THEY JUST CAN’T HELP THEMSELVES!

Posted: January 20, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
As much of America celebrates the recent tax bill signed at the federal level, cleaving less money from people’s paychecks, at least two legislators in California are fretting about the tax cut and have introduced a bill to levy a 10 percent “surcharge” on net earnings of more than $1 million dollars on California employers.  The tax would then be distributed to one of the many cause celebres – low-income workers, state-funded child care, early childhood education, health care, college financial ...

DUAL AGENCY BILL STALLS IN COMMITTEE

Posted: January 20, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The bill that originally attempted to ban dual agency in the State of California, AB 1059 (Gonzalez-Fletcher; D-San Diego), will not move forward this year with the passage of a legislative deadline today.  After many hours of working with the Author and the Assembly Judiciary Committee on new language that moved away from the outright ban and sought to create an additional disclosure, consensus language was not achieved in time for this bill to move forward. The bill proponents have been invited ...

SPLIT ROLL — THE BATTLE HAS BEGUN!

Posted: January 20, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
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 the state, to educate members about the proposal, get companies focused and ready to push back on the measure, and, most importantly, begin the ...

GROUPS THINK 2018 IS THE YEAR TO DISMANTLE PROP 13

Posted: January 20, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Here is an article about the Split Roll initiative that goes into some detail about the far-left political organizations that are funding the effort to dismantle Proposition 13.  According to the article supporters include community groups in the “Make It Fair” coalition, an alliance of community-based organizations, the Courage Campaign and the League of Women Voters, who opposed Prop. 13 when it originally passed. The article states that “among those on the initiative’s steering committee ...

IMMIGRANT WORKER PROTECTION ACT – UPDATE

Posted: January 20, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
This is an update to the story we brought you last week regarding the new Immigrant Worker Protection Act.  California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has stated his office will go after companies that are coordinating with federal authorities. Click here to read the article. Here is the original story from last week: On January 1, 2018, the new Immigrant Worker Protection Act (AB 450), became effective. The law is designed to protect an estimated three million plus undocumented Californian employees, ...

THEY’RE BACK!

Posted: January 11, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The California Legislature has returned to a flurry of activity after taking its Interim Recess and going into deep hibernation over the holidays.  Now the second half of the 2017-18 Session begins – and to add to the fun, it’s an Election Year!  Almost immediately upon returning for their opening Session on Monday, scores of new bills were introduced, picking up right where they left off on issues such as the immigration, labor laws, and taxes.  Read More →

SPLIT ROLL — THE BATTLE HAS BEGUN!

Posted: January 11, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
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. Under the proposal, all business properties will be reassessed to 2020 values and will be reassessed every three years thereafter.  Commercial property will lose any certainty and one can only imagine the impact and cost ...

DUAL AGENCY BAN IS BACK! HEARING ON TUESDAY

Posted: January 11, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The bill that would ban dual agency in the State of California that was stalled last year, has been revived and will be heard on Tuesday. As written, AB 1059 (Gonzalez-Fletcher; D-San Diego), would prohibit an agent from acting as a dual agent in a commercial real estate transaction. However, after many hours of working with the Author and the Assembly Judiciary Committee, new language has been written that will be considered on Tuesday.  The author has stated that she is not going to move forward ...

SOCAL GAS MORATORIUM

Posted: January 11, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Over 700 businesses in the Los Angeles County area will be affected by a proposed Gas Moratorium. This includes hospitals, restaurants, schools, and retail stores. A huge coalition of businesses and local government have banded together to try to stop this ill-advised natural gas moratorium in Los Angeles County. Please help us by signing and sharing this petition with friends and family in the Los Angeles area that could be affected. We have until January 11th to make our voices heard! This moratorium ...

STRATEGIC ISSUES CONFERENCE – HUGE SUCCESS!

Posted: January 11, 2018 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Early last month, CBPA co-hosted another very successful Strategic Issues Conference in Napa, California. Ten major business groups brought in their industry leaders to discuss where California is heading and to interact with top policymakers from the Legislature and almost all the major gubernatorial candidates. Assemblymembers Brian Dahle, Ian Calderon, Tim Grayson, Anna Caballero and Sharon Quirk-Silva attended and laid out their legislative priorities regarding multiple business-related topics. Darius ...
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