Last month, BOMA/GLA leaders met with LA County Property Assessor Jeff Prang to discuss his first four years in office, his re-election campaign in 2018, and his goals for his next term. Assessor Prang was thoughtful and demonstrated a strong understanding of the issues facing commercial real estate as property values continue to rise.
BOMA/GLA PAC’s annual fundraiser, BOMA at the Bowl, was a huge success in 2017. BOMA/GLA members and sponsors were treated to an all-star showing of Mamma Mia at the Hollywood Bowl. The event raised over $70,000 for the BOMA/GLA PAC, a new record!
Last week, BOMA/GLA PAC Board Member Becky Rios, Lincoln Property Company, attended a fundraiser for CA State Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra on behalf of the PAC. Assemblyman Bocanegra has been a longtime friend of BOMA/GLA and has a strong track record of supporting local business and real estate. His district covers the east San Fernando Valley.
The BOMA/GLA Political Action Commiittee interviewed both candidates running for Los Angeles City Council District 7 - a seat vacated by Council Member Felipe Fuentes late last year. The two candidates going into the General Election on May 16th are former Public Works Board Member Monica Rodriguez and aide to Los Angeles City Council Member Paul Krekorian, Karo Torossian.
The BOMA/GLA Political Action Committee endorses both Glendale Ctiy Council incumbents Ara Najarian and Zareh Sinanyan as the run for re-election. The PAC Board also voted to support Rick Dinger - one of the challengers running to take a third open seat. The BOMA/GLA PAC Board made its decision following a set of interviews conducted by local Glendale members.
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The BOMA/GLA PAC Board endorsed candidates in the cities Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood in the March 7th election. Out of the 12 candidates the PAC supported, 11 were successful.
Los Angeles city Mayor Eric Garcetti, Controller Ron Galperin and Attorney Mike Feuer were all re-elected to office along with Council Members Blumenfield (CD 3), Bonin (CD 11), O'Farrell (CD 13) and Buscaino (CD 15).
The BOMA/GLA PAC Board with the recommendation of the Westside Regional Council officially supports Council Members John Mirisch and Nancy Krasne in their run for re-election. The PAC has also endorsed Eliot Finkel for the third open seat on this year's ballott.
Mr. Finkel is the current City Treasurer, which is also an elected position within the City of Beverly Hills. BOMA/GLA has over 20 commercial office buildings in the city and continues to be active in local government activity.
The BOMA/GLA PAC in coordination with the Westside Regional Council has endorsed both Council Members John Duran and John Heilman in the City of West Hollywood. Both Duran and Heilman have supported pro-business measures including a minimum wage increase that considered the concerns of small businesses.
We encourage all of our members to Vote on March 7th. Remember to Vote Yes on H.
The BOMA/GLA PAC Board has decided to recognize State Assembly Member Matt Dababneh (D-45) and Los Angeles City Council Member Mitchell Englander (CD 12) with the State and Local Elected Official of the Year Awards. This is the second year that the PAC has given this honor and we are proud to support both legislators as they fight for pro-business and commercial real estate friendly legislation.
BOMA/GLA advocate Mitchell Vieyra met with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as a BizFed PAC Board meeting on Friday February 17th at 400 S Hope St. Vieyra serves as a voting member of the BizFed PAC, connecting BOMA/GLA interests with the larger business community.
The BOMA/GLA PAC Leadership and the Government Affairs Committee met with Assembly Member Raul Bocanegra on Friday to discuss his priorities for the coming legislative session. The meeting took place at the BOMA/GLA offices in Downtown Los Angeles, where PAC Chair Phil Tate (Kilroy Realty) led discussions on energy and water efficiency efforts at teh local and state levels along with a look at the homeless crisis and affordable housing.
BOMA/GLA endorses current Los Angeles City Council Member Bob Blumenfield in his re-election race in District 3, which includes most of the West San Fernando Valley. BOMA/GLA has a number of buildings within the Woodland Hills and Warner Center area and has worked with the Council Member on a number of issues including the current homeless crisis.
The San Fernando Valley Regional Council looks forward to continuing a working relationship with the Council Member and his district office.
The BOMA/GLA PAC officially endorses and supports Los Angeles City Council Member Mike Bonin. The Council Member represents Council District 11, which covers West Los Angeles, Brentwood, Venice, Mar Vista, Westchester, LAX and Playa Vista.
BOMA Greater Los Angeles members have always appreciated a working relationship with the Council Member and his staff. We encourage all of our members to vote in the March 7th election. You can visit the PAC webpage for a list of additional endorsements.
BOMA/GLA PAC endorses and supports Los Angeles City Council Member Joe Buscaino in his re-election campaign. The Council Member was the first recipient of the BOMA Greater Los Angeles Local Elected Official of the Year Award. His leadership on issues such as sidewalk vending, sidewalk repair and his work on the AQMD board have proven his support for the business and real estate communities.
BOMA/GLA PAC endorsed candidate Autumn Burke was re-elected as the Assembly Member representing the 62nd Assembly District. The 62nd District covers the cities of El Segundo, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale and the Playa Vista, Venice and Marina Del Rey neighborhoods of Los Angeles.