ATHENS SERVICES ANSWERS MEMBERS' QUESTIONS

BOMA/GLA members had the chance to hear from Athens Services at the Westside Regional Breakfast in June. Westside BOMA members experienced a bumpy rollout but since then Athens services has been very responsive to BOMA/GLA advocacy staff and has shown a real commitment to taking care of BOMA/GLA members. 

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 TESTIFIES AT L.A. WASTE HAULING HEARING

Hundreds of commercial owners attended a hearing December 1st to voice concerns with the implementation of the City’s waste hauling program, RecycLA. BOMA testified that distance and access fees have significantly increased the cost of waste collection, while customer service has worsened. Also, many members want diversion reports which are currently not available from haulers.

LA COUNCILMAN ENGLANDER PROVIDES VALLEY BUILDING OWNERS GREATER ACCESS TO WASTE FRANCHISEE

Due to many questions arising around the new waste hauling franchise in the San Fernando Valley, Councilman Mitchell Englander has asked Waste Management Inc., the contracted provider, to hold regular office hours in his Community Service Center in Chatsworth.

To speak with a representative to discuss your concerns, call (818) 882-1212 to set up an appointment.

TOWN HALL FORUMS HELD TO ADDRESS MEMBER CONCERNS WITH CITY OF LA WASTE HAULING FRANCHISE PROGRAM

Town Hall meetings were held in Downtown and the West Side last week to provide details of the program and an opportunity for members to ask questions of Bureau of Sanitation managers and waste haulers. Over 70 members attended these events.

Our member’s questions revealed several important take-aways that owners should be aware of:

LA SANITATION GIVES PRESENTATION ON WASTE HAULING TO BOMA/GLA MEMBERS

LA Sanitation gave a formal presentation and question and answer session today with BOMA/GLA members at Bank of America Plaza downtown. BOMA members were able to hear about the program and the changes in their waste haulers and ask questions about their buildings. For a copy of LA Sanitation's powerpoint, click here!