California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Appointments

Dean Fealk, 46, of Piedmont, has been appointed to the California Workforce Development Board. Fealk has been partner and co-chair of the international labor and employment practice at DLA Piper since 2007 and general counsel, honorary chair and co-founder at the Halifax International Security Forum since 2011.  He was an advisor on the Europe and […]

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Impacts of Senate Bill 32 on California’s Residential Construction and Rental Housing Markets

Interaction between SB 32 and CEQA would likely, at a minimum, result in the immediate imposition of a Zero Net Energy (ZNE) standard on new construction in California. The initial effect would be a sharp reduction in new construction activity, which would persist until developers and contractors acquired a sufficient level of expertise and capacity to satisfy the stringent new ZNE requirements. Such a slowdown would have ripple effects throughout the entire economy, potentially reducing gross state product by $18 billion, and employment by 285,000 jobs.

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