LAPD COMMANDER TODD CHAMBERLAIN TALKS WITH BOMA/GLA SECURITY COMMITTEE ON DOWNTOWN DEMONSTRATIONS

The BOMA/GLA Security and Emergency Preparedness Committee met with LAPD Commander Todd Chamberlain (in photo above) and learned that LAPD has modified their tactics in the last few years to better manage the increased number of protests in Downtown LA.

COMPLIANCE DEADLINE DRAWING NEAR FOR CITY OF L.A. BENCHMARKING ORDINANCE

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.

BOMA/GLA BUILDINGS SHOW STRONG SUPPORT FOR WORLD EARTH HOUR

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:  

BOMA/GLA CANDIDATES WIN ACROSS LA COUNTY

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). 

EARTH HOUR FAST APPROACHING SO MAKE SURE YOUR BUILDING JOINS IN!

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. 

BOMA/GLA TESTIFIES AT L.A. PLANNING COMMISSION HEARING ON HOUSING LINKAGE FEE

The City of L.A. is considering a fee of $5 per sf on all commercial development and $12 per sf on residential construction to raise funds for affordable housing. BOMA/GLA took an oppose position last fall, as increasing the cost will only place additional burdens on the development process.

BOMA/GLA STAFF MEET WITH LA MAYOR GARCETTI

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. 

BOMA/GLA BRINGS HOME A WIN ON THE CITY OF L.A. PARKING BOND!

On September 12th, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti signed into law an exemption from the mandate that parking lot owners post a bond ensuring payment of their parking occupancy tax. The original law was passed 5 years ago to ensure the payment of tax, but BOMA argued it unfairly burdened those that routinely paid their tax. The cost of the bond reached the tens of thousands of dollars annually for owners of larger lots and garages, so this exemption is an important win for our building members.

BOMA/GLA MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN CITY OF L.A. “SWITCHOFF LA” CAMPAIGN

 
 
On Friday, July 29th, BOMA/GLA members joined Mayor Eric Garcetti in the start of the Save Energy LA, a public awareness campaign to reduce energy the next three months.  As a launch point, building owners participated in SwitchOff LA Hour that eveningshutting off non-essential lights to show support for the city’s efforts. 
 

BOMA/GLA SHARES POLICY INITIATIVES WITH THE MAYOR'S NEW HOMELESS POLICY DIRECTOR

With homelessness increasing region-wide, Mayor Eric Garcetti went on the offensive recently by appointing Alisa Orduna to the new position of Homelessness Policy Director. BOMA/GLA Chairman Brian Plymell and Martha Cox-Nitikman met with Ms. Orduna recently, sharing some of our successes and learning of her priorities for the city.  

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