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Public Safety Concerns Drive Starbucks Closures

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Public Safety Concerns Drive Starbucks Closures Community, Homelessness, Public Safety Starbucks announced it would close six stores in Los Angeles due to concerns about employee safety. Concerns such as drug use, crime, and a rising mental health crisis contributed to the closures. Unable to mitigate these issues alone, Starbucks will “open new locations with safer…

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No New West Hollywood Vacancy Tax for Now

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In a victory for property owners, West Hollywood will not be placing a vacancy tax measure on the November 2022 ballot. Instead, in a 3-2 vote on June 6th, the West Hollywood City Council decided to move the discussion of the ballot measure to March 2023.

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Los Angeles to Expand Citywide Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

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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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New Split Roll Tax Initiative Fails to Make Ballot!

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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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