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Policymaker Spotlight: Miguel Santiago

April 27, 2020
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BOMA Greater Los Angeles would like to introduce its members to a leading California State Assemblymember, Miguel Santiago. First elected in 2014 to the 53rd District, Santiago represents the key interests of neighborhoods like Boyle Heights, Downtown, Koreatown, and Pico Union on issues like eradicating homelessness, building affordable housing, prioritizing community college, and increasing care services.

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Who Must Provide Lactation Accommodations?

April 22, 2020
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Controversial yet widely supported by legislators, new laws regarding lactation accommodations in California have been brought to the State Legislature over the past few years.

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Prop 15. Must Not Pass During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 17, 2020
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Split Roll is a cataclysmic issue for property owners throughout California. Unfortunately, the emergence of Covid-19 will only magnify the catastrophic impacts created by Split Roll. That is to say, the pandemic alone has already created disaster-level scenarios. With this in mind, it is obvious that passing Split Roll will massively exacerbate these issues.

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Policymaker Spotlight: Kathryn Barger

March 30, 2020
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BOMA/GLA is honored to present our Elected Official of the Year, Kathryn Barger. We also support her reelection campaign for the Board of Supervisors.
As a faithful steward to District 5 and the residents of Los Angeles county, Barger has won reelection to her seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. She currently serves as the Chair of the Board, after having first been elected in 2016.

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California Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training

March 24, 2020
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What is Sexual Harassment? California law defines sexual harassment as a form of sexual discrimination, which refers to unwelcome sexual advances, or any physical, verbal, or visual conduct of a sexual nature, including actions that create an offensive, hostile, or intimidating work environment based on sex. State law says that the offensive conduct does not…

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AB5 – BOMA/GLA Protects Independent Contractors in CRE

March 23, 2020
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In 2018, the California Supreme Court rendered a hasty decision that held concerns independent contractors and the California business community. In Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, the California Supreme Court analyzed a worker classification dispute between Dynamex and their independent contractors. In this case …

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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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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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