METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT APPROVES CA WATERFIX

Today the Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors voted to support the California WaterFix, which will provide water security to all of Southern California.

BOMA/GLA has supported the WaterFix twin tunnels plan since its inception and is extremely pleased with the vote. The Board voted 60.83% to support and chose to finance their share of teh WateFix and to also fully fund the rest of the cost as well. 

Southern California willl have consistent, reliable water for years to come. 

BOMA/GLA LEADERSHIP MEETS MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA

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.

BOMA/GLA STAFF ATTENDS NETZERO 2017 CONFERENCE

BOMA/GLA advocacy staff attended the NetZero 2017 Conference at the IBEW-NECA Net Zero Plus Facility in Commerce. CA State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon opened the conference with some words about how California is leading the way in energy policy. After that, guests were treated to a roundtable discussion with energy policy leaders from various sectors of the economy.

MEMBER ARTICLE: “ARE YOU COVERED, LANDLORD? EXAMINING THE SCOPE OF TENANT INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS”

A recent California Court of Appeal’s decision gives California landlords reason to reexamine the language and scope of their lease indemnity provisions to confirm that their tenants’ indemnification obligations align with landlord expectations. For the complete article, click here.

BOMA/GLA GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE OPPOSES LEGISLATION TO INCREASE SEWER FEES

At their recent meeting, the BOMA/GLA Government Affairs Committee reviewed key legislation, including Senate Bill 213 (Hertzberg), which would change the definition of “sewer” in Prop. 218 to allow cities to levy fees. While some cities struggle to maintain and repair their sewer systems, BOMA/GLA and BOMA California, our state advocate, believe there are other funds available for these services, and that fee increases contribute to the high cost of doing business in the state.

SINGLE-USE RESTROOM - ALL GENDER SIGNAGE

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.