, AB 5 (Gonzalez Fletcher; D-San Diego and Kalra; D-San Jose), and a targeted tax on contractors, AB 43 (Thurmond; ...

STATE OF THE STATE SPEECH

Posted: January 26, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Governor Brown yesterday delivered his sixteenth – and final – State of the State Speech setting a record for longevity that no other Governor has ever seen. From the Governor’s press release: “In his remarks, the Governor pointed to a number of far-reaching, bipartisan measures passed in recent years – from pension and workers’ compensation reform to the Water Bond, Rainy Day Fund and the Cap-and-Trade Program – that demonstrate some American governments can actually get things ...

ZERO-EMISSION VEHICLE EXECUTIVE ORDER

Posted: January 26, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Stating that he is “taking action to further California’s climate leadership,” Governor Brown signed an executive order to boost the supply of zero-emission vehicles and charging and refueling stations in California. The Governor also detailed the new plan for investing $1.25 billion in cap-and-trade auction proceeds to reduce carbon pollution and improve public health and the environment.  “This executive order aims to curb carbon pollution from cars and trucks and boost the number of zero-emission ...

EXECUTIVE ORDER B-48-18; ZERO EMISSION VEHICLES

Posted: January 26, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The new executive order on Zero Emission Vehicles includes the following directives to State Agencies:   That all State entities work with the private sector and all appropriate levels of government to put at least 5 million zero-emission vehicles on California roads by 2030.   That all State entities work with the private sector and all appropriate levels of government to spur the construction and installation of 200 hydrogen fueling stations and 250,000 zero-emission vehicle chargers, ...

WATER STORAGE INVESTMENT PROGRAM

Posted: January 26, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The commercial real estate industry along with a coalition of many other groups have sent the following message to the CA Water Commission in support of water storage expenditures from Proposition 1, Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act, funds. We supported Proposition 1 because we saw an opportunity to create more water storage. The voters made it abundantly clear in 2014 when they voted for the bond that additional water storage was very important in anticipation of future ...

SOCIAL JUSTICE LEADERS RELEASE POWERFUL VIDEO CALLING FOR CEQA REFORM

Posted: January 26, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
A coalition of community leaders, opinion makers and minority advocates who support meaningful reforms aimed at easing California’s chronic housing crisis, called the “Two Hundred,” has released a video which exposes how the abuse of CEQA litigation drives up costs of homes and contributes to the serious back-log of housing and infrastructure needed in California communities. We recommend to all that you view this powerful video and share with others. We believe it is very fair to say that ...

URBAN GREENING GRANT PROGRAM- ROUND TWO

Posted: January 26, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The California Natural Resources Agency has announced the open solicitation period for the Urban Greening Grant Program.   You are encouraged to review the guidelines as your project may be eligible for grant funds. The Urban Greening Program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged ...

SPLIT ROLL — THE BATTLE HAS BEGUN!

Posted: January 26, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
We can’t repeat this story too many times, so we are presenting it again.  Activists want to raise your property taxes and are coming after you! In December, a split roll tax initiative was filed by California Calls and the League of Women Voters.  California Calls is a grassroots mobilization group typically funded by far-left advocacy groups.  This filing means the groups have begun the clock on collecting signatures. This week, CBPA held a call with over 100 real estate industry leaders across ...

SOCIAL JUSTICE LEADERS RELEASE POWERFUL VIDEO CALLING FOR CEQA REFORM

Posted: January 20, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
A coalition of community leaders, opinion makers and minority advocates who support meaningful reforms aimed at easing California’s chronic housing crisis, called the “Two Hundred,” has released a video which exposes how the abuse of CEQA litigation drives up costs of homes and contributes to the serious back-log of housing and infrastructure needs in California communities. We recommend to all that you view this powerful video and share with others. We believe it is very fair to say that one ...
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