Since California is 1 of 10 states across the United States that have a full-time legislature, the political and policy environment in our great state is ever-changing. Although a full-time legislature has its benefits in terms of serving Californians, it also has its challenges that local governments deal with on an annual basis. Local governments have seen an increased burden in the public sector through state law due to continuous legislative mandates, deadlines, and requirements that are handed down to local building departments and their staff.
To help better prepare our members for new legislation, CALBO is pleased to provide new resources to our membership to increase compliance with state law and understand upcoming and future requirements for local building departments. Below are some resources that CALBO’s Legislative Team hopes will provide some guidance on these new requirements for local building departments. From state agency resources to a timeline of upcoming statewide compliance deadlines and best practices on the ground by some of our members, we certainly hope this will be a resource to your departments. As is always the case, please refer to your city attorneys for any legal advice as this is a free resource provided to our members.