A Message to our Members . . . from Rona Rothenberg and your AIA Advocacy Team. . . on the road . . .

Government Relations, Relevance|

By Rona Rothenberg, FAIA

Dear Colleagues,

This summer has been an active time for those of us involved in advocacy, outreach and interactive work at the national, regional and local levels with our government agencies, other components and partners in …

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Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his first State of the State address before the California Legislature

Advocacy Updates, Government Relations|

February 12, 2019 – Governor Newsom delivered his first State of the State address today, and outlined his vision for California – some that are particularly noteworthy to the architectural profession and for timely AIA California programs in 2019. …

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Monthly Advocacy Update January 2019 – California for All.

Architects Voice, Government Relations|

A new year, a new Governor and a historical super-majority, with a fiscally conservative budget proposal to boot.

2019-20 Legislature

On January 7, the California Legislature officially began its 2019-20 legislative session. Several bills have been introduced to the Assembly …

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AIA CA: 2019 Elected Officials

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The 2019 AIA CA Elections were held November 2 in Newport Beach. Results of the incoming elected officers are below:


First Vice President/President-Elect:

Debra Gerod, FAIA


Vice President of Communications/Public Affairs:

Ian Merker, AIA


Vice President of

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Governor Brown Signs LLP Legislation

Government Relations|

Governor Brown recently signed legislation to extend the sunset date on the law that allows architect, engineering and land surveying firms to organize as Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP).

The AIA California Council and ACEC California jointly sponsored the legislation, SB …

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New Laws Every Employer Needs to Know

Government Relations, Relevance|

Beginning January 1, 2018 three new laws went into effect that every employer in California needs to know. The new laws either affect questions an employer can ask a prospective employee or, for employers of more than 50 people, make …

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Nicki Dennis Stephens – New leadership; same values

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There may be no time of cultural upheaval as great as what we face today. There are many challenges facing our state that can benefit from design thinking and architects are in a unique position to take a long view …

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Advocacy Survey Happening Now

AIACA, Government Relations, Relevance|

Now is the time to tell us what issues the AIACC Government Affairs team should work on in 2018.
Every year we survey the Membership for legislative ideas we can forward to the California State Legislature that would improve the …

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