Advancing Racial Equality GAOR

Advancing Diversity in Real Estate and in Sacramento

A Panel Discussion with State Legislators on Racial Equality and Housing Featuring: The Honorable State Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25) The Honorable Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-41) The Honorable Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-43) Crystal DaCosta:  GLAR Board Member of the Black Business Caucus Friday, October 30 | 9:00 a.m. Advanced Registration Required Join us and hear the latest on racial equality and equity in our communities. Learn what we can do to promote fair housing. Find out what is happening in Sacramento and connect with our legislators who are representing us in the halls of the State Capitol. Discussion topics Fair Housing Diversity in education Affirmative action- how can we ensure all students receive an equal education? Diversity in policing. What can the state do to encourage local cities to move towards a community policing model to strengthen relationships between the police departments and communities they serve? Diversity within local and...

Continue reading
No On Proposition 15

No On 15

PROP 15 SUPPORTERS ADMIT HOMEOWNERS ARE NEXT The Yes on Prop 15 campaign is telling voters that they won’t come after homeowners. Statements over the years show that’s not true. Supporters of Prop 15 have admitted the next step is to repeal Prop 13 and increase residential property taxes — meaning skyrocketing housing costs for millions of Californians. We know the truth and we’ve got the proof that homeowners are next. Prop 15 has too many flaws and will increase the cost of living for all Californians. Learn the truth about the largest property tax increase in California history! Share flyers on your social media channels.  Please feel free to use any of the flyers provided here. NO on 15 – Flaw 4 – Admin Flaw Infographic NO on 15 – Flaw 6 – Housing Crisis Infographic NO on 15 – Myth vs. Fact Go To The NO ON...

Continue reading
YES ON 19

Yes On 19

Limits Property Taxes Increases for Wildfire Victims With over 20,000 homes destroyed by wildfires in the past few years, too many wildfire victims face significant and sudden tax hikes for moving to replacement homes located across county lines, sometimes just a few miles from their damaged homes. Prop 19 provides needed tax protections and savings for wildfire victims, removing location restrictions to allow those forced to move due to wildfires to transfer their damaged home’s property tax base to a replacement home anywhere in California. Closing Unfair Tax Loopholes Prop 19 closes loopholes exploited by East Coast investors, celebrities, and wealthy trust fund heirs to avoid paying their fair share on vacation homes, beachfront rentals, and luxury estates. Gaming the system allows wealthy heirs to pay a few thousand dollars in property taxes on inherited homes worth $10 million., and forces middle-class families to pay property tax bills that...

Continue reading
No On Proposition 21

No On 21

Grants New Powers to Regulatory Bodies to Impose or Modify Rent Policies – Without Public Oversight. Proposition 21 will change existing law to allow extreme rent control regulations and rules to be locally- enacted by unelected rent boards. These boards could change the cost and availability of housing with no requirements that they seek public input or that they hold a public vote. Eliminates Homeowner Protections. Proposition 21 allows regulators to tell single-family homeowners how much they can charge to rent out their homes – even if they just want to rent a single room. Homeowners will be subject to regulations and price controls enacted by unelected boards. Reduced Availability of Affordable and Middle-Class Housing. Independent academic experts from Stanford and U.C. Berkeley agree extreme rent control policies like those in Prop 21 discourage new construction and reduce availability of affordable and middle-class housing, driving up rents for many...

Continue reading
Glendale Chief of Police

Glendale Chief Of Police – OCT 14

GAOR is proud to have Glendale’s Chief of Police at our October 14 Town Hall meeting. Chief Carl Povilaitis will address community safety, real estate safety, or any other topics or concerns you have and need addressing. Please do not miss this Town Hall meeting.  Show up to show our Police Chief our support. Learn More About Our Glendale Police Department...

No On Proposition 15

GAOR Stands United – No On Proposition 15

Your Immediate Help Is Needed Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 29, the Glendale City Council will vote on a resolution in support of Proposition 15, the split roll initiative.   Prop 15, if approved by the voters in November, will require commercial and industrial properties valued cumulatively at over $3 million to be taxed on market value rather than purchase price.  (Residential properties would continue to be taxed on the purchase price as today) .  This has the potential to cause increases in rents to small businesses already hurting badly from the COVID-19 pandemic.    Send the City Council an email right now.  Tell them they should be supporting our city’s small businesses  — not making it harder for them to stay afloat.   Tell them to vote NO on the resolution and NO on Prop. 15.    vagajanian@glendaleca.gov anajarian@glendaleca.gov pdevine@glendaleca.gov dbrotman@glendaleca.gov akassakhian@glendaleca.gov  Share flyers on your social media channels.  Please feel free...

Continue reading

Census – Spread the Word

Beginning on Constitution Day, September 17, through Sunday, September 20, join Census Bureau partners nationwide in reminding your network that time is running out to respond to the 2020 Census.Share this 2020 Census graphic with your social media followers using the hashtag #2020Census, and post this 2020 Census banner on your website. Plan to send an email or text message reminder to your employees with a link to respond at 2020census.gov, and post a reminder on your intranet. Support your digital engagement with activities like chalking the sidewalks in your community. For example, social media reminders could be combined with “Chalk the Walk” reminders that ask your stakeholders and social media followers to chalk "last chance to be counted in the #2020Census" on their sidewalks. Time is Running Out Social Media Graphics: Graphic 1, Graphic 2 Time is Running Out Web Badges and Banner: Badge 1, Badge 2, Banner 2020 Census Outreach Materials Where to...

Continue reading
Notes from Government Affairs Legislative Update

The Three Propositions That Should Be of Interest to REALTORS®

Here are follow up notes from GAOR’s Government Affairs Legislative Update There are three propositions on the November ballot that should be of interest to REALTORS®: Proposition 15 Prop 15 (known as the Split Roll Initiative) would tax commercial property based on its market value, rather than the price at which it was purchased (the way residential property is taxed).  Owners of commercial properties valued at a cumulative $3 million would see their properties reassessed at least every three years.   CAR has not taken a position on this measure yet. Proposition 19 Prop 19 is the  CAR-sponsored initiative that would allow all homeowners who are over 55, disabled, or victims of natural disasters to take their property tax base with them when they sell their homes and buy a new one.   Should the new home have a higher tax value than the old one, the homeowner would pay a blended...

Continue reading
Your Participation Counts

You Can Help Shape Glendale’s Future

The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location. Think of your morning commute: Census results influence highway planning and construction, as well as grants for buses, subways, and other public transit systems. Or think of your local schools: Census results help determine how money is allocated for the Head Start program and for grants that support teachers and special education. The list goes on, including programs to support rural areas, to restore wildlife, to prevent child abuse, to prepare for wildfires, and to provide housing assistance for older adults.  ...

LA County COVID-19 Rent Relief

L.A. County COVID-19 Rent Relief

In an effort to assist renters with limited means affected by the COVID-19 crisis, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has provided $100 million to create the LA County COVID-19 Rent Relief program, operated by the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA). LA County COVID-19 Rent Relief is open to renters in Los Angeles County, including Glendale residents.  Renters must qualify based on income and have struggled to pay rent, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The subsidy is intended for rent-burdened tenants and will apply to unpaid rent obligations from March 1, 2020, or future rent payments. Click on the image below to view the PDF flyer in multiple languages. LA County COVID-19 Rent Relief Program...

Government Affairs with Laura Olhasso

Government Affairs Legislative Update with Laura Olhasso

With so much change happening in our local and state governments, it’s not easy keeping up with ordinances and legislative rules that directly affect our industry and daily professional lives. Please join us at our next Town Hall Meeting on August 5, to get a Government Legislative update by Laura Olhasso. Ask questions, give feedback on what is and is not working for you. See you Wednesday at 8:30 at our Local Town Hall....