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DTLA Alliance Report Shows Fresh Progress in Downtown

March 19, 2024
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Downtown LA Skyline

DTLA has faced numerous challenges since COVID-19. However, a new report from the DTLA Alliance shows progress in the city’s center.

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Prop. 1 Holds Narrow Margin Between Passage and Defeat

March 13, 2024
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ballot measure

Recent ballot updates show the governor’s ballot initiative is too close to call.

Proposition 1 has only a margin of a few thousand votes between passage and defeat.

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Measure HLA Poised to Pass

March 11, 2024
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Measure HLA is poised to pass after achieving a margin that is unlikely to change with the remaining ballots. 

It requires the city complete planned improvements from its Mobility Plan 2035 each time it makes other street upgrades. 

A late opposition campaign from the firefighters union was not enough to prevent this measure’s passage.

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CRE Goes on Offense in Sacramento

March 6, 2024
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planning permit

Our new lobbyist in the state capitol is wasting no time getting started! He has put forward two time-saving (and money-saving) bills.
One is to limit how long a city can take to plan-check before an applicant can hire an external professional.
The other would limit legal proceedings meant to delay evictions.

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Security Deposits Would be Limited Under New Bill

March 5, 2024
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state legislative priorities

State Senator Menjivar recently introduced a new bill that would add new requirements and limit security deposits for landlords renting to small businesses and non-profits. Effectively, this would impose a rent control policy for commercial real estate.

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Support the Small Business Energy Loan Enhancement Act

March 2, 2024
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Our advocates in Washington, D.C., are pushing a high-priority proposal to open funding for energy efficiency projects.
H.R. 1491, the Small Business Energy Loan Enhancement Act, would expand financing for small businesses from $5.5 million to $10 million for efficiency projects.

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Anticipated State Budget Deficit Worsens

February 27, 2024
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A new Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) report shows tax revenue falling well below projections. The agency projects a new California budget deficit of $78 billion.
The deficit will likely cause the state to dive into reserve funds and cut spending at a level not seen since the Great Recession.

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Interim Police Chief Selected for LAPD

February 21, 2024
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The city has selected an interim chief after the announcement last month of Chief Michael Moore stepping down as Chief of LAPD.
The Board of Police Commissioners selected Assistant Chief Dominic H. Choi. Chief Choi is a 28-year veteran of the department and the first Asian-American to serve as the city’s top cop.

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Rain, Rain, (Won’t) Go Away

February 20, 2024
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Two weeks after a powerful storm hit the region, Los Angeles faces a new round of heavy rain. The super-saturated region faces an increased risk of flooding and mudslides that could impact day-to-day operations.

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Your Guide to the March 5th Primary Election

February 9, 2024
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Prop. 15 deadline

With the March Primary Election less than a month away, this is a voter’s guide to provide information on what will be on your ballot.

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