April Legislative Update
Monday, April 7, 2014
by: BOMA San Diego's Government Affairs Committee

Section: Government Affairs

BOMA San Diego Reviews Over 400 Bills
Last week, BOMA San Diego staff traveled to Irvine for the annual California Business Properties Association (CBPA) legislative meeting.  More than 400 state bills were introduced this year that could impact the commercial real estate industry, and each was reviewed and discussed throughout the day.  Issues covered ranged from water, energy and green house gas emissions to taxes, ADA, parking requirements for electric vehicles and land use regulations. 
The meeting also allows CBPA to discuss policy positions and priorities that are then carried out in Sacramento. The highest priority bills will be discussed at the next GAC meeting on April 21 so please plan to attend.  If you have any questions regarding a bill currently being discussed in Sacramento, please contact Craig Benedetto at craigb@calstrat.com or James Lawson at jlawson@calstrat.com.
BOMA GAC Breakfast with Helen Robbins-Meyer
On March 26, GAC members had breakfast with San Diego County Chief Administrative Officer Helen Robbins-Meyer.  Ms. Robbins-Meyer oversees the County’s $5 billion budget and 15,000-employee workforce.  She discussed several key County issues which impact BOMA members including future development opportunities, County infrastructure, public safety, social services and the County’s relationship with the City of San Diego.
The legislative breakfast program is designed to be an intimate discussion wherein BOMA members meet and dialogue with elected or appointed officials from throughout the region.  If you have a suggestion for a future breakfast guest, please contact James Lawson at jlawson@calstrat.com
Kevin Faulconer Elected San Diego Mayor
While the election was held on February 11, Kevin Faulconer was officially sworn into office on March 3: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/Mar/03/faulconer-san-diego-mayor-inauguration/.
Since taking office, Mayor Faulconer has filled out his staff with several City Hall veterans, as well as several new faces: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/Mar/20/mayor-staff-introduced-city/.
BOMA San Diego staff will have members of the Mayor’s office at upcoming GAC meetings so stay active and stay informed!