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California to Secure $26 Billion From Federal COVID-19 Relief Bill Community, Covid-19 Since the start of COVID-19, financial analysts have been very aware of how harmful the pandemic would be on municipal budgets. Less consumer revenue and a substantial increase in spending on PPE equipment, vaccines, and economic relief programs have created historic budget deficit…

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public transportation

Even before social distancing was encouraged due to COVID-19, the LA County Metro busses were already facing severe declines in ridership. So, due to health concerns and changing commuter preferences, Metro will likely have many barriers to consider in the near future. Certainly, Metro will have to reimagine public transit …

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Newsom Announces New $2 Billion Relief Package for Californians and Small Businesses Community, Covid-19 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…

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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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Newsom Eviction Moratorium

On January 28th, state lawmakers voted to extend its statewide moratorium on eviction bans through June 30th, 2021. Originally, the eviction moratorium was set to expire on January 31st. The extension of the eviction moratorium is part of Senate Bill (SB) 91, a statewide initiative to alleviate the rent burden on residential tenants. In addition to the eviction ban, SB-91 includes a $1.5 billion dollar rent relief …

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local commercial eviction moratorium

On January 19th, the Pacific Legal Foundation issued the first legal challenge on LA County’s commercial eviction moratorium on behalf of a small Lawndale commercial landlord. The court case, titled Iten v. County of Los Angeles, seeks to overturn the Countywide commercial eviction moratorium. Although it was set to expire in May of last year, it has been continuously extended. It will likely be extended by the County within the coming …

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