“The proposed seismic retrofitting ordinance will place extreme burden and expense on ‘mom and pop’ owners in West Hollywood,” said the letter from AAGLA’s Janet Gagnon, director of government affairs and external relations. “Most of the impacted buildings are older and already require substantial amounts of ongoing maintenance and upkeep. These buildings are already under [...]
"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 [...]
"West Hollywood has decided to release next week the addresses of 820 buildings deemed possibly vulnerable to earthquake damage. The release will come ahead of a future decision by the City Council on who will pay to retrofit those buildings so as to mitigate possible damage. That decision, a reversal of the city’s previous position, [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
Today is a great day for the multifamily housing industry. An Assembly bill introduced by Richard Bloom
On January 11, 2018, the California legislature will be voting to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.
On Monday, December 18th the West Hollywood City Council began the process of amending the City’s Short Term Rental ordinance.
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 [...]