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 ...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Posted: November 17, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
BOMA California would like to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving and hope you get some time off.  California is a great state, we live in a wonderful country, and we have a lot to be thankful for.  We hope you get to spend some quality time with loved ones next week.  And take the time to reflect about the men and women in uniform who are serving our country overseas away from their families at this time.  Read More →

WEEKLY ALERT ON HIATUS

Posted: November 17, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Please note, the Weekly Alert will be on hiatus from now until the new year.  But don’t worry, if anything major happens, we’ll be sure to let you know.  We will return to our regular schedule on Friday, January 5, to bring you all the news, gossip, and inside-information from Sacramento.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, comments, or need information, please email Matthew Hargrove at mhargrove@cbpa.com.  Read More →

BILL IDEAS FOR 2018

Posted: November 17, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Before the Legislature reconvenes in January we need your ideas on proactive changes to the law that our industry should consider pursuing.  Are there issues in statute that could be made better, more efficacious?  Something not addressed in statute that should be?  Let us know so we can do the needed research and work with authors to get a bill introduced by the appropriate deadlines.  Read More →

STRATEGIC ISSUES CONFERENCE IN NAPA DEC 7-8

Posted: November 17, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Due to popular demand the 2017 Strategic Issues Conference will be moving back to its traditional Host City, Napa!  The event will be held on Thursday, December 7 and through Lunch on Friday, December 8. The Strategic Issues Conference is A BIG DEAL this year!  Co-Hosted by ten of the most highly regarded business groups in Sacramento, the conference will focus on the elections and politics that we can expect in 2018.  It’s a gubernatorial election year and there are some big propositions that ...

CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL JOINS AMICUS TO OVERTURN QUILL

Posted: November 3, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Yesterday, 35 State Attorneys General – including the Honorable Xavier Becerra from California – joined an amicus brief in support of South Dakota’s petition to the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Overstock and Newegg. The state of South Dakota has asked the Court to use its case as an opportunity to reconsider and overrule the 1992 Quill Corp. v. North Dakota decision, which forbids states from collecting sales tax from absentee retailers. According to our ...

L.A./LONG BEACH PORTS ADOPT ZERO EMISSIONS RULES

Posted: November 3, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Despite the fact that technology “isn’t ‘there’ yet,” the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have adopted a long-range plan to reduce air pollution – at the cost of nearly $14 billion.  Harbor commissioners voted unanimously to adopt 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update. The plan involves shifting the cargo handling and trucking industries away from fossil fuels and toward near-zero and zero-emissions technologies. The plan also anticipates that cleaner engines will power future container ...

TAXPAYER ADVOCATE RELEASES LEGISLATIVE “REPORT CARD”

Posted: November 3, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has released its 2017 Legislative Report Card grading lawmakers on legislative bills important to taxpayers.  The Report Card is a non-partisan tool to help taxpayers hold legislators accountable by tracking their individual votes. A record 79 legislators failed the scorecard while only 24 got a grade of “A.” “The trend is not good,” said HJTA President Jon Coupal.  “By approving major new burdens on middle class taxpayers, the current crop of Sacramento ...

CA PUBLIC SAFETY PARTNERSHIP TO ADDRESS CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORMS

Posted: November 3, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
At a press conference on Monday, October 30, the California Public Safety Partnership, led by Nina Salarno Besselman, President of Crime Victims United, along with Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert and Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D – Elk Grove) announce it will file a statewide ballot initiative to prevent the early release of child traffickers, rapists and other serious and violent offenders. These changes seek to undo some of the “reforms” of a recent ballot measure – ...

RENT CONTROL MAY “ROIL” 2018 BALLOT

Posted: November 3, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
As we have reported previously, one of the most hotly watched propositions currently out for signature is one that will repeal the Costa-Hawkins act and usher in a new era of rent-control proposals in California.  The 20-year old policy has been credited with increasing the housing supply in the State even while builders have to deal with a very unfriendly regulatory environment. Costa-Hawkins, passed in 1995, restricts the ability of local governments to impose rent control. Sponsors of the repeal ...
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