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LA City to Pilot Unarmed 911 Response Unit

March 3, 2021
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After cutting $150 million from the LAPD budget last summer, the LA City Council has finally decided how to allocate the funds, which were originally earmarked towards community reinvestment programs and alternative policing initiatives. Although the Council submitted an early draft on how to spend the new funds in December …

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Fire Inspection Management System Now Include Permits and More

February 17, 2021
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Last December, the LAFD Fire Development Services rolled out a new customer development portal in the Fire Inspection Management System (FIMS), which includes a number of services for fire, life, and safety systems. These features will streamline …

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LAPD Deal Set to Avoid Massive Layoff of Officers

February 8, 2021
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Last week, the Los Angeles Police Protective League agreed on a deal that could stop the layoffs of over 355 sworn police officers. At the end of 2020, the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion that would cut hundreds of active police officers. Expecting a budget deficit …

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BOMA International Scores Big Wins on Federal Tax Provisions

February 5, 2021
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In April of 2020, following extensive lobbying by BOMA International and its CRE partners, the CARES Act restored the 15-year depreciation schedule for qualified leasehold improvements or Qualified Improvement Property (QIP). Due to drafting error, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of …

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National Study Assesses Impact of COVID-19 on Office Space, Finds that Businesses Still Significantly Value On-Site Operations

February 3, 2021
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BOMA International, BOMA/GLA’s larger international sister organization, released a groundbreaking nationwide COVID-19 Commercial Real Estate Impact Study, which assessed important developments regarding commercial office space as it relates to …

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LA County Hears Options on How to Legally Remove Sheriff Villanueva

February 1, 2021
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After requesting more details last November on options to remove County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, the LA County Board of Supervisors recently received a report back from legal counsel this past Tuesday. As explained in the November motion …

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State Lawmakers Pass SB-91, Extends Eviction Ban and Creates Rent Relief Package

January 29, 2021
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On January 28th, state lawmakers voted to extend its statewide moratorium on eviction bans through June 30th, 2021. Originally, the eviction moratorium was set to expire on January 31st. The extension of the eviction moratorium is part of Senate Bill (SB) 91, a statewide initiative to alleviate the rent burden on residential tenants. In addition to the eviction ban, SB-91 includes a $1.5 billion dollar rent relief …

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Working From Home? Six Steps to Achieve Work-Life Balance During a Pandemic

January 25, 2021
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Since the start of the COVID pandemic, record numbers of people have begun working from home. About one-third of Americans now report to work from a home office. This could be in their kitchen, their bedroom, or even a garage …

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Small Commercial Landlord Challenges LA County Commercial Eviction Moratorium

January 20, 2021
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On January 19th, the Pacific Legal Foundation issued the first legal challenge on LA County’s commercial eviction moratorium on behalf of a small Lawndale commercial landlord. The court case, titled Iten v. County of Los Angeles, seeks to overturn the Countywide commercial eviction moratorium. Although it was set to expire in May of last year, it has been continuously extended. It will likely be extended by the County within the coming …

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LAPD Budget Cuts Will Significantly Impact Public Safety, Closing Stations and Critical Units

January 15, 2021
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This past December, the Los Angeles City Council approved a recommendation to cut over 1,000 Los Angeles Police Department officers and over 700 civilian law enforcement staff. Additionally, this comes on top of a $150 budget cut …

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