Wednesday, June 15, 2011
BOMA San Francisco Members Visit Local Elected Leaders at the State Capitol in Sacramento
BOMA San Francisco Members with Asm. Fiona Ma (D- San Francisco)
BOMA Members meet with Senator Leland Yee (D- San Francisco)
BOMA San Francisco Members:
Members of BOMA San Francisco, Oakland, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Orange County and Inland Empire joined other commercial real estate groups recently in Sacramento to meet with legislators, and representatives of Governor Jerry Brown's administration.
Among the list of issues was our opposition to AB 350, which is a measure that would undermine our industry's right to employ the best possible people in security, landscaping, window washing, and food service work. BOMA and the other representatives attending the 2011 California Commercial Real Estate Summit also actively opposed SB 469, which is legislation that would inappropriately use environmental laws to restrict certain kinds of retail development and diminish local government control over such planning decisions. Finally, BOMA representatives opposed SB 474, which would eliminate a general contractor's and property owner's ability to seek indemnity and defense from subcontractors in non-residential construction. If passed, this legislation would shift all liabilities for lawsuits to owner's and general contractors, shielding even negligent subcontractors.
BOMA San Francisco members attending included Susan Court with Cushman & Wakefield; Sandra Boyle also with Cushman & Wakefield; Manny Fishman, Esq. with Buchalter Nemer; Bruce Schilling with Evantage; LLC; and, Ken Cleaveland with BOMA San Francisco.