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Curren Price Elected as City Council President Pro Tempore

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Curren Price Elected as City Council President Pro Tempore Community, Local Legislation Councilman Curren Price has been elected to serve as the LA City Council’s next president pro tempore, following an 11-0 vote by his fellow councilman.  The president pro tempore is second in charge in the council. The position was previously held by Mitch…

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Glendale Considers Building Electrification Code

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Glendale is developing new building electrification, and electric vehicle (EV) reach codes. The new regulations would impact new building construction effective January 1st, 2023.
The city staff is soliciting feedback on the proposed codes now. City council action is anticipated later this fall.

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Pasadena Adopts Electrification Ordinance

Pasadena Electrification

The Pasadena City Council voted to adopt its building electrification ordinance this month. The new code matches the policy outline approved by the council this past June.
Therefore, with some exceptions, new construction will not have natural gas hookups. As a result, new buildings in the city will only use electric appliances and devices.

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New Santa Monica Real Estate Tax Initiative

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Santa Monica voters should expect a Real Estate Transfer Tax initiative on their ballots this fall. If passed, it would raise the transfer tax rate from 0.6% to 5.6% for properties transferred at $8 million or more.
This tax will significantly impact both commercial and residential properties and their tenants.

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No New West Hollywood Vacancy Tax for Now

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In a victory for property owners, West Hollywood will not be placing a vacancy tax measure on the November 2022 ballot. Instead, in a 3-2 vote on June 6th, the West Hollywood City Council decided to move the discussion of the ballot measure to March 2023.

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