THE DROUGHT IS DEAD! LONG LIVE THE DROUGHT REGS!

Posted: April 7, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The Governor has announced that the Great California Drought is officially over after a very wet winter with plentiful snowfall and rain filling up our reservoirs to the breaking point (literally).  However, the strict water efficiency rules and regulations induced by the water shortage will remain in place. “This drought emergency is over, but the next drought could be around the corner,” said Governor Brown. “Conservation must remain a way of life.” According to a release from the Governor’s ...

ADA CODE REGULATORY UPDATE PACKAGE RELEASED

Posted: April 7, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Division of the State Architect has released its Access Compliance package which starts the 45-Day language comment period for the disabled access update (7/1/18).  Your Sacramento staff is reviewing the package to see if there are any objectionable provisions remaining (we have been working on this for the past year). We would like to make sure that members of the industry who work with the code also have the opportunity to review and provide comments on any potential issues.  Click here and go ...

COSTAR STORY ON CA DUAL AGENCY BAN

Posted: April 7, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Here is a recent story by Costar on two dual agency bills introduced in California.  See below for more details about the two bills. Costar Story: CA to Consider New Legislation On Dual Agency  Read More →

DUAL “DUAL AGENCY” BILLS DUEL IN SACRAMENTO

Posted: April 7, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
As we discussed last Friday, two bills have been gut-and-amended to deal with Dual Agency in the State California and are currently in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.  One of the bills deals directly with residential disclosure issues related to the California Supreme Court case known as Horiike.  The other bill is using the cover of that court case to ban the common practice altogether in the commercial setting at the behest of a tenant only brokerage firm. Here are links to the two measures: AB ...

CEQA REFORM OR AFFORDABLE HOUSING?

Posted: April 7, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Our good friend Loren Kaye, President of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education, posits the following statement: “You can have infill housing or an unreformed CEQA, but not both.”  He makes a good point that we agree with.  Click here to read his article on the topic.  Read More →

SINGLE-USER BATHROOM GUIDANCE RELEASED

Posted: April 7, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The Division of the State Architect (DSA) has released further guidance on the issue of how to identify and sign All-Gender Single-User Toilet Facilities. Click here to read BU 17-01-01 Identification of Single-User Toilet Facilities as All-Gender: Frequently Asked Questions which contains additional information to assist facility operators and design professionals who design facilities under the enforcement jurisdiction of DSA in interpreting the requirements of Health and Safety Code Section 118600. We ...

2017 CASp EXAM REGISTRATION

Posted: April 7, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Registration is now open for the June 2017 Certified Access Specialist (CASp) examination to be held in Sacramento and Riverside on June 28th.   Individuals with CASp certification are in high demand by clients seeking to ensure their facilities comply with applicable construction-related accessibility standards, including the California Building Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Obtaining CASp certification and/or encouraging an employee in your company to pursue the certification, ...

RAY MAGNUSSEN WILL BE MISSED

Posted: March 24, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The following message was written by BOMA California Chair, Dave Mastro: It is with a heavy heart that I pass along word of Ray Magnussen’s passing. In addition to his great successes with Paragon Janitorial and Lechuza Vineyards, Ray was a very active member of BOMA San Diego and BOMA California for many years, leaving an indelible mark on our industry. After joining the BOMA San Diego Board in 2003, Ray was elected President in 2007 – the first Associate member to hold the position. Ray joined ...

INDUSTRYWIDE LEGISLATIVE MEETING

Posted: March 24, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Yesterday, in a conference room 21 floors above Century City, representatives from all the major commercial, industrial, and retail real estate groups donated a day to slog through and discuss hundreds of bills impacting our industry.  The main purpose of this meeting was to make sure that all the major commercial real estate entities active in Sacramento are all on the same page and to provide direction and prioritization for our advocates in Sacramento. On behalf of the industry, BOMA Cal would ...

PROTECT CONSTRUCTION JOBS; STOP PROPOSED PREVAILING WAGE MANDATE

Posted: March 24, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
 AB 199 (Chu; D-San Jose), a legislative proposal which poses a huge threat to the entire construction industry by mandating the payment of Prevailing Wages for private residential projects in California, this week passed the Assembly Labor and Employment committee on a partisan 5-1 vote.  The bill next moves to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, where we will continue to oppose the bill. Requiring private construction to pay Prevailing Wage would be financially devastating for new project ...
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