by: Andrew Kratzer Publish Date: February/12/2018

According to the latest Public Policy Institute of California poll, Antonio Villaraigosa is inching closer to frontrunner Gavin Newsom in the race to be the next Governor of California. The poll, released last week, has Newsom at 23% and Villariagosa at 21%. CA State Treasurer and fellow Democrat John Chiang trails them both at 9%. 

Newsom has led the race the entire time and although most of the other polls released so far do not have Mayor Villaraigosa as close as this poll does, it certainly shows that his message is gaining traction.

by: Andrew Kratzer Publish Date: February/05/2018

Three resignations have made for confusing logistics in electing the next representatives in Assembly Districts 45, 39, and 54. Governor Jerry Brown, in the interest of protecting his supermajority in the state legislature, has set a special election for all three seats, and it will eventually coincide with the regular election. Here is how it will work:

April 03, 2018 - Special Primary Election for AD39, AD45, and AD54

by: Andrew Kratzer Publish Date: February/05/2018

RecycLA, LA City's new waste hauling franchise program, has seen a bumpy roll-out since its inception. But the grace period for haulers is over, and this month (starting February 1st) the City will be able to levy fees in the form of liquidated damages to haulers that are not meeting the standards set out by the City. 

by: Martha Cox-Nitikman Publish Date: May/02/2017

BOMA/GLA was invited by L.A. Deputy Mayor Ray Chan to attend a status update on improvements to the development process over the last 4 years. Representing BOMA/GLA were Codes Committee Co-Chair Althea DePietro and BOMA/GLA VP Martha Cox-Nitikman. While progress in the Building Department’s processes are well known, other departments provided additional details on short cuts and new service offerings, including the LADWP.

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

The City of L.A. has begun implementation of the Existing Building Energy and Water Efficiency (EBEWE) ordinance passed last year, and owners have already started receiving letters to comply if their building is over 100,000 sf. The compliance deadline is July 1, 2017.

by: Mitchell Vieyra Publish Date: March/01/2017

Assembly Bill 1732 was signed into law on September 29, 2016, relating to the identification of single-user toilet facilities as all-gender toilet facilities. This law goes into effect, today, March 1st, 2017.

by: Martha Cox-Nitikman Publish Date: January/10/2017

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Major Accounts Team invites you to attend an information workshop on programs available to help you save money on your utility bills. The program will focus on LADWP’s Commercial Lighting Incentive Program, Energy Advantage Program, and Water Conservation.

by: Mitchell Vieyra Publish Date: January/05/2017

A group called the Citizens for Accountability and Good Government in Los Angeles has filed a petition to place a measure on the March ballot repealing the mandatory portions of the Zero Waste LA Exclusive Franchise System. The group has 120 days to obtain a sufficient number of signatures to place the measure on the ballot.

by: Martha Cox-Nitikman Publish Date: December/13/2016

In the wake of the warehouse fire in Oakland, the Los Angeles Fire Department has written a short article on types of hazards specific to warehouses and assembly areas, and what to look for in reviewing the fire/life safety of this type of occupancy. Click here for the article

by: Martha Cox-Nitikman Publish Date: December/09/2016

The City of Los Angeles has launched an unprecedented sidewalk repair program, SAFE SIDEWALKS LA, which will invest $1.4 billion over 30 years to fix broken sidewalks. There are three ways to participate: The Rebate Program, Access Request Program, and Report a Sidewalk Problem.

THE REBATE PROGRAM

by: Mitchell Vieyra Publish Date: September/13/2016

The BOMA/GLA Government Affairs Committee recently voted to support the re-opening of the Aliso Canyon Gas Wells in the San Fernando Valley. After a gas leak earlier this year, the wells have remained closed and the Gas Company has conducted a series of rigorous safety tests, following state and federal procedures with governmental oversight. 

by: BOMA California Publish Date: September/08/2016

Here is a list of all the propositions on the ballot with links to the full text.  The commercial real estate industry has taken a position on two; Support the Education Bond (Prop 51) and Oppose the Cortopassi Initiative (Prop 53).

Proposition 51 - School Bonds. Funding for K–12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statute. 

by: BOMA California Publish Date: August/12/2016

One bill that we have been watching very closely, as it has the potential to accelerate the trajectory of more expensive electricity and other fuels in this state is SB 32 (Pavley; D-Agoura Hills), which passed off of Suspense yesterday.

by: Martha Cox-Nitikman Publish Date: August/02/2016
The shutdown of Aliso Canyon gas wells means there will be less energy this summer. LADWP is offering $10 per kW shifted to non-peak hours. Many large customers have already enrolled in the program.
 
For more information on the program, click here or speak with your LADWP major accounts rep.
by: Martha Cox-Nitikman Publish Date: July/19/2016
The Los Angeles Fire Department is warning business owners to be on the lookout for phony "fire inspectors". Businesses have been targeted recently by scam artists wearing "uniforms" who claim to be examining fire safety systems on behalf of the Fire Department. 
 

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