Friday, January 14, 2011

BOMA California Board Of Directors Set Direction for 2011

BOMA San Francisco Members:

The BOMA California Board of Directors held its first board meeting of 2011, welcoming new President Ray Magnussen, Paragon Services (BOMA San Diego).  The board reviewed successes in 2010 on issues related to energy, taxes, Climate Change policy, and repelling changes to Proposition 13.  The board received a briefing on the political climate in Sacramento and learned about proposals contained in Governor Brown’s first budget.

The Board also set the direction for the policy staff in Sacramento as we enter the 2011 Legislative Session.  Despite the continued economic doldrums, legislators are introducing bills, many of which could have a major impact on the commercial real estate industry. BOMA representatives expect measures on property taxes, energy efficiency of new and existing buildings, solar and photovoltaic policy, third party verification for building codes, and civil penalties for those that don’t meet minimum standards.

BOMA California is a federation of all eight metropolitan BOMA local associations and serves as the collective membership through its mission of preserving and promoting the interest of California commercial real estate professionals through legislative and regulatory advocacy.

BOMA California is headquartered in Sacramento and has a full time presence at the Capitol and regulatory agencies. Each local association nominates up to five of its members to represent that association on the BOMA California Board of Directors. Therefore, every BOMA member in California has a voice in the setting of policies of BOMA California vis-à-vis their local association representation on the state association's governing board.

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