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LAPD Budget Cuts Will Significantly Impact Public Safety, Closing Stations and Critical Units

January 15, 2021
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This past December, the Los Angeles City Council approved a recommendation to cut over 1,000 Los Angeles Police Department officers and over 700 civilian law enforcement staff. Additionally, this comes on top of a $150 budget cut …

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BOMA/GLA’s Aaron Taxy officially elected as Vice Chair of the BizFed Political Action Committee

January 13, 2021
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Aaron Taxy, BOMA/GLA’s Director of Government and Public Affairs, was officially elected as Vice Chair to the BizFed Political Action Committee. In effect, this new position makes Aaron the Chair-designate for 2023 through 2024. The BizFed Political Action Committee (PAC) is the well-resourced, highly effective sister PAC of the …

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What You Need Before You Can Roll Out a Smart Building

January 11, 2021
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Not that long ago, smart buildings were seen as the wave of the future of commercial real estate. But the future is here now, and it’s not just new developments that are being built smart. Existing buildings are being refitted as smart buildings …

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LA City to Streamline Food Service Improvement Projects – Should Be Expanded Commercial Tenant Projects

January 8, 2021
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As food service establishments and small businesses continue to struggle due to city and statewide social distancing and safer-at-home orders, the Los Angeles City Council is pursuing a recommendation that would create expedited low or no-cost City approvals for …

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Apply for the CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Now!

January 6, 2021
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With increasing government restrictions on economies in California, small businesses have been forced to shoulder additional burdens on their establishments. To this end, the California Office of the Small Business Advocate has launched a new $500 million …

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LA Department of Building and Safety to Offer Virtual Inspection Program

January 6, 2021
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In an effort to facilitate real-time inspections during COVID-19, the LA Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) has implemented the Virtual Inspection Progam, allowing city staff to inspect building systems without being present. With COVID-19 preventing in-person gatherings, this virtual inspection program will be able to …

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Homeless Communities See COVID-19 Spike

January 5, 2021
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While the COVID-19 vaccine has been slowly distributed across the country, local jurisdictions must still continue to address their longstanding health concerns. For one, the pandemic has disproportionately affected the homeless community …

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2020 – A Look at BOMA/GLA’s Past Advocacy Efforts, And What’s to Come

December 29, 2020
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The past year has been a challenging one. To be sure, the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in an unprecedented moment in history, with many economies hit hard by government restrictions. During these times, property owners and businesses have also been thrown into the unknown. Fortunately, our Government and Public Affairs department …

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Instead of Total Closures, Health Officials Should Rethink COVID-19 Restrictions

December 23, 2020
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With increasingly restrictive State and County COVID-19 health orders, dozens of industries have continued to be impacted by closures and restrictions. Although businesses have been adapting to relevant health orders …

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After COVID-19: Long-Term Investments Facility Managers Can Make for Health and Hygiene

December 18, 2020
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With the rapid spread of COVID-19 throughout China, Europe, and now the United States, public health officials, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have been urging individuals to take a number of immediate protective measures to help slow or stop the spread of the virus.

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