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Homeless Communities See COVID-19 Spike

January 5, 2021
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While the COVID-19 vaccine has been slowly distributed across the country, local jurisdictions must still continue to address their longstanding health concerns. For one, the pandemic has disproportionately affected the homeless community …

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2020 – A Look at BOMA/GLA’s Past Advocacy Efforts, And What’s to Come

December 29, 2020
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The past year has been a challenging one. To be sure, the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in an unprecedented moment in history, with many economies hit hard by government restrictions. During these times, property owners and businesses have also been thrown into the unknown. Fortunately, our Government and Public Affairs department …

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Instead of Total Closures, Health Officials Should Rethink COVID-19 Restrictions

December 23, 2020
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With increasingly restrictive State and County COVID-19 health orders, dozens of industries have continued to be impacted by closures and restrictions. Although businesses have been adapting to relevant health orders …

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

December 18, 2020
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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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How to Maintain Proper Indoor Air Quality During COVID-19

December 16, 2020
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During COVID-19, maintaining proper indoor air quality and filtration systems is critical in reducing the risk of infections. Certainly, building owners and managers know that indoor air quality is on the minds of tenants as their employees return to work. There can be some barriers in ensuring that systems work efficiently in providing the most hygienic environment …

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Update on LA County COVID-19 Health Orders and Business Closures

December 14, 2020
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With rising infection rates across California, both the Governor and Los Angeles County have imposed new restrictions and orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These updates are consistent with Governor Newsom’s California’s Blueprint for …

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LA City Moves Forward With Motion That Would Cut Nearly 1,000 LAPD Officers

December 11, 2020
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The Los Angeles City Council this Tuesday voted to move forward with a recommendation that would create significant department-wide layoffs. A majority of these cuts will come from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), with nearly 1,000 LAPD officers and over 700 civilian …

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LA City to Consider Motion to Regulate Encampments Amid COVID-19 Homelessness Spike

December 9, 2020
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Although COVID-19 health crisis has taken center stage, the homelessness crisis has not gone away. In fact, the situation has only worsened under the pandemic, with less City and County revenue for homelessness services. As a result, the City has been unable to deal with the rapid development of encampments …

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County Judge Orders LA Officials Must Provide Evidence to Stop Outdoor Dining

December 7, 2020
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Last November, the LA County Board of Supervisors voted to shut down all outdoor dining until December 16th, citing rising COVID-19 infection rates throughout the region. However, many restaurants and businesses would oppose such …

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Fire Inspection Management System Expanded To Include Permits and More

December 5, 2020
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The LAFD Fire Development Services has 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.┬áThese features will streamline various …

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