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Two Adaptive Reuse Bills Pass California Assembly  

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Downtown Assemblymember Miguel Santiago has proposed two bills, Assembly Bill 2909 and Assembly Bill 2910, to make adaptive reuse projects easier.

With the changing nature of work post-pandemic, there is a need for building owners to have greater flexibility with the use of their buildings. Office utilization has changed at the same time our state is experiencing a housing crisis.

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BOMA/GLA Board Endorses Retail Theft Initiative

Theft prevention lock cases in a retail store.

At this month’s board meeting, the BOMA/GLA Board of Directors 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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Janitorial Bills Pass California Assembly

Two high-cost janitorial bills continue to advance through the legislative process, with both now in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
Assembly Bill 2374 expands requirements for displaced janitors, and Assembly Bill 2364 imposes production rate limits.
Both bills represent new costs for an industry still reeling from market uncertainty.
The impact of the tentative labor agreement on the bills remains to be seen.

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TPA Gets Supreme Court Hearing Date

The California Supreme Court has now set a hearing date of May 8th for oral arguments for and against the measure’s removal from the ballot.

It would be unprecedented for the court to remove TPA from the ballot, and we hope the court dismisses the request for its removal from the ballot. The state is arguing that the changes this ballot measure brings are too significant for just the voters to decide on.

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Measure ULA Challenged in Federal Appeals Court  

Newcastle Courtyards has just requested that the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit review and reverse the federal judge’s decision to dismiss this case. The reality is the ULA has been a tax impacting more than just “mansions” and is not meeting the promise sold to voters.

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LADWP’s New Incentive Program

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Understanding all the various energy efficiency requirements and incentives can be overwhelming. However, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Business Offerings for Sustainable Solutions (BOSS) program can support business growth, especially as regulations become stricter. This rebate enables a business to potentially recoup their entire investment.

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LA City Council Evaluate Changes in Police Oversight

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LA City Council Evaluate Changes in Police Oversight Local Legislation The LA City Council is considering a charter amendment that will change how police discipline and oversight are applied.   These changes could possibly improve community trust and department morale, which in turn could lead to a safer LA that can benefit businesses. However, any…

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