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LA Convention Center Expansion Aims to Transform City Ahead of Olympics 

July 23, 2024
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Guest Author Los Angeles city officials have recommended fast-tracking the Los Angeles Convention Center expansion to be completed before the 2028 Summer Olympics.  What You Need to Know The $1.4 billion project, initially reconsidered due to budget cuts in 2023, is now back on track with a design-build delivery model to streamline the process.  The…

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Metro Creates Its Own Law Enforcement Agency 

July 23, 2024
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Guest Author The Los Angeles Metro board has unanimously voted to create its own transit law enforcement agency.   What You Need to Know This unanimous vote marks a shift in how Metro aims to protect Los Angeles County’s public transit riders and employees.   It has previously spent years relying on contracted services from the Los…

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AB 2433 Dies

July 19, 2024
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Guest Author Assembly Bill 2433 would have helped speed up the plan check process for many projects.   After passing the Assembly, the bill was held in the Senate Local Government Committee before being withdrawn by the author.  How It Impacts You If passed as written out of the Assembly, it would have significant positive impacts…

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California Voters to Decide on Ten Statewide Measures 

July 16, 2024
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Guest Author Californians will face 10 statewide propositions on the November 2024 ballot. The propositions cover topics from education and climate change to criminal justice reform and rent control.   Other proposed ballot measures either did not secure enough signatures or were removed through negotiation or court order.   What remains will still have an impact…

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Potential Expansion of LA County Board of Supervisors  

July 15, 2024
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Guest Author The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved creating an ordinance, that if approved by voters it would increase the number of supervisors from five to nine.   Each supervisor currently represents about 2 million people. The expansion would reduce this to about 1 million per district.   What You Need to Know   …

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LA County Supervisors Unanimously Move to Explore New Small Business Lease Rules

July 10, 2024
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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has unanimously passed a motion to analyze commercial rents in the county.
Its motion would also explore new regulations for those who lease to small businesses and non-profits.
This motion is a first step toward more interference in commercial leasing. And it will further burden an industry that is still trying to recover.

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CRE Alert: Fate of the BOMA Cal Top 8    

July 9, 2024
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Guest Author We wanted to provide you with an update on the fate of BOMA California’s Top 8 priority bills. Keep in mind that the legislature is in summer recess and upon return more bills fate will be decided.   What You Need to Know   Bills Supporting Business Growth:    AB 2433 Tackles the long wait times…

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Navigate the Reformed Private Attorneys General Act 

July 8, 2024
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Guest Author Governor Gavin Newsom has just signed Assembly Bill 2288 and Senate Bill 92. This reform to the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) affects how California labor code violations are addressed.  The law is a compromise reached between labor, the legislature, and business organizations looking to strike a balance between reasonable work protections and…

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Newsom Drops Attempt at Competing Retail Theft Measure 

July 3, 2024
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The BOMA/GLA Board of Directors recently endorsed the Homelessness, Drug Addiction, and Theft Reduction Act.

Addressing retail theft and drug addiction is important to restoring a sense of safety around our buildings and in our communities.

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SB 1103 Heads to the Assembly Floor

July 2, 2024
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State Senator Menjivar recently introduced a new bill that would add new requirements and limit security deposits for landlords renting to small businesses and non-profits. Effectively, this would impose a rent control policy for commercial real estate.

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