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.
In November, voters will decide a $7 billion bond measure to pay for continued modernization projects in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The measure proposes to use general obligation bonds to build new classrooms, and repair and improve existing classrooms to meet the technology needs of students. It would not increase property taxes but continue the existing tax rate …Continue Reading
As we’ve highlighted on our site, Proposition 15 will do much to hurt businesses and families across California. With that being said, more attention should be focused on how Proposition 15 will not do much to help schools and classrooms. In fact, while special interests are using Proposition 15 in the name of school improvement, it will mainly prioritize administrative costs …Continue Reading
Californians are no stranger to high monthly utility bills. With our infamous hot and dry summer days, we depend on air conditioning to keep cool during our long summer season. Without a doubt, these hot weather conditions add much to our monthly expenses and contribute heavily to climate change. Surprisingly, if voters approve Proposition 15 …Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, city officials have been looking at ways to re-think their approach to public transportation platforms. Now, dedicated bus lanes and bike lanes have officially opened in Downtown Los Angeles. To be sure, these lanes seek to prioritize the public right of way over private transportation.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Amid an unprecedented economic crisis, special interests are pushing Proposition 15 on the November 2020 statewide ballot that will undo Proposition 13’s property tax protections. In short, this will be the largest property tax increase in California history. However, most relevant to the commercial real estate industry is Prop. 15’s impact on commercial tenants throughout California …Continue Reading
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the LA Department of Building and Safety has made sure to adapt to critical health guidelines whilst offering necessary city programs. Notably, the Department has expanded its online and telephone services to include …Continue Reading
Boasting over 450 signatures, Climate Mayors (LINK) is a bold network of U.S. mayors with the goal of mitigating climate change. Through close contact, this collaborative group seeks to create innovative sustainability initiatives across many U.S. urban cities. In fact …Continue Reading