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Welcome Message from Your CALBO President!

Dear Friends and Colleagues,


After five years on the CALBO board, it is now my honor to serve as your 2015-2016 President. Above all, I hope that you as members will walk away from this year with a renewed sense of pride in being an active part of CALBO.

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CALBO's Annual Training Catalogue - Now Available!

The new 2015-2016 training catalogue sponsored by the CALBO Training Institute is now available!

Is your jurisdiction in need of training on a particular topic or set of codes? Courses are offered upon request or at our annual training events. Take a look at the many new and refreshed courses offered by CALBO for your professional and personal development. 

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CALBO Upcoming Accessibility Courses: Register Today!

The CALBO Training Institute will hold the following courses - 2013 CBC Chapter 11A and 11B: Accessibility in Vacaville, CA this summer!

The courses provide attendees with a working understanding of the disabled access provisions and include mid-code cycle changes, effective July 1, 2015. Registration closes soon!


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CALBO's AB 2188 Ordinance Toolbox

Based on the California Building Officials' (CALBO) analysis of Assembly Bill 2188 (AB 2188) and the collaborative efforts of stakeholders an ordinance toolbox has been developed.  Local jurisdictions can use the ordinance toolbox while implementing expedited permitting procedures for small residential rooftop solar systems. Please note this is not a legal opinion and we strongly advise each jurisdiction to consult with their legal counsel. 

AB 2188 Chaptered Language
Office of Planning and Research - Checklist

Latest News

Water Conservation

June 11, 2015

The State of California Water Conservation Information.


Model Water Efficient Landscapes Ordinance (MWELO) - State Website.
The public draft release is anticipated to be June 12, with public comment period ending June 26, and the Water Commission Meeting to consider adoption on July 15.    

New Energy Commission Plumbing Fixture Flow Rates - State Website
The new requirements for maximum flow rates for any newly installed fixtures are as follows:

  • Urinals from 0.5 gpf to 0.125 gpf.
  • Residential faucets from 2.2 gpm to 1.2 gpm.
  • Kitchen faucets from 2.2 gpm to 1.8 gpm with possible capability to increase to 2.2 gpm. Public lavatory faucets shall not exceed a flow rate of 0.5 gpm.


January 20, 2015

The NEW on-line bill search allows building officials a real-time way to follow CALBO’s position on critical State legislation during the 2015 session.  Beginning on February 1, simply click on CALBO’s LEGISLATIVE WATCH for the latest Bills of Interest and most recent actions.  Although the official Legislative Bill Session has not begun, CALBO is already tracking AB 18 (Disaster Relief: South Napa), AB 52, 54 and SB 67 (Construction Related Accessibility Claims), and SB 7 (Water Meters for multiunit structures).   

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