West Hollywood

WeHo Proposes Making Tenants Pay 50% of the Cost of Earthquake Retrofits

“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 [...]

2018-06-22T17:50:18-07:00June 22nd, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, West Hollywood|

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 [...]

West Hollywood Agrees to Release List of Buildings Possibly Vulnerable to Earthquakes Next Week

"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, [...]

2018-06-01T15:36:52-07:00June 1st, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, West Hollywood|

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 [...]

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 [...]

2018-01-30T20:37:07-07:00January 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 [...]