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Without a working smoke detector, the risk of a tragic fire increases. The Community Development Department inspects over 4,000 homes annually through the Rental Housing Inspection Program. One item on the checklist is to locate working smoke detectors which is number one on the list of top 10 violations.
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) is fighting for low-income and middle-class Americans to have the opportunity to own their own home, provide a safe haven for family, and build wealth.
Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-09) today applauded the U.S. House passage of the FAST Act that included a provision that strikes the prohibition barring municipalities from using tax exempt bonds toward Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) projects. Last week, Rep. McNerney and Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) led their House colleagues in a bipartisan letter urging that this provision be included in the final highway-transportation bill language
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted against two separate attempts to obstruct the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan would allow states, localities, and energy utility companies to set standards for reducing emissions and encourage investments in innovative, sustainable energy production
Pending home sales bounced back from the previous month at the statewide level in October, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today. Pending sales were also significantly higher on an annual basis, portending higher closed escrows in the next couple of months.
U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) questioned U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White on the SEC's actions related to risk-sharing by the GSEs during a House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled “Examining the SEC’s Agenda, Operations, and FY 2017 Budget Request."
Mayor Garcetti Announces Easier Access for Building and Safety Customers With Expanded Same-Day Plan...
Expanded Counter Plan Check allows for modest projects — like multi-floor tenant improvements, medium-sized home additions and others — to be reviewed on the same day instead of waiting weeks with larger projects.
Coalition Delivers 130,000+ Signatures to CPUC In Support of California’s Successful Solar Net Metering...
Pushing wheelbarrows full of signed postcards and petitions from residents throughout the state, a diverse coalition of consumer, environmental, faith, public health, environmental justice, and business organizations gathered on the steps of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to deliver more than 130,000 signatures in support of net metering, a critical solar policy
Congressman Alan Lowenthal, along with all 17 of his Democratic colleagues on the House Natural Resources Committee (HNRC), has called on the HNRC Energy and Mineral Resource (EMR) subcommittee chairman to hold a hearing on the development of renewable energy resources on public lands.
Mayor Lee & Supervisor Farrell Introduce Legislation to Amend Inclusionary Housing Ordinance to Build...
Mayor Edwin M. Lee with Supervisor Mark Farrell introduced legislation at the Board of Supervisors to make changes to the City’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance to speed up production of affordable housing in San Francisco for low and middle income families. The legislation, part of the Mayor’s Blueprint to 10,000 announced last week that sets forth a blueprint to provide more than 10,000 permanently affordable homes to families and residents by 2020, will help the City better meet the needs of low and middle income families who need housing
A 46-year-old man was charged today with shooting his wife and at a neighbor in a North Hollywood condominium complex during a domestic violence incident in which he also shot himself, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
A Detroit man has been charged with stealing roughly $225,000 from an elderly woman he befriended after she signed over her apartment complex to him, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Carlson Alyn Jackson (dob 11/24/55) was charged with three counts of grand theft from an elder and one count of offering a forged instrument in case BA439441.
In 2014, California not only led the nation in total installed solar electric capacity, with solar power generating more than 5 percent of the state’s total electricity consumption, but the Golden State also added more installed solar capacity last year than all other states combined, according to a new report released today by Environment California Research & Policy Center.
Community Organizations Respond to First Republic Bank’s New Policy to Stop Financing Displacement Mortgages
In response to a new policy announced by First Republic Bank to stop financing so-called “displacement mortgages," 11 local community organizations released this statement today. We commend First Republic Bank for boldly acknowledging the significance of displacement mortgages in the housing displacement crisis that is occurring in San Francisco.
C.A.R. analysis finds significant disparity between home prices and what buyers can truly afford. Dearth of housing supply at affordable prices exacerbates housing affordability issue.
Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24), along with Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02) and more than 20 other original cosponsors from California, introduced a comprehensive bill that would provide emergency funding to help local communities stretch existing water supplies and improve water infrastructure in response to the California drought.
Reps. Jared Huffman (D-California) and Denny Heck (D-Washington) today introducednew legislation to help homeowners make investments in their homes and save money on their electricity and water bills. The Solar and Water-Efficient Homes Act would improve and modernize theTitle I Home and Property Improvement Loan Program, one of America’s oldest tools for assisting homeowners to remodel and upgrade their homes, and spur homeowners to invest in efficiency upgrades, greywater systems and other water-conserving improvements, photovoltaic panels, and new HVAC systems.
After Unprecedented Public Input, Rep. Jared Huffman Introduces Final “Crowdsourced” Drought Response Legislation
Huffman: “This is what a serious response to western water and drought looks like.” WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 9, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman...
U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) released the following statement after the introduction of H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015, a comprehensive plan to reevaluate and renew California's current water infrastructure
In response to California’s continuing drought and the Governor’s April 1 drought executive order, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) invites the public to a July 2 meeting to comment on the design of a statewide initiative, in partnership with local agencies, to collectively replace 50 million square feet of lawns and ornamental turf with drought tolerant landscapes