Posts Tagged ‘Westside’
The City Council of Culver City Votes to Prohibit Camping in Public Spaces
The City Council of Culver City Votes to Prohibit Camping in Public Spaces Homelessness, Housing, Local Legislation The City Council of Culver City voted 3-2 in favor of prohibiting camping in public places. The adoption of the ordinance is very controversial as housing advocates are concerned about the promotion of enforcement rather than services and…Read More
Culver City Developing Anti-Camping Law
In a special meeting on December 21st, the Culver City City Council directed city staff to draft an anti-camping law.
Additionally, Mayor Vera directed the city to declare a state of emergency for homelessness. The city council will vote on a motion on January 9th.
The actions represent a shift in Culver City’s plans to address the homelessness crisis.
Westside Election Update
BOMA/GLA found some success in the direction of Westside region’s city council races. However, ballot measures that will raise real estate transfer tax rates appear likely to pass.Read More
New Santa Monica Zero Emissions Building Code
Santa Monica is developing a Zero Emissions Building (ZEB) Code for 2023. The new code will eliminate natural gas options for all new buildings in the city, with limited exceptions.
Santa Monica joins a growing list of jurisdictions pushing building electrification and decarbonization codes.
Nury Martinez Resigns from LA City Council
Nury Martinez resigned from the Los Angeles City Council this week after a recording of her making racist and offensive remarks became public.
Other individuals heard encouraging and making offensive remarks included City Councilmembers Gil Cedillo and Kevin de Leon and LA County Federation of Labor Federation President Ron Herrera.
And while Ron Herrera has also resigned, Kevin de Leon and Gil Cedillo have not. The two even arrived at City Hall on Tuesday as though it was going to be business as usual.Other individuals heard encouraging and making offensive remarks included City Councilmembers Gil Cedillo and Kevin de Leon and LA County Federation of Labor Federation President Ron Herrera.
Building Electrification Proposal Coming to Culver City
Culver City is proposing a building electrification policy for new construction. All new buildings in the city could only be built with electric appliances.
With recent headlines about grid reliability in the state, the new drive to electrification is raising concerns about unintended consequences.
Outdoor Watering Suspended in Parts of LA County for 15 Days
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) is asking businesses and residents in parts of Greater Los Angeles to halt outdoor watering starting September 6th.Read More
Public Safety Concerns Drive Starbucks Closures
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…Read More
New Santa Monica Real Estate Tax Initiative
Santa Monica voters should expect a Real Estate Transfer Tax initiative on their ballots this fall. If passed, it would raise the transfer tax rate from 0.6% to 5.6% for properties transferred at $8 million or more.
This tax will significantly impact both commercial and residential properties and their tenants.
As Final Primary Ballots Are Tallied, Pro-CRE Candidates Finish Strong
This past Friday, the LA County Registrar finished counting ballots from last month’s primary elections. Here are some of the most important results impacting our industry.Read More