BOMA MEMBERS MEET ASSEMBLYWOMAN FRIEDMAN

BOMA/GLA PAC board members were excited to attend a fundraiser for Assemblywoman Laura Friemdan today at Union Station. BOMA/GLA supported Assemblywoman Friedman in her last election and are excited to support her as she seeks a second term in 2018. 

Assemblywoman Friedman has been a strong advocate for Glendale her entire career and is doing great things on the Transportation Committee. We look forward to working with her as she continues to push Los Angeles County and the state of California forward!

BOMA/GLA’S COX-NITIKMAN ASKED TO ADDRESS MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS REGARDING IMPENDING ENERGY BENCHMARKING LAW

A non-profit group called the Energy Network Program held a workshop for city officials recently, and invited BOMA/GLA’s Martha Cox-Nitikman to address the group regarding stakeholder participation in energy benchmarking. Because the revised state benchmarking rules will be coming out this summer, cities officials gathered to learn more about how both public and private buildings can comply. Cox-Nitikman stressed that although the Cal.

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.

WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE CALIFORNIA WATER FIX?

The California Water Fix is a coalition of business, agricultural, and environmental groups along with water agencies and public officials who are interested in finding a balanced solution to the water needs of Californians while protecting the Delta. BOMA/GLA has been a member of the coalition for 3 years. Reports in the newspapers on the state water system are sporadic.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETS WITH STATE ADVOCATE, VOTES TO OPPOSE L.A. HOUSING LINKAGE FEE

BOMA California lobbyist Matthew Hargrove, in the photo above right-center, met recently with the BOMA/GLA Government Affairs Committee to discuss the 2016 legislative session and results of the November election. Hargrove noted BOMA Cal successfully defended against a wide range of harmful policies that would have significantly increased operating costs. In the face of the national election results, Mr.

UPDATE ON CALIFORNIA WATER FIX PROJECT

BOMA/GLA has long supported the twin tunnel system proposed by Governor Jerry Brown, first known as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and now as the California WaterFix project. A document has come out to explain further development of the project and you can access it by clicking here. 

BOMA/GLA SUPPORTS AUTUMN BURKE IN THE 62ND ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

BOMA/GLA PAC endorses Autumn Burke in the 62nd Assembly District. Assembly Member Burke is the current incumbent and is just finishing her first term in office. The BOMA/GLA PAC supports pro-business candidates across Los Angeles County - both in local and state races. 

The 62nd Assembly District covers the cities of El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, the Playa Vista, Westchester and Venice portions of the City of Los Angeles and the unincorporated Marina Del Rey portion of Los Angeles County. 

 

TSUNAMI OF LOCAL TAXES HEADED FOR STATE’S TAXPAYERS

Joel Fox, Editor of Fox & Hounds and President of the Small Business Action Committee, takes a look at the “Tsunami of Local Taxes” on November’s ballot. 

NO ON 53: UNNECESSARY BURDEN ON REVENUE BOND PROCESS

BOMA/GLA has taken a strong position against Proposition 53, which would require a statewide voter approval on any state revenue bond that is in excess of $2 Billion. There are two major forms of bonds, revenue and general obligation. General obligation bonds already require voter approval and require repayment to bondholders through tax or funds from existing funds. 

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