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AB 2433 Passes Assembly 

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AB 2433 Passes Assembly  State Legislation Assembly Bill 2433, a bill that would speed up the plan check process for many projects, cleared the Assembly this week.   Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva is quoted as saying “By making permitting more efficient, we can both save money and support our communities and businesses, creating an opportunity to make…

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Janitorial Bills Head to the Assembly Floor

Two high-cost janitorial bills continue to advance through the legislative process, with both now in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
Assembly Bill 2374 expands requirements for displaced janitors, and Assembly Bill 2364 imposes production rate limits.
Both bills represent new costs for an industry still reeling from market uncertainty.
The impact of the tentative labor agreement on the bills remains to be seen.

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The Fate of TPA Debated at the California Supreme Court

The Fate of TPA Debated at the California Supreme Court State Legislation, Taxes The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether the Taxpayer Protection Act (TPA) should be on the November ballot. Ultimately, the Court will decide if California voters are sophisticated enough to vote on how they should be taxed.  Legal Updates Opponents,…

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Navigating California’s Revised Budget: Implications for CRE 

Navigating California’s Revised Budget: Implications for CRE  State Legislation The Governor’s revised budget proposal aims to close the $27.6 billion budget shortfall for the current fiscal year and the projected $28.4 billion deficit for the next year.  What You Need to Know California’s revised budget proposal aims to close massive deficits, but the cost-cutting measures…

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TPA Gets Supreme Court Hearing Date

The California Supreme Court has now set a hearing date of May 8th for oral arguments for and against the measure’s removal from the ballot.

It would be unprecedented for the court to remove TPA from the ballot, and we hope the court dismisses the request for its removal from the ballot. The state is arguing that the changes this ballot measure brings are too significant for just the voters to decide on.

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Two Bills Could Expand Adaptive Reuse Possibilities

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Downtown Assemblymember Miguel Santiago has proposed two bills, Assembly Bill 2909 and Assembly Bill 2910, to make adaptive reuse projects easier.

With the changing nature of work post-pandemic, there is a need for building owners to have greater flexibility with the use of their buildings. Office utilization has changed at the same time our state is experiencing a housing crisis.

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CRE Goes on Offense in Sacramento

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Our new lobbyist in the state capitol is wasting no time getting started! He has put forward two time-saving (and money-saving) bills.
One is to limit how long a city can take to plan-check before an applicant can hire an external professional.
The other would limit legal proceedings meant to delay evictions.

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