Tags: California

Cannabis, coworking, and the marijuana-industry land rush

Cannabis, coworking, and the marijuana-industry land rush

Legal weed could be a $75 billion business by 2030 In Los Angeles, a pair of soon-to-open coworking spaces will offer a twist on the formula popularized by behemoth WeWork and The Wing in New York City. Though they boast whiteboards and shared workspace, host regularly scheduled meet-ups and speaking events, and even offer access to advisers and investment capital, these… READ MORE

Silicon Valley, East Bay commercial markets look strong: Colliers report

Silicon Valley, East Bay commercial markets look strong: Colliers report

Santa Clara County and East Bay commercial real estate markets are looking strong, according to several Colliers International brokers. The Santa Clara County “office market was actually stronger than we anticipated” during 2017, David Schmidt, an executive vice president in the Colliers San Jose office, said Tuesday in a presentation at the Trends 2018 conference,… READ MORE

Proposition 13 rollback pushing to make ballot

Proposition 13 rollback pushing to make ballot

If approved, new law would split Prop 13, keeping shelters for taxes on residential buildings, but allowing for tax hikes of other properties The California Attorney General’s Office released on Tuesday its summary of a proposed state constitutional amendment that could split California’s longstanding property tax law Prop 13 right down the middle. In part, the… READ MORE

Why this South Bay city with a good housing record will oppose new California transit-oriented housing bill

Why this South Bay city with a good housing record will oppose new California transit-oriented housing bill

Milpitas enjoys a reputation among Santa Clara County cities as having made more progress toward meeting the housing needs of its residents than any other. But on Tuesday night, its City Council unanimously voted to send a letter to the California Legislature opposing Senate Bill 827, which has been touted by Silicon Valley business leaders… READ MORE

Engineer calls for second bay bridge

Engineer calls for second bay bridge

The old proposal of a “second crossing” has received new juice in recent months In December of 2017, California Senator Dianne Feinstein renewed her longstanding call for a second bridge connecting San Francisco to Oakland with a letter to the Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Now it seems the old idea of a “second crossing” is getting… READ MORE

Law will force 97.6 percent of California cities to build more

Law will force 97.6 percent of California cities to build more

“It’s clear we need to change.” In 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 35, a new law that demands California cities build more housing or risk temporarily losing control of some of their permitting and entitlements processes. Few metros meet the state’s regular Regional Housing Needs Assessments—hence the need for a law to motivate more building—but… READ MORE