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Los Angeles to Expand Citywide Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

May 31, 2022
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After instructing the Department of Water and Power to create a strategy long-term citywide Electric Vehicle Master plan, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to approve the Master Plan. This new strategy will address the emerging demand for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by furthering the expansion and accessibility of charging stations …

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A Look at the Cost of Living in Los Angeles

May 30, 2022
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When people think of Los Angeles, it’s often synonymous with a high cost of living. As Angelenos know too well, this could not be further from the truth. According to the data, Los Angeles is known as one of the most expensive cities to live in. Although Los Angeles’ growth is producing higher wages and new industries, those …

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Call for Plumbing Repair Right Away if You Notice These Signs

May 27, 2022
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Plumbing issues can spell big trouble for your building; if the water isn’t running, the floors are flooded or the bathrooms aren’t working, you may not be able to stay operational at all. Some plumbing emergencies are obvious — water gushing from a toilet or sink is obviously a problem, as is a burst pipe or obvious flood

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Eric Garcetti Nomination as Ambassador to India Slowly Advances

May 24, 2022
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who was selected by President Joe Biden as envoy to India, is finally expected to undergo nomination by the U.S. Senate. Concerning Los Angeles, this situation raises uncertainty about who would lead the city for the remainder of the year. This comes after Senator Chuck Grassley stated that he would …

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CEQA Reform Will Help the Housing Crisis

May 23, 2022
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The balance between protecting the environment and addressing the mounting housing crisis becomes more difficult to manage as time goes by. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) remains a controversial way to address both issues.

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Can Congestion Pricing Improve Public Transit?

May 20, 2022
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There is no denying traffic congestion is one of LA’s major evils. How we can fix this problem is widely debated, yet a new solution has come into the conversation: congestion pricing.

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New Split Roll Tax Initiative Fails to Make Ballot!

May 17, 2022
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Late last year, a law firm representing SEIU-UHW submitted a proposal to California state officials seeking to place a split roll tax proposal on the November 2022 ballot. In application, this new proposal was dramatically different from Proposition 15, a tax initiative that was defeated last year. Preliminary titled as the “Housing Affordability and Tax Cut Act of 2022”, the proposal would tax …

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What Does LA’s Homelessness Settlement Mean for our Homelessness Response?

May 16, 2022
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Following months of disputes and uncertainty, the City of Los Angeles and homelessness advocates have finally reached a settlement that will require major investments into the homelessness crisis. This represents the culmination of extensive disputes over what the …

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Understanding Building Submeters

May 13, 2022
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Have your tenants asked you to submeter their commercial space yet? If not, they probably will soon! With submetering, your tenants are sure that their bills and leasing structure are just, that they have a return on investment of their individual energy conservation projects, and that they can proudly identify as sustainability leaders.

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Southern California Braces for More Unprecedented Water Cuts

May 10, 2022
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After months of poor weather and climate, Southern California is set to experience some of the state’s worst water restrictions. Unfortunately, the region’s water supply isn’t expected to get better anytime soon. According to NOAA’s weekly report the US Drought Monitor, 93% of California is experiencing a severe drought. Additionally, 35% is currently in extreme …

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