by: Andrew Kratzer Publish Date: November/09/2017

BOMA/GLA Advocacy staff has been working with the Council on their sidewalk vending efforts since the discussion began. Commercial property owners have a large stake in the issue and want to make sure that the Council implements a system that balances the rights of sidewalk vendors and those of brick-and-mortar business and property owners. See below for the transcript of our testimony. We continue to work with the Committee responsible for the ordinance and the individual Councilmembers and their staff. Reach out to your BOMA/GLA Advocacy staff for more!

by: Martha Cox-Nitikman Publish Date: November/06/2017

CITY OF L.A. WASTE HAULING PROGRAM UPDATE

 

by: Andrew Kratzer Publish Date: November/01/2017

BOMA/GLA members and staff had a great meeting with Councilman Bob Blumenfield today to talk about sidewalk vending regulations. As sidewalk vending moves through the Public Works Committee, chaired by Councilman Blumenfield, BOMA/GLA looks to stay engaged with the issue.

by: Andrew Kratzer Publish Date: October/27/2017

BOMA/GLA board members and BOMA/GLA PAC board members were excited to meet with former Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa today at their second leadership lunch with a 2018 gubernatorial candidate. The meeting was hosted by BOMA/GLA members Hines and OUE at the Owner's Conference Room at US Bank Tower in Downtown Los Angeles. The lunch was catered by Homeboy Industries, a non-profit that helps formerly gang-involved men and women redirect their lives.

by: Andrew Kratzer Publish Date: October/04/2017

Members of the BOMA/GLA Board of Directors and the BOMA/GLA Political Action Commitee Board gathered together today at City Club Downtown and had lunch with Gubernatorial candidate John Chiang. Chiang is currently the CA State Treasurer and has embarked on an aggressive campaign to be the next Governor of California.

by: Andrew Kratzer Publish Date: September/21/2017

As part of the National Issues Conference - Local Edition, BOMA/GLA leadership met with US Congressman Jimmy Gomez, who represents downtown Los Angeles in Washington, DC.

Congressman Gomez was just recently elected in a special election to replace longtime Congressman Xavier Becerra when he was appointed Attorney General. Before becoming a US Congressman, Rep. Gomez served 2.5 terms in the California State Assembly.

by: Martha Cox-Nitikman Publish Date: August/07/2017

Town Hall meetings were held in Downtown and the West Side last week to provide details of the program and an opportunity for members to ask questions of Bureau of Sanitation managers and waste haulers. Over 70 members attended these events.

Our member’s questions revealed several important take-aways that owners should be aware of:

by: Andrew Kratzer Publish Date: August/01/2017

LA Sanitation gave a formal presentation and question and answer session today with BOMA/GLA members at Bank of America Plaza downtown. BOMA members were able to hear about the program and the changes in their waste haulers and ask questions about their buildings. For a copy of LA Sanitation's powerpoint, click here!

by: Martha Cox-Nitikman Publish Date: April/21/2017

On April 20th, speakers from the City of Los Angeles outlined key elements and timelines for both the waste hauling and sidewalk repair programs. While costs will significantly increase under the franchise waste hauling program, Dan Meyers of LADWP indicated the city is working to provide detailed information and great customer service during the summer roll-out of the program.

by: Martha Cox-Nitikman Publish Date: April/04/2017

Earth Hour 2017 was held last March 25th, and buildings around L.A. dimmed lights in support of energy conservation and sustainable practices. BOMA member buildings with over 26 million square feet of space worked collaboratively with tenants to turn down non-essential lights both inside and out.

Twenty-eight BOMA member buildings participated this year, the same number as in 2016. BOMA/GLA would like to thank all the managers for working to make this a special evening. A list of participants is listed below:  

by: Mitchell Vieyra Publish Date: April/04/2017

Several BOMA/GLA members have formed The L.A. Fire Life Safety Committee to provide input and guidance to the L.A. City Fire Department. After the difficult roll-out of the City of LA Fire Life Safety Compliance Engine, the firms realized input was needed on fire life safety equipment procedures and policies. The Committee is the brainchild of Danny Venencia, AB & A Fire Life Safety Testing, and one of their goals is to develop a training program for fire department staff and testers.

by: Mitchell Vieyra Publish Date: April/04/2017

Several BOMA/GLA members have formed The L.A. Fire Life Safety Committee to provide input and guidance to the L.A. City Fire Department. After the difficult roll-out of the City of LA Fire Life Safety Compliance Engine, the firms realized input was needed on fire life safety equipment procedures and policies. The Committee is the brainchild of Danny Venencia, AB & A Fire Life Safety Testing, and one of their goals is to develop a training program for fire department staff and testers.

by: Martha Cox-Nitikman Publish Date: March/20/2017

This Saturday, March 25th from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, is Earth Hour. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office is encouraging all businesses to dim their non-essential lighting to bring awareness to the need for saving our resources for future generations. Over 30 buildings participated last year in Earth Hour. Help us exceed that number in 2017! Click here for an updated flyer which includes a city-sponsored event downtown. 

by: Mitchell Vieyra Publish Date: March/09/2017

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). 

by: Mitchell Vieyra Publish Date: March/03/2017

The iconic Downtown Los Angeles attraction, Angels Flight, will reopen by Labor Day according to local officials. The announcement was made three years after an incident forced the operations to shut down. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Angels Flight Foundation President Hal Bastian.

For for more information, click here

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