Santa Monica


Morena, Himmelrich and McKeown endorsed by SMRR (Santa Monicans for Renters Rights)

'The first set of official endorsements for the 2018 election season arrived this week with Santa Monicans for Renters Rights announcing their slate in several local races. SMRR endorsed Sue Himmelrich, Keven McKeown and Greg Morena for City Council. For School Board SMRR endorsed Laurie Lieberman, Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein, Craig Foster and Oscar de la Torre. [...]

2018-08-10T08:43:07+00:00August 10th, 2018|Local Updates, Santa Monica|

Rent Control Increase Capped at $60

Santa Monica: "The rent control board has capped rent increases $60 a month following a brief hearing last week. Increases for rent-controlled units are subject to two caps: a percentage and a fixed dollar amount. The percentage is mandated by the city’s rent control rules and is determined by a fixed formula that yielded at [...]

2018-06-27T17:08:08+00:00June 27th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, Santa Monica|

Sacramento Bee Voter Guide

"The Sacramento Bee Voter Guide asked the candidates for California Governor where they stand on rent control. Of the 6 leading candidates Newsom, Villaragosa, Chiang and Eastin have all said that they are in favor or rent control. Only Allen and Cox have said that they are against rent control. For more details, please see the Sacramento Bee Voter [...]

Cheryl Turner for Board of Equalization 2018: 3rd District

Dear AAGLA Members, Below are excerpts from a September 12, 2017 Opinion piece in the Los Angeles Daily News: The Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees last week slapped down member Scott Svonkin over fellow member Andra Hoffman’s allegation that Svonkin was bullying her. In a Sept. 6 meeting, the trustees voted 6-1 to deliver [...]

Santa Monica Rent Control Board – Vacancy De-Control & Surcharges Pass Through

Congratulations to all AAGLA members that attended and/or sent emails to the Santa Monica Rent Control Board for their meeting on March 22nd

2018-03-29T22:26:31+00:00March 29th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, Santa Monica, Stories|

Mexico earthquake devastation spurs California cities to action, despite the costs

A number of cities big and small in Southern California are taking steps to identify seismically vulnerable buildings for the first time in a generation

2018 New Year Networking Evening

Thank you to our West-Side members (WeHo, Cuvler City, SaMo, and the neighboring cities) who came to our first event of the year! We would like to thank our special guests, West Hollywood Councilmember and former Mayor, Lindsey Horvath; Candidate for Board of Equalization 2018 3rd District, Cheryl Turner, ; and our sponsor for the evening, Alpha [...]

2018-01-30T20:37:07+00:00January 30th, 2018|Beverly Hills, Culver City, Santa Monica, West Hollywood|

AB 1506 is Defeated in Committee. Costa-Hawkins is Saved…

Today is a great day for the multifamily housing industry. An Assembly bill introduced by Richard Bloom

Costa Hawkins: VOTE NO on AB1506

On January 11, 2018, the California legislature will be voting to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.

Congress Releases Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

This Article was originally published and it is courtesy of our national partners, NAA. Visit www.naahq.org for more information. House and Senate conferees on December 15 released the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Lawmakers hope to approve the final package early next week, with the House scheduled to vote on Tuesday, and send it to President Trump for [...]