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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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Call for Plumbing Repair Right Away if You Notice These Signs

April 23, 2020
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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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Sustainable Landscaping Tips for Your Building

April 23, 2020
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Road Map to Reopen California Sustainability has become an important goal for commercial real estate, including landscape architecture and design. In fact, the state of California has developed a set of municipal and statewide guidelines for landscaping around commercial buildings and industrial zones. One of the more important set of guidelines is the Model Water Efficient Landscaping Ordinance (MWELO), which…

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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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A Freeze on Rent Increases During COVID-19?

April 7, 2020
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There is no shortage of hardship during the current pandemic crisis. In order to address the economic slowdown and shelter in place orders, some Los Angeles City Councilmembers are trying to push for an overall freeze in rent increases throughout the emergency period.

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How Technology is Changing Disaster Management

March 31, 2020
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It was not that long ago that disaster management professionals handled crises primarily through landlines and press conferences. Thankfully, over the past 10 years, technology has redefined global emergency management and disaster communications. One of the first national disasters to heavily rely on technology, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), was Hurricane Sandy, as…

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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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Building Access Key Box (Knox Box) Best Practices

March 26, 2020
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The Building Access Key Box (Knox Box) Best Practice is a resource building managers and engineers can use in order to make sure keys, access cards, and other information that are required to be in the Access Key Box are kept current. It also provides additional material and website links that may be helpful to…

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Dignity Health Offers Free COVID-19 “Virtual Care Anywhere” Service

March 25, 2020
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As ambulatory and acute care facilities across the country experience an increase in patients with COVID-19 symptoms, virtual care visits help providers meet demand while reducing potential transmission of the coronavirus. To help fulfill this need, Dignity Health – Southwest Division is offering a free virtual urgent care service for anyone experiencing mild to moderate…

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