California News

State of California news that will impact the City of Glendale

Assembly Bill 802 (AB 802)

Assembly Bill 802 (Williams, Chapter 590, Statutes of 2015) establishes a new statewide building energy use benchmarking and public disclosure program.  AB 802 requires utilities to provide energy use data for “covered buildings” to the building owner or owner’s agent upon request, and requires the California Energy Commission (CEC) to establish a benchmarking and public disclosure program. Aggregated, whole-building data will be available to building owners of a “covered building”

Homeowner Exemption Awareness Month

Assessor Jeffrey Prang and the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles have proclaimed January as Homeowner Exemption Awareness Month. The countywide initiative aims to promote the property tax savings program and is part of the Assessor’s broader efforts to raise awareness about ways in which Los Angeles County property owners can save on annual tax bills. “Nearly one in three homeowners in Los Angeles County do not

Why is Electricity Cost More in CA than the U.S.?

Here are the EIA November, 2017 numbers, with comparisons of CA with the nation — and with Texas. Note that my above SDG&E rates are CONSIDERABLY higher than the CA average. My LOWEST tier is over 4 cents higher than the CA residential average. The SDG&E top residential tier is over FOUR TIMES higher than the national average. I throw in the Texas rates to remind us of the contrast

California Government Pension Contributions Required to Double by 2024 – Best Case

The employer contribution to California’s state and local government pension systems will double, from $31 billion in 2018 to $59 billion by 2024. This estimate is based on aggregating official projections of cost increases issued by CalPERS to their participating agencies, and extrapolating those projections show the overall impact on all of California’s 87 government pension systems. More..