Over fifty leaders from the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate sectors gathered in Sacramento this week to chart the legislative and regulatory course for the coming year at the first California Business Properties Association (CBPA) meeting of 2014.  Issues ranging from the Governor’s proposal to backfill Redevelopment Agencies with IFD’s to proposed parcel tax issues and a review of legislation introduced so far were discussed. Several members of BOMA California were present including Immediate past President Sandra Boyle (BOMA San Francisco).

As one of the major professional associations affiliated with CBPA, BOMA California has three voting members on the governing board.  Having a seat at the table of California’s largest real estate coalition reflects BOMA California’s growing activity, expertise, and influence in statewide policy issues, and assures that our members’ input is reflected in statewide industry positions on legislation, regulation, and political issues as they are being debated in the Capitol.

These real estate leaders heard from three Democratic candidates for Assembly including Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd (Candidate for the 4th Assembly District); City of Orinda Vice Mayor Steve Glazer (Candidate for the 16th Assembly District); and Mayor of Healdsburg Dr. Jim Wood (Candidate for the 2nd Assembly District).  The lunchtime discussion provided an opportunity for these candidates to learn more about our industry and for our members to learn more about issues that potential statewide leaders are hearing from primary voters.

The CBPA Board consists of leaders from all facets of our industry.  They meet quarterly to discuss issues, provide input, and assure the strategic direction of policy positions in Sacramento reflect the priorities of member companies.



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