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LA City, County to Seek Federal Appeal to Overturn Skid Row Housing Mandate

May 3, 2021
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Federal Judge David O. Carter granted a preliminary injunction and has ordered the City and the County of Los Angeles to provide temporary housing to skid row residents. In his ruling, Judge Carter expressed concerns that the City and County were too …

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After COVID-19: Long-Term Investments Facility Managers Can Make for Health and Hygiene

April 26, 2021
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With the rapid spread of COVID-19 throughout China, Europe, and now the United States, public health officials, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have been urging individuals to take a number of immediate protective measures to help slow or stop the spread of the virus.

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Garcetti Pledges $1 Billion to End Homelessness, and Resources for Businesses as LA Re-Opens

April 21, 2021
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On Monday evening, Mayor Garcetti took the opportunity during the annual State of the City Speech to unveil the new City budget for fiscal year 2021-2022, and several significant proposals to combat homelessness and COVID-19. Garcetti dubbed his 8th annual budget “a justice budget”, focused on …

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Civil Unrest and Protests: How to Prepare Your Commercial Property

April 20, 2021
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As the Derek Chauvin trial draws to a close this week, there is potential for increased civil unrest throughout the Country. Particularly, local law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles County are preparing for likely protests in commercial corridors and public areas. BOMA/GLA denounces racism …

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LAFD Union Compromise to Avoid Closure of Key Fire Stations

April 19, 2021
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During a historic citywide budget crisis, the Los Angeles City Council approved a Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) union deal that would avoid the closure of several fire stations throughout Los Angeles. The deal, tentatively reached in …

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LA to Potentially Settle Federal Lawsuit and Provide Homelessness Housing, Clear Encampments

April 16, 2021
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After months of internal deliberation, Los Angeles is poised to reach a settlement that could provide homelessness housing and allow the City to clear key encampments, such as those under freeways …

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Mayor Garcetti’s Climate Emergency Mobilization Office Will Help Meet the Goals of the Green New Deal

April 7, 2021
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BOMA/GLA Education Mayor Garcetti has launched Los Angeles’ first-ever Climate Emergency Mobilization Office (CEMO), which will connect various City offices and community leaders to help meet the goals of the Green New Deal. Los Angeles’ Green New Deal, unveiled in 2019, sets aggressive sustainability goals for the City on combatting climate change in our region.…

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Meet Rob Bonta, California’s Next Attorney General

April 2, 2021
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Last week, Rob Bonta was appointed by Governor Newsom as California’s next Attorney General, filling the vacancy created by Xavier Becerra, who now serves as …

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Early Candidates Throw Their Hat Into LA Mayoral 2022 Election

March 29, 2021
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Last week, Los Angeles Councilmember and President pro tempore Joe Buscaino announced his bid for Mayor in the 2022 race. He will join and compete with City Attorney Mike Feuer, who announced his mayoral campaign on March of last year. The election for the next Mayor of Los Angeles will take place on …

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How Technology Can Maximize the Efficiency of Virtual Work

March 24, 2021
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Remote work was on the rise long before the age of COVID. But what was an upward trend has suddenly become the standard, forcing companies to make the transition whether they are ready or not. In today’s world, the ability to maximize efficiency while working virtually is a key component of success …

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