On behalf of its members, NAIOP participates in the California Business Properties Association (CBPA) and a share of each member’s dues goes to CBPA for the purpose of providing statewide advocacy. In addition to NAIOP of California, CBPA is the designated legislative advocate for the Building Owners and Managers Association of California (BOMA), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), the California Downtown Association (CDA), the Association of Commercial Real Estate – Northern and Southern California (ACRE), the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED).
Collectively CBPA represents over 10,000 members, making it the largest consortium of commercial real estate professionals in California. NAIOP members are well represented by CBPA. Contact CBPA at: 916-443-4676 or email
**ALERT** PROPERTY TAX SURCHARGE PROPONENTS THROW IN THE TOWEL
A broad push from the business community, including the Chapter’s Legislative Action Committee, through the CBPA, has led the proponents of the Collis initiative to cease collecting signatures. The proponents threaten to return in 2018, when a separate split-roll measure is also expected to be out for signature. These forces never go away, but early intervention can nip these measures in the bud.
A California Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act Initiative (#15-0043) has been approved for circulation in California as a contender for the November 8, 2016 ballot, as an initiated constitutional amendment.
Text of measure
- “Imposes additional surcharge on real property with an assessed value of over $3 million. Surcharge based on a sliding scale ranging from three-tenths of one percent for real property assessed at $3 million to eight-tenths of one percent for real property assessed at $10 million or more. Allocates revenue to numerous programs for the purpose of reducing poverty, including: prenatal services, expanded childcare, early childhood education, after-school and summer programs, job training grants, tax credits, and monetary aid. Surcharge expires in 20 years.”
Fiscal impact statement:
- “Increased state revenues annually through 2036-37—estimated between $6 billion and $7 billion in 2017-18—from a new surcharge on high-value properties, with the revenues dedicated to various programs intended to reduce poverty.”
Read the full text of the proposed initiative here.
Path to the ballot
- See also: California signature requirements
- Jim Mangia, Martine Singer, Conway Collis and Dixon Sligerland submitted a letter requesting a title and summary on August 20, 2015.
- A title and summary was issued by the Attorney General of California‘s office on September 21, 2015.
- 585,407 valid signatures are required for qualification purposes.
- Supporters have until March 21, 2016, to collect the required signatures.
California’s population in 2014 was 38,802,500, according to the United States Census Bureau. This estimate represented a 4.2 percent increase from the Bureau’s 2010 estimate. The state’s population per square mile was 239.1 in 2010, exceeding the national average of 87.4.
California experienced a 2 percent increase in total employment from 2011 to 2012, falling below the 2.2 percent increase at the national level during the same period.
California exceeded the national average for residents who attained at least bachelor’s degrees, according to data from 2009 to 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 30.7 percent of California residents aged 25 years and older attained bachelor’s degrees, compared to 28.8 percent at the national level.
The median household income in California was $61,094 between 2009 and 2013, compared to a $53,046 national median income. Census information showed a 16.8 percent poverty rate in California during the study period, compared to a 14.5 percent national poverty rate. To expand the boxes below, click [show] on the right side of each box.
Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the “Hispanic or Latino” percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.
- California Attorney General, “Letter requesting a ballot title for Initiative 15-0043,” August 20, 2015
- United States Census Bureau, “QuickFacts Beta,” accessed March 24, 2015
- California Secretary of State, “Statewide Election Results,” accessed April 14, 2015
- The American Presidency Project, “Presidential Elections Data,” accessed March 24, 2015