OP/ED: ATTACKING PROP 13 WOULD HURT BUSINESSES, ECONOMY

Posted: July 22, 2015 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Click here to read an op/ed penned by Jon Coupal and Rex Hime defending Prop.13 against SCA 5  Read More →

ANTI-PROP 13 GROUP REVEALS ITSELF IN SACRAMENTO

Posted: July 22, 2015 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
A coalition of public employee unions and other left-wing political groups have revealed an effort to repeal commercial real estate protections under Proposition 13.  Ultimately, the groups says its goal is to impose an $9 billion tax on businesses through “split roll” – removing Prop 13 protections for commercial real estate so taxes can be raised separately from residential and agricultural properties. The coalition has come together under the slogan “Make It Fair; Close the Corporate ...

HJTA: TAKE OUR JOBS PLEASE

Posted: July 22, 2015 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Good friend Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, offers the following commentary about the insatiable tax appetite by some groups in Sacramento that are pushing split roll property tax: There’s a joke about public sector union bosses making the rounds in Sacramento lately:  What happens when the California Legislature hands over a blank check to the California Teachers Association (CTA)?  It’s returned the next day marked “insufficient.” No matter that spending ...

BOMA CALIFORNIA 2015 CALENDAR

Posted: July 22, 2015 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
June 2015 June 28-30, 2015: BOMA International Annual Conference Los Angeles, CA   November 2015 November 5: BOMA California Board Meeting 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Thunder Valley Casino, Sacramento November 5-6: CBPA Board Meeting & Strategic Issues Conference Thunder Valley Casino, Sacramento   2016 and Beyond June 26-28: BOMA International Annual Conference Washington, D.C.  Read More →

CONGRATS TO BOMA GLA ON 100 YEARS!

Posted: July 22, 2015 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
We’d like to welcome all the BOMA International conference attendees to California and offer a hearty congratulation on behalf of the entire industry to BOMA Greater Los Angeles who celebrates its 100th year anniversary on Sunday evening.  BOMA GLA plays an important public role as a leader and public advocate for the industry in the Los Angeles region, and we are proud to count them as a long standing partner!    Read More →

SPLIT ROLL PROPERTY TAX

Posted: July 22, 2015 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
There has been a lot of activity on Split Roll Property Tax in the past few weeks.  The proponents of removing Proposition 13 protections from commercial property have opened up several paths of attack, including an effort to gather signatures for a proposition, introducing a bill in the legislature (SCA 5), a full-on media effort, and requesting that local city councils and school board endorse these efforts. Many of our members are worried – rightly so – and have asked what they can do the ...

OP/ED: ATTACKING PROP 13 WOULD HURT BUSINESSES, ECONOMY

Posted: July 22, 2015 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Click here to read an op/ed penned by Jon Coupal and Rex Hime defending Prop. 13 against SCA 5  Read More →

WATER EFFICIENCY LANDSCAPE ORDINANCE ON FAST TRACK!

Posted: July 22, 2015 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is updating its Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) via an emergency rulemaking process that will be completed by mid-July.  The last major update to the MWELO was completed in 2009 and starting in 2010, all local jurisdictions have been required to implement the state requirements or adopt a local program that is at least as, or more, stringent than the DWR water conservation plan. As part of the Governor’s Drought Emergency Executive Order ...

WATER ISSUES – GET INVOLVED LOCALLY

Posted: July 22, 2015 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Commercial property owners are encouraged to reach out to their local water district contacts and request a copy of the district’s drought ordinance or water conservation plan.  These are the two most common names for the documents created by local water districts, which spell out in detail how they will respond with water service in a declared drought. In many cases, these documents predate the current crisis, as declared by Governor Brown, but have been “dusted-off” and updated as the controlling ...

SUPPORT THE PLAN TO FIX CALIFORNIA’S AGING WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

Posted: July 22, 2015 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The California Water Fix was created to address the severe vulnerabilities of California’s water delivery system. It was drafted after nearly a decade of extensive expert review, planning, and scientific and environmental analysis by the state’s leading water experts, engineers and conservationists, as well as unprecedented public comment and participation. Click here to learn more about The California Water Fix and join the effort    Read More →
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