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police brutality reforms long beach

In the past few months, community organizers and activists brought the topic of police brutality to the forefront of our national conversation. As such, large cities like Los Angeles have been forced to reconsider their approach to policing. Notably, Los Angeles voted to cut $150 million from the LAPD budget, while introducing a new …

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California stands out in the US as a highly desirable place to live. However, the cost of living is anything but desirable.
In 2019, Los Angeles was voted by the Economic Intelligence Unit to be the tenth most expensive city to live in. Five years before the city was tied with New York City for 39th. California’s growth is producing higher wages and new industries, but those opportunities come with a hefty price tag.

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Shared Workspace Future

Over the past two years, the future of shared workspaces seemed dark and at a dead end. With demand for coworking space at an all-time low and with COVID-19 creating a transition to remote working, it felt like major companies like WeWork were quickly losing relevance. However, recent events prove that the shared workspace industry is still alive, and has so much potential for innovation and growth.

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Stacy Mungo

For the Spotlight Series, BOMA/GLA would like to highlight the incredible work done by Long Beach Councilwoman Stacy Mungo. Currently serving the 5th District, Councilwoman Mungo has pursued many unprecedented initiatives to advance the prospects of her district.

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vacancy tax

The Los Angeles City Council has studied the feasibility of vacancy taxes to reduce empty properties. In effect, this tax would create punishments and taxes despite many owners who are genuinely attempting to sell their space. Though, as seen in other cities, a fee with the intent to punish property owners will have a host of other effects that will undermine the ability for property owners to do business.

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