BENCHMARKING REGULATIONS FINALIZED

Leaders of several major real estate groups held a conference call this week with the California Energy Commission staff as the state prepares to launch the first statewide mandatory benchmarking program.

Several weeks ago, the State of California finalized the AB 1103/AB 802 Energy Benchmarking Regulations. This has been a long process and we have been involved every step of the way. The bottom line is that as of June 1, 2018, all buildings over 50,000 square feet – with some exemptions – need to be benchmarked and data shared with the Energy Commission.

BOMA/GLA TESTIFIES AT CITY HALL

Yesterday, the Los Angeles City Council Committee on Energy, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice had LA Sanitation in to report on the many issues that property owners are having with recycLA, LA's new waste hauling franchise system. 

WASTE HAULING TO COME BEFORE COUNCIL - SEND YOUR CONCERNS

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. 

BOMA/GLA OPPOSES COUNTY PARCEL TAX TO FUND PARKS

LA County has proposed a measure assessing a 3 or 5 cent tax per square foot on all parcels to pay for new park construction and maintenance. BOMA/GLA, along with BizFed and many other business groups, are opposing the proposal as currently written. Our letter to the Board of Supervisors argued

·         This square foot tax is a split roll tax unfairly burdening commercial property. The County has not shown why commercial uses should pay more for parks that are fundamentally enjoyed by people in residences.