Executive Director's Update

Adaptive Reuse - A Housing Solution

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This month, the Apartment Association, California Southern Cities and the Commercial Real Estate Council sponsored an in-depth seminar on adaptive reuse for Long Beach City officials, department managers and developers.

Presented by Hamid Behdad, the guru of Los Angeles’ adaptive reuse ordinance, this dynamic seminar showed the audience how the ordinance creates new housing, revitalizes neighborhoods, preserves historic architecture, encourages community development, facilitates mixed use and stimulates economic investment.

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2006 Landlord/Tenant Bills

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ASSEMBLY

AB 1169 (Torrico) 60-day Notice to Terminate Residential Tenancy - The bill is identical to SB 51 of 2005 (SB 51 died on the Assembly floor). As amended, AB 1169 requires landlords/property managers in non-rent controlled and/or just cause eviction communities to give residential tenants a 60-day notice to terminate a tenancy if they have lived in the unit for greater than one year from 1/1/07 to 12/31/09. It allows owners to give a 30-day notice to vacate to tenants who have resided in the unit for less than one year. Position: OPPOSE. Pending hearing before: Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Long Beach Citizen Charter Reform Petition

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Below is a special article reprinted with permission by AACSC

Long Beach Citizen Charter Reform Petition
Filed With City Clerk
Accountability, Voter Participation Are Two Key Elements
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By George Economides
Publisher
Long Beach Business Journal

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It's Not Politics As Usual!

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2006 - it's just going to be one of those years. A hotbed of political activity and we are out there protecting your interests!

AACSC just defeated an onerous rental inspection ordinance in Huntington Park. Modeled on LA City's SCEP (systematic code enforcement program), the program would have required annual payment of $36.00 per door by ALL owners for an inspection done once every three years, as I discussed last month.

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Interval House - A Local Success Story

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Interval House - A Local Success Story

Crouching in a closet…
Afraid to say anything…
Hiding bruises with makeup…
Then…
Her child is beaten!

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