Sept. 23, 2014

Issue #87

Editor's Note

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Citing Climate Issues, Local Solar Processing Mandate Bill Signed

Decision Inconsistent with Subsidiarity Theme

On Saturday Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 2188 (Muratsuchi), which requires cities and counties to create a separate permitting and inspection process specifically for residential solar installations of less than 10 kilowatts. While the League supports policies that advance the use of solar energy, it opposed the legislation and requested a veto because of its across-the-board approach, a concern over a precedent for tiered service for the affluent, and the misplaced imposition of this mandate on struggling cities where residents lack income to generate sufficient demand for such products.

Solar, Climate Change, Environmental Quality, Legislation

GO-Biz to Host Regional Workshops on How Businesses Can Apply for the California Competes Tax Credit

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) will be hosting 11 free regional workshops and two online webinars on how to apply for the California Competes Tax Credit. Starting Monday, Sept. 29, GO-Biz will open the California Competes program and begin accepting applications for businesses that want to add jobs in California. The state will provide $151 million in tax credits this fiscal year to small, medium and large companies across the state. Last fiscal year, GO-Biz awarded $28.9 million to 29 companies that are planning to create 6,000 jobs and invest more than $2 billion in the state. Register today for a webinar or a free workshop in your area.

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