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Policymaker Spotlight: Nury Martinez

July 29, 2020
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BOMA Greater Los Angeles is proud to support the new President of the Los Angeles City Council, Nury Martinez. She was elected unanimously by her fellow councilmembers, and she began her presidency on January 5, 2020. Since then, President Martinez has championed significant laws in response to homelessness …

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New Updates to LA County Eviction Moratorium Orders – Know Your Rights!

July 24, 2020
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evictions

The City and County of Los Angeles as well as other cities within Greater Los Angeles have enacted ordinances prohibiting evictions of commercial tenants who can demonstrate that their inability to pay rent is caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  While these orders all tend to be similar in their intent …

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Election Spotlight: Al Austin, Long Beach District 8

July 20, 2020
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On March 3, 2020, Long Beach’s voters headed to the polls to vote for the new City Councilmember representing District 8. Incumbent Al Austin faced a serious challenger, Tunua Thrash-Ntuk. Thrash-Ntuk is the wife of City College Board Trustee Uduak-Joe Ntuk …

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LAFD Chief Reg 4 Program Needs to be Overhauled

July 13, 2020
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fire systems

Building safety, most especially maintaining fire protection equipment, is an integral part of managing commercial properties. However, personnel in the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) that oversees the Chief Regulation #4 Program – which regulates fire life and safety – is scarce. Moreover, the program as a whole is vastly in need of an update. Without …

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More Homelessness Housing Is Coming, But More Is Needed

July 8, 2020
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homeless housing

There is no question that homelessness is one of California’s most overwhelming and difficult problems to solve. With more than 70,000 individuals in the County suffering from some form of homelessness, comprehensive housing is essential. While recent events are paving the way for more housing …

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BOMA/GLA Opposes Proposition 15, California’s Split Roll Initiative

July 6, 2020
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Split Roll tax

The best way to describe what is going on with Split Roll was given by previous California Governor Jerry Brown: “Messing with Prop 13 is a big, fat loser.” Despite this, Prop 13 protections for commercial property owners will be challenged this November. Officially known as Prop 15, Split Roll is …

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Are Tenants Returning and Paying Rent? 10 Portfolio Managers Share their Experience

July 3, 2020
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In conversations with 10 property managers throughout LA County, there is strong evidence that the commercial real estate industry is rapidly adapting to the Coronavirus epidemic. In this article, we’ll explore the accounts …

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Policymaker Spotlight: Mark Ridley-Thomas

June 29, 2020
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BOMA/GLA would like to introduce an exemplary candidate for the Los Angeles City Council District 10, Mark Ridley-Thomas. Having served in public office for close to 30 years, Ridley-Thomas has a proven track record that Angelenos can trust. He is currently termed out as a Los Angeles County Supervisor but desires to continue his influence in LA.

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LA City Rejects Vacancy Tax for Now, But Will Consider it for 2022

June 24, 2020
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Fortunately, during Wednesday’s Special Meeting, the Los Angeles City Council moved to stall consideration of their vacancy tax. Originally, the motion called for placing the vacancy tax on the November 2020 ballot. However, Councilmember Mike Bonin, the main advocate behind the tax, admitted that there …

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SB 939 Defeated!

June 19, 2020
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SB 939 leases

The California State Senate Judiciary Committee is considering SB 939 (Wiener) this Friday. In short, this bill allows commercial tenants to walk away from current leases. In addition, the bill also provides 12 months to repay the unpaid rent that accrued during the statewide shelter-in-place order. Certainly, this clearly abrogates …

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