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Election Spotlight: City of Pasadena

March 23, 2020
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As decided by Martin Truitt, a local Democratic political campaign consultant, “This will be the most contested city election cycle in 50 years.” Including the mayoral race, there were 18 candidates spread across 5 races in Pasadena. Districts 1, 2, 4, and 6 were up for election, and all but 1 of the incumbents…

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Does Your Building Require Seismic Retrofit?

March 23, 2020
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Even with a history of major earthquakes, there was decades of little to no progress on retrofit legislation in California. Now, the nation’s most sweeping seismic regulations live in Los Angeles with a unanimous vote by the City Council.

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CEQA Reform Will Help the Housing Crisis

March 23, 2020
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The balance between protecting the environment and addressing the mounting housing crisis becomes more difficult to manage as time goes by. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) remains a controversial way to address both issues. Environmental reviews are known to add years onto important development projects in LA. Building owners and managers alike have to deal with the costs of these delays.

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Title 24 Ensures Building Efficiency

March 23, 2020
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As property owners and managers, it can get overwhelming when trying to understand all the different building codes. Title 24 is a specific part of the California Code of Regulations that specifically ensures building efficiency. These standards are updated every three years, so it is imperative to stay on top of the changes and avoid penalties.

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Building Electrification Dims Your Options for Energy

March 2, 2020
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As a result of climate change impacting our daily lives, ambitious climate action plans are becoming popular among state policymakers. Some advocates of renewable energy are championing the implementation of “building electrification”.

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