CITY OF L.A. HOLDS BRIEFING ON PROGRESS OF PERMIT STREAMLINING EFFORTS

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.

DOWNTOWN MANAGERS CONNECT WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

On Thursday October 20th - BOMA/GLA building members connected with city officials from major Los Angeles city departments at 400 S Hope Street in Downtown Los Angeles. The Downtown Regional Council hosted this event for all property managers in the area (both members and non-members).

L.A. FIRE DEPARTMENT RELEASES INFO ON WAREHOUSE AND ASSEMBLY AREA SAFETY

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

NEW POLICY ON TWO-WAY RADIO ENHANCEMENT SYSTEMS TESTING

LAFD Requirement #105 has been issued which covers “Two Way Radio Communications Enhancement Systems Bi-Directional Amplifier System (BDA) Testing.” While only new buildings are covered by the code, many owners are installing these systems voluntarily.
 
Click here to view the new policy.

LAFD OFFERS FRAUD ALERT

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.