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Amid Controversy, LA County to Consider $5/Hour Mandated Wage Increase for Grocery Workers

February 22, 2021
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Following Long Beach and LA City Council’s footsteps, the LA County Board of Supervisors is considering a motion this Tuesday to pass a 5$ hazard pay increase for grocery and drug retail workers. However, this comes at a time when there is growing public skepticism and criticism of mandating wage increases …

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Fire Inspection Management System Now Include Permits and More

February 17, 2021
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Fire Systems

Last December, the LAFD Fire Development Services 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. These features will streamline …

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After RecycLA Rate Increase Faces Criticism, LA Considers Payment Deferments, Waivers, and More

February 15, 2021
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RecycLA

Implemented in 2017, RecycLA was introduced as a new program to manage waste and recycling services. Through a public-private partnership between the City and 7 service providers, RecycLA services 11 areas and 64,828 customers throughout Los Angeles. Although RecycLA has helped steer the City into …

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How Major Cities Are Handling Fire Testing During Social Distancing

February 13, 2021
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Fire Testing

BOMA/GLA Education Fire testing is an essential component of building maintenance and operations. Without annual checkups, commercial property owners risk being unprepared for any unforeseen fire emergencies. However, there is still relative confusion about best fire testing practices amid social distancing and the COVID-19 pandemic. To this end, we’d like to communicate important protocols to…

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LAPD Deal Set to Avoid Massive Layoff of Officers

February 8, 2021
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Last week, the Los Angeles Police Protective League agreed on a deal that could stop the layoffs of over 355 sworn police officers. At the end of 2020, the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion that would cut hundreds of active police officers. Expecting a budget deficit …

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BOMA International Scores Big Wins on Federal Tax Provisions

February 5, 2021
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tax provisions advocacy on a federal level

In April of 2020, following extensive lobbying by BOMA International and its CRE partners, the CARES Act restored the 15-year depreciation schedule for qualified leasehold improvements or Qualified Improvement Property (QIP). Due to drafting error, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of …

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National Study Assesses Impact of COVID-19 on Office Space, Finds that Businesses Still Significantly Value On-Site Operations

February 3, 2021
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COVID-19 Study Office Space

BOMA International, BOMA/GLA’s larger international sister organization, released a groundbreaking nationwide COVID-19 Commercial Real Estate Impact Study, which assessed important developments regarding commercial office space as it relates to …

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LA County Hears Options on How to Legally Remove Sheriff Villanueva

February 1, 2021
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County Sheriff

After requesting more details last November on options to remove County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, the LA County Board of Supervisors recently received a report back from legal counsel this past Tuesday. As explained in the November motion …

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State Lawmakers Pass SB-91, Extends Eviction Ban and Creates Rent Relief Package

January 29, 2021
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Newsom Eviction Moratorium

On January 28th, state lawmakers voted to extend its statewide moratorium on eviction bans through June 30th, 2021. Originally, the eviction moratorium was set to expire on January 31st. The extension of the eviction moratorium is part of Senate Bill (SB) 91, a statewide initiative to alleviate the rent burden on residential tenants. In addition to the eviction ban, SB-91 includes a $1.5 billion dollar rent relief …

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LA County Begins a Limited Re-Opening of Businesses After November Shutdown

January 27, 2021
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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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