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Paving the Way: Preparing Your Parking Lots for Safe Re-entry

March 1, 2021
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parking lot paving

Ensure safe building operations, better protect workers, visitors, and customers by completing needed repairs to your parking lots. You have a unique opportunity to perform essential work and repairs while your parking lots are still mostly vacant.

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City Council approves $5/Hour Wage Increase for Grocery Workers

February 26, 2021
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On a 14-1 vote, the City Council approved a motion to consider an emergency ordinance that would temporarily increase the wage for employees of major grocery and drug retail businesses. Presented by Councilmember Joe Buscaino, the motion would require certain stores and employers to raise their …

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Newsom Announces New $2 Billion Relief Package for Californians and Small Businesses

February 24, 2021
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BOMA/GLA Education As new COVID-19 cases in California have dropped and with some counties easing their restrictions, Governor Newsom has signed an important legislative package that will provide relief for Californians and small businesses experiencing hardship. The $2 billion relief package, signed into law this past Tuesday, includes major provisions that the commercial real estate…

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Amid Controversy, LA County to Consider $5/Hour Mandated Wage Increase for Grocery Workers

February 22, 2021
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Following Long Beach and LA City Council’s footsteps, the LA County Board of Supervisors is considering a motion this Tuesday to pass a 5$ hazard pay increase for grocery and drug retail workers. However, this comes at a time when there is growing public skepticism and criticism of mandating wage increases …

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What You Need to Know About the Potential Gavin Newsom Recall

February 19, 2021
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Governor Newsom

With the COVID-19 pandemic heavily impacting communities, businesses, and local governments throughout California, there have been growing frustrations among Californians – especially with Governor Gavin Newsom. The Recall Gavin Newsom Campaign, having begun its operations early last year, is nearing …

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Fire Inspection Management System Now Include Permits and More

February 17, 2021
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Fire Systems

Last December, the LAFD Fire Development Services rolled out a new customer development portal in the Fire Inspection Management System (FIMS), which includes a number of services for fire, life, and safety systems. These features will streamline …

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After RecycLA Rate Increase Faces Criticism, LA Considers Payment Deferments, Waivers, and More

February 15, 2021
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RecycLA

Implemented in 2017, RecycLA was introduced as a new program to manage waste and recycling services. Through a public-private partnership between the City and 7 service providers, RecycLA services 11 areas and 64,828 customers throughout Los Angeles. Although RecycLA has helped steer the City into …

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How Major Cities Are Handling Fire Testing During Social Distancing

February 13, 2021
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Fire Testing

BOMA/GLA Education Fire testing is an essential component of building maintenance and operations. Without annual checkups, commercial property owners risk being unprepared for any unforeseen fire emergencies. However, there is still relative confusion about best fire testing practices amid social distancing and the COVID-19 pandemic. To this end, we’d like to communicate important protocols to…

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LAPD Deal Set to Avoid Massive Layoff of Officers

February 8, 2021
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Last week, the Los Angeles Police Protective League agreed on a deal that could stop the layoffs of over 355 sworn police officers. At the end of 2020, the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion that would cut hundreds of active police officers. Expecting a budget deficit …

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BOMA International Scores Big Wins on Federal Tax Provisions

February 5, 2021
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tax provisions advocacy on a federal level

In April of 2020, following extensive lobbying by BOMA International and its CRE partners, the CARES Act restored the 15-year depreciation schedule for qualified leasehold improvements or Qualified Improvement Property (QIP). Due to drafting error, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of …

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