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Measure ULA Challenged in Federal Appeals Court  

April 16, 2024
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Newcastle Courtyards has just requested that the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit review and reverse the federal judge’s decision to dismiss this case. The reality is the ULA has been a tax impacting more than just “mansions” and is not meeting the promise sold to voters.

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Board of Supervisors Pursue Streamlining Property Tax Appeals

April 11, 2024
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At their April 9th meeting, the LA Board of Supervisors directed the agencies responsible for property tax assessments to find ways to streamline the process.
Current backlogs result in delayed refunds and corrected tax assessments for our members.

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LADWP’s New Incentive Program

April 9, 2024
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BizFed Pulse

Understanding all the various energy efficiency requirements and incentives can be overwhelming. However, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Business Offerings for Sustainable Solutions (BOSS) program can support business growth, especially as regulations become stricter. This rebate enables a business to potentially recoup their entire investment.

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LA City Council Evaluate Changes in Police Oversight

April 9, 2024
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Assessment Roll 2021 Assessor Prang

Guest Author The LA City Council is considering a charter amendment that will change how police discipline and oversight are applied.   These changes could possibly improve community trust and department morale, which in turn could lead to a safer LA that can benefit businesses. However, any effort at reform must avoid worsening the morale…

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Burbank Economic Strategic Plan Sets Permit Streamlining as Goal #1

March 26, 2024
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The Burbank City Council adopted a new five-year economic strategic plan.

The number one goal is to streamline permitting. If properly implemented, the members’ business experience with the city will improve.

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Beverly Hills Invests More in its Homelessness Plan

March 26, 2024
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Beverly Hills City Hall

The Beverly Hills City Council will provide an additional $1 million in funding for programs that address homelessness.
The city adopted its homelessness plan in 2023, and the additional funding will support its goals.

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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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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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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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