CALIFORNIA GREEN SUMMIT

Posted: March 10, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The 2017 Green California Summit will be at the Sacramento Convention Center April 26-27 and “Early Bird” registration is now open. Concurrent sessions and keynotes will provide insight into innovations in energy efficiency, fleet management, water conservation, purchasing, green codes, funding for projects and more. Keep your company on the cutting edge of technology and learn more about all the regulations and laws that will impact your operation.  Click here for more information and/or to ...

NON-RESIDENTIAL HVAC STAKEHOLDER MEETING

Posted: March 10, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The second set of Utility-Sponsored Stakeholder Meetings to discuss the 2019 Title 24, Part 6 non-residential HVAC topics will be held on March 15 and March 29, 2017 as online webinars. These meetings are part of the stakeholder outreach process undertaken by the Statewide Utility Codes and Standards Team in support of the development of California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24). Through this process, the team will solicit input from stakeholders on code change options for nonresidential ...

SUPPORT FOR FEDERAL ADA REFORM!

Posted: February 11, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
A special thanks to our CA Members of Congress who have signed on to H.R. 620 Representatives Scott Peters (D; CD-52), Den Calvert (R; CD-42), Ami Bera (D; CD-7), and Jackie Speier (D; CD 14). We have joined a large coalition of stakeholders in Washington D.C. to applaud and support the introduction of H.R. 620, “The ADA Education and Reform Act.”  Recently in California we have seen several major reforms to the statewide implementation of the ADA, which are intended to increase access while ...

DROUGHT OVER IN NORTH; SOUTH STILL NEEDS WATER

Posted: February 11, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The U.S. Drought Monitor says that another week of powerful storms has significantly eased the state’s water shortage. Nearly all of Northern California has been classified as out of drought conditions.   Much of Southern California, however, remains in Moderate to Severe Drought conditions.  However, with some traditionally wet days to come, officials are feeling good that the state pulls out of the drought. Click here to check out the state map. Northern California has been hit so hard, many ...

GOVERNOR SETS CA PRIORITIES FOR FED INFRASTRUCTURE BILL

Posted: February 11, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
California has released its list of infrastructure priorities for a potential federal funding package.  The list consists mainly of major projects costing $100 million or more including new carpool and toll lanes, an earthquake early warning system, and high speed rail and the Delta tunnels.  Although the Governor did include expansion of San Luis Reservoir in the Central Valley, two water projects are notably absent; Sites Reservoir and Temperance Flat Dam, which the Governor says are not to a ...

BUSINESS SUPPORTED EXPERT NAMED TO CAL/OSHA STANDARDS BOARD

Posted: February 11, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
With the support of the business community and the California Chamber of Commerce, Chris Laszcz-Davis was appointed this week to the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Laszcz-Davis fills a management representative seat on the seven-member Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, the standards-setting agency within the Cal/OSHA program. All members are appointed by the Governor. The Standards Board’s objective is to adopt reasonable ...

NFIB RELEASES ITS “GOOD, BAD, AND THE UGLY”

Posted: February 11, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Our close coalition partners in Sacramento, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), has released its annual list of good, bad, and really really bad bills.  Nationally, NFIB has over 325,000 small business members and is an active force working the all the business groups on legislative and regulatory issues in California.  We are aligned with NFIB on these positions and will actively work with them on many of these bills. Click here to view the list.  Read More →

STATE PERMITTING HEARING

Posted: February 11, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The Little Hoover Commission will hold a hearing to closely examine the state’s permitting processes.  Set for Thursday, February 23, 2017, the Commission will hold a public hearing on state permitting processes, after hearing reports from local regional and public agencies that permitting requirements are hindering infrastructure project work. Click here for more information and to find out how you can participate.  Read More →

JOBKILLERS!

Posted: February 11, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Although early in the legislative session, the California Chamber of Commerce has already tagged four bills as “job killers” – the worst of the worst bills that would have a negative impact on California’s economy if they become law. As a CalChamber member and coalition partner in Sacramento we stand with them to help modify or defeat these bills. AB 5 (Gonzalez Fletcher; D-San Diego/Kalra; D-San Jose) mandates small employers with as few as 10 employees to offer all employees who have the ...

BOMA CAL BOARD KICKS OF 2017

Posted: February 3, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Earlier this week in conjunction with the BOMA International Winter Business Meeting in San Diego, more than forty leaders from California gathered around the table for the first BOMA California board meeting of 2017. The first order of business was to “thank” Deanna Drake Copelan for her service as President to the board the past two years and welcome incoming President Dave Mastro from BOMA Sacramento.  Here is a full listing of the 2017 Executive Committee: Dave Mastro, President (Sacramento) Dave ...
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