Municipal Mumbo Jumbo

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As of August 31st of 2009, all $100,000,000.00 has been allocated! California's "Tax Credit for New Home Purchase" is no longer available. A program that was scheduled to be available from March 2009 to as late as March of 2010 has received over 12,000 applications and is closing it's doors to new applicants.


The tax credit of 5% of the purchase price or $10,000, whichever is less, will be disbursed over the course of 3 years to the lucky 10,000+ recipients who are required to live in their newly constructed home as their primary residence for a minimum of 2 years. Interestingly enough, the program had no income restriction so the wealthiest of the wealthy were able to take advantage of this tax incentive. Given that most wealthy

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An exciting update about building codes related to greywater from Laura Allen of the Greywater Guerrillas. Don't know what greywater is? Learn all about it, rainwater harvesting, composting toilets and much more on the Greywater Guerrilla Web-site, Be sure to sign-up for their email newsletter to be kept up to date about greywater news and the workshops the Greywater Guerrillas organize around California.     "Great news for greywater!   Yesterday the Building Standards Commission voted to pass the new California greywater code (Chapter 16 in the CA Plumbing Code).   This was passed as an emergency measure due to the drought and water shortages faced in the state.   The code will be…
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