News & Updates


Welcome Message from Your CALBO President – Jeff Janes
2018-2019 CALBO President's Welcome Message

Dear CALBO Community,

It is always a pleasure to meet with you in person, and I’ve enjoyed having the opportunity to travel throughout the state and get to know the many faces of CALBO.  As your 2018-19 President, I want to assure you that the Board will continue to add value to membership through legislative engagement, training, relevant forms and toolkits for our everyday, hard-working building departments throughout the state.  Over the last several years, the Board looked to our strategic plan while also listening to our membership about what is important to them… and this year will be no different.  We have heard some great suggestions from our members at CALBO membership forums and will be folding those into the Board’s vision moving forward.

Article Katie Almand Government Affairs Manager

Legislative Bills No Longer in Suspense

Last Friday, both the California Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees heard bills on their prospective Suspense Files. As background, the Appropriations Committee is responsible for “appropriating” money in the state budget for all of the measures moving through the Legislature. This year alone, over 3,000 bills were introduced, and most of those bills would have a fiscal impact on the state budget. The Appropriations Committee is then responsible for moving bills based on their fiscal impact.


Thank you to the following CALBO Members for your contributions to our industry.
It is with great pride that we announce the 2017-18 CALBO Award winners.

Building Department of the Year – City of San Jose

The City of San Jose is the 2017-2018 recipient of the CALBO Building Department of the Year Award.  The City of San Jose set itself apart this year with its strong commitment to its constituents, contributions to the community, advancements in technology and high achievements in education and training.

Article Katie AlmandGovernment Affairs Manager

Capitol Corner Spring 2018

On Wednesday, April 18, CALBO members convened at the State Capitol to advocate and educate members of the state legislature on behalf of our organization. CALBO members met Legislators and staff not only to discuss CALBO’s top legislative priorities, but also to highlight who we are and what we do. In their meetings, members discussed the following measures that are currently moving through the Capitol.