2020 Split Roll Measure Must be Defeated!

The below article is from the California Business Properties Association. Established in 1972, CBPA proudly serves as the legislative and regulatory advocate for property owners, tenants, developers, retailers, contractors, land use attorneys, brokers, and other professionals in the industry by representing their interests at the State Capitol and in Washington, D.C.

Legal Q & A by – Richard Beckman

Question 1:  I have a question regarding getting additional security deposit from a tenant in a rent controlled Oakland apartment. Tenant has been in building in Oakland for 20 years. Security deposit is currently $725.00. Current rent is $1,277.00. Would like to increase security deposit to $1300. Can I do so? What form do I…

Do you want a utility company monopoly?

Dear AOA Members – I am writing to inform you about an important proceeding underway at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that could impact 90 percent of property owners in Southern California, including apartment owners. On the heels of soft-story retrofits, new solar requirements, and a proposed new parcel tax in Los Angeles (please…

The Abuse of the Trash Monopoly Continues! By – Victor Bardack

Two and one-half years ago, despite overwhelming property owner opposition, Mayor Eric Garcetti and his City Council abandoned a system of trash collection by competitive bidding and instituted a trash monopoly system where trash corporations were awarded monopolies for specific areas. The trash corporations assured the Mayor and the Council that these monopolies would lead…