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Northeast Election Update

Northeast Election Update Elections The Northeast Region had few items on the ballot this November. With Glendale and Pasadena completing their city council elections in June, only Burbank voters could vote on new city leaders. However, Pasadena voters had two meaningful measures to consider.  Burbank City Council BOMA/GLA PAC supported incumbent Councilwoman Sharon Springer and…

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Westside Election Update

BOMA/GLA found some success in the direction of Westside region’s city council races. However, ballot measures that will raise real estate transfer tax rates appear likely to pass.

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Downtown Election Update

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Downtown Election Update Elections Downtown did not have a city council candidate on the ballot, but that does not mean it was a quiet election night for the region. From LA Mayor to Measure ULA, many consequential items were on the ballot for this area at the city’s heart.  LA Citywide Candidate Races Karen Bass…

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Hollywood/Wilshire Election Update

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Hollywood/Wilshire had a busy election night, with important LA City Council Races coupled with the race for LA Mayor. Unfortunately, subsequent ballot updates show a poor outcome for some of our supported regional candidates.

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San Fernando Valley Election Update

Though the region did not have an LA City Council candidate on the ballot this November, the San Fernando Valley region experienced a busy election night. With consequential races for LA County Supervisor and LA Mayor, outcomes hinge on how Valley voters turned out.

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Long Beach-South Bay Election Update

The Long Beach-South Bay election night was active for BOMA/GLA. With many open races, we engaged with multiple candidates in many of the region’s most important races.
From Long Beach Mayor to El Segundo City Council, members made our voices heard.

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Nury Martinez Resigns from LA City Council

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Nury Martinez resigned from the Los Angeles City Council this week after a recording of her making racist and offensive remarks became public.
Other individuals heard encouraging and making offensive remarks included City Councilmembers Gil Cedillo and Kevin de Leon and LA County Federation of Labor Federation President Ron Herrera.
And while Ron Herrera has also resigned, Kevin de Leon and Gil Cedillo have not. The two even arrived at City Hall on Tuesday as though it was going to be business as usual.Other individuals heard encouraging and making offensive remarks included City Councilmembers Gil Cedillo and Kevin de Leon and LA County Federation of Labor Federation President Ron Herrera.

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Long Beach Adopts Climate Action Plan

The City of Long Beach has adopted its Climate Action Plan (CAP).
The plan sets ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gasses and mitigating the effects of climate change.
Long Beach joins a list of local cities with a Climate Action Plan. Addressing and mitigating the adverse effects of climate change is top of mind for policymakers and business leaders alike.
The challenge is establishing the “how” in how Long Beach will apply these policies.

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BOMA/GLA Visits Sacramento

BOMA/GLA members pose in front of the Sacramento Capitol Building

Last week, BOMA/GLA joined other commercial real estate groups to participate in CBPA’s California Commercial Real Estate Summit. It was a chance to speak to lawmakers in Sacramento about bills affecting our industry.

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