Weekly Update- 10-9-2020

Posted: October 10, 2020 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
PROPOSITIONS IN NOVEMBER There are a lot of propositions on the ballot, but here are the two we care about most: Prop 15 – Split Roll Property Tax – VOTE NO! Prop 21 – Statewide Rent Control – VOTE NO! Please help us defeat split roll property tax and statewide rent control by voting NO on these measures. Encourage everyone you know to do the same!   TENANT AND LANDLORD RESOURCES WEBSITE As part of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the State of California has launched a website to assist ...

Weekly Update- October 2, 2020

Posted: October 3, 2020 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
PROP 15: “NO. 1 TARGET ON THE BALLOT MAY BE A CLOSE CALL” CBPA’s President and CEO – and one of the state’s main Champions fighting against the split roll property tax measure – Rex Hime is quoted extensively in this story by BisNow: “California’s commercial real estate industry is preparing for the home stretch of an election campaign that could have major consequences for the state’s property owners and businesses. “Thus far, it is shaping up to be a close call, at least ...

Weekly Update- September 18, 2020

Posted: September 18, 2020 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
POLL SHOWS SPLIT ROLL SLIPPING BUT STILL WITH A MAJORITY The latest poll from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) shows Prop 15, the measure to repeal Prop 13 protection from businesses, shows the measure losing support as we near election day, but still clinging on to a slim majority. Rex S. Hime, President and CEO, California Business Properties Association, responded with the following statement: “The PPIC poll shows that our efforts to educate voters about Prop. 15, the largest ...

Weekly Update- September 11, 2020

Posted: September 11, 2020 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
STATEWIDE AND LOCAL EVICTION MORATORIUM As we have previously reported, the statewide eviction moratorium bill, AB 3088, has been signed into law by Governor Newsom.  The new law pertains to residential actions and does not include commercial. However, while the legislative year is over, and we have managed to prevent Sacramento from passing new laws inhibiting commercial property rights, various local ordinances and limitations are still be in effect and may impact your properties. Please consult ...

Weekly Update – August 28, 2020

Posted: August 29, 2020 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES NEW REOPENING GUIDELINES California has a new blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. Click here to find out how businesses and activities can open in your county starting this Sunday, August 31st. The new “blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state” has revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. However, individual counties can be stricter. The new plan includes ...

BOMA CALIFORNIA SPECIAL-HEAT Weekly Update- August 17, 2020

Posted: August 17, 2020 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CALL TO ACTION – HELP MITIGATE HEAT WAVE Over the weekend, Rex Hime, CBPA’s President and CEO, worked with representatives of Governor Newsom’s office to play ways to try to mitigate energy impacts of our current historic heatwave. Please see the following message, help as you can, and let us know anything we can report back to the Governor showing how our industry is stepping up to help in this current crisis. The Governor’s office shared the following information: * ...

Weekly Update- August 14, 2020

Posted: August 14, 2020 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
CA JUDICIAL COUNCIL TO END EMERGENCY RULES ON EVICTION Judicial Council Votes to end temporary emergency rules on evictions and foreclosures, September 1. This news is welcome, but with two weeks left in the Legislative Session, will require that we be very vigilant to watch for last minute amendments on this issue impacting your properties.  Additionally, this action does not impact areas where a local ordinance has been adopted. Here is the full statement with links to more information: “’In ...

Weekly Update- August 7, 2020

Posted: August 7, 2020 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
COVID RE-OPENING “EMPLOYER HANDBOOK” The Governor has released a 32-page handbook to help employers “plan and prepare for reopening their business and to support a safe, clean environment for workers and customers.”  CBPA and other employer groups have been working closely with the Governor’s staff to advise on practical issues related to opening retail, office, and industrial space. The guidebook includes recommendations for all industries, including enforce mask requirements, and handle ...

Weekly Update- July 31, 2020

Posted: August 7, 2020 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
CBPA MEETS WITH CALIFORNIA ECONOMIC RECOVERY COUNCIL CO-CHAIR STEYER California Business Properties Association continues to work the broader business community to ask the governor and state regulators to take immediate action to help businesses survive the ongoing economic crisis. To date, we have had little to no response from the governor on major issues you have raised and are clearly defined in our recovery plans. The governor has announced that, despite meeting the economic criteria necessary ...

WEEKLY UPDATE- July 24, 2020

Posted: July 24, 2020 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
LEGISLATURE RETURNS AFTER COVID-19 RECESS  Both Houses of the California State Legislature delayed the reconvening of session from its short Summer Recess but will return next week to resume activity.  That will give the body just five weeks to complete policy and fiscal hearings, and floor sessions for thousands of legislative measures still eligible for votes.  That process normally takes place over a three-month period. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the legislative body had tried to manage ...
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