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FDA Officially Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine – What It Means for Vaccine Mandates

August 25, 2021
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On Monday, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it officially approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 – a groundbreaking development that will improve vaccination rates throughout the Los Angeles. This comes at a time when …

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LA City Pledges to Create 25,000 Homeless Units By 2025

August 20, 2021
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With over 40,000 individuals experiencing homelessness, the Los Angeles City Council took a bold step towards rapidly increasing it’s available supply of homeless housing units. In last week’s Council meeting, the Council unanimously agreed to adopt the City’s first …

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Sheriff Villanueva Urges County to Declare ‘State of Emergency’ Against Homelessness

August 17, 2021
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Homelessness

As the number of encampments rise along key tourist destinations such as Venice Beach, Olvera Street and Hollywood, LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is pushing the LA County Board of Supervisors to declare a state of emergency against the homelessness crisis …

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Senate Passes $1.2 Trillion Package for Infrastructure Improvements

August 13, 2021
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The Senate has passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act by a 69—30 vote. The $1.2 trillion dollar package now heads to the House where it awaits passage before heading to President Joe Biden’s desk for signature. BOMA International applauds the Senate for …

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Paving the Way: Preparing Your Parking Lots for Safe Re-entry

August 9, 2021
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Ensure safe building operations, better protect workers, visitors, and customers by completing needed repairs to your parking lots. You have a unique opportunity to perform essential work and repairs while your parking lots are still mostly vacant.

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2021 LA County Assessment Roll Reveals Countywide Real Estate Growth

August 3, 2021
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On July 15th, the LA County Office of the Assessor officially released the 2021 edition of the Assessment Roll, which lends insight into the health of the real estate industry. According to the roll, the real estate market has shown immense resilience during the pandemic, and is on a road towards economic growth. With …

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California Building Solves Telephony Service Issues While Realizing Substantial Savings

August 2, 2021
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Elevator phones should be simple, the elevator company provides the phone, the phone company provides the dial tone. Yes it should be simple but so often it’s not and knowing just how much an elevator phone can cost you is now more important than ever…

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Simple Elevator Phone Self-Test Highlights Communications Gap and Opportunity to Improve On-Site Safety and Tenant Experience

August 2, 2021
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When you are entrapped in an elevator in California and need medical help, the last thing you want to hear from the person answering your emergency call is, “I’m in Connecticut and we don’t call 911.” Wait. What? This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about things to consider when choosing an elevator…

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Los Angeles City Council Officially Approves Anti-Camping Ordinance

July 30, 2021
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On July 1st, after voting to have the City Attorney’s office quickly draft an ordinance prohibiting encampments on the public right of way, City Council tentatively approved the ordinance on a 13-2 vote. Since a first-reading of an ordinance requires a unanimous vote, the Council was forced …

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With LA’s Homelessness Services Authority Facing Organizational Issues, City Officials Propose Reform

July 26, 2021
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homelessness

With Los Angeles City and County facing immense pressure from the courts to respond to the homelessness crisis, city officials are examining measures to re-think its approach to homelessness services. Namely, the governance system of the Los Angeles Homelessness …

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