Long Beach voters will likely see a utility charter amendment on the November ballot. It proposes to merge the gas and water utilities.
Long Beach is the only California city with two city-run utilities.
The city believes this merger will improve efficiencies and provide better service to the community. And at a lower cost. Long Beach is the only California city with two city-run utilities.
The local June primary election had a lower voter turnout than usual, with only 28.4% of registered voters in Los Angeles casting a vote.Continue Reading
A bill that would target warehouse and logistic centers has passed the California State Assembly and will soon be considered by the State Senate. In short, this bill (Assembly Bill 2840) would ban many new warehouse/logistics facilities in Southern California…Continue Reading
The Port of Long Beach plans to make its port emission-free by 2035.
Concerns remain that the technology and infrastructure are not ready for such an ambitious plan. And if not implemented correctly, the supply chain may continue to suffer disruptions.
Guest Author Los Angeles City Council has given the Department of Transportation (LADOT) approval to pilot a “zero-emission loading dock” program. This initiative would create new delivery zones exclusively available to zero-emission delivery vehicles. The city will study the impacts of this program and will likely expand it over the coming years as part of…Continue Reading
Santa Monica voters should expect a Real Estate Transfer Tax initiative on their ballots this fall. If passed, it would raise the transfer tax rate from 0.6% to 5.6% for properties transferred at $8 million or more.
This tax will significantly impact both commercial and residential properties and their tenants.
This past Friday, the LA County Registrar finished counting ballots from last month’s primary elections. Here are some of the most important results impacting our industry.Continue Reading
Santa Monica is developing a Zero Emissions Building (ZEB) Code for 2023. The new code will eliminate natural gas options for all new buildings in the city, with limited exceptions.
Santa Monica joins a growing list of jurisdictions pushing building electrification and decarbonization codes.
The City of Los Angeles is considering the placement of a Parcel Tax Measure for the November 2022 ballot. The tax’s purpose is to provide funding for parks and recreation infrastructure.
The proposed tax rate is not available yet. However, any new tax proposal in the current economic climate is concerning.
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