GAOR Webinar Panel at Legislative Day

Thanks To Our Panelist For Representing Our Association to Our State Legislators

We thank the 52 members who showed up for GAOR’s first webinar. Your show of support for our distinguished panel who presented our concerns to Assm. Laura Friedman on Legislative Day was a BIG SUCCESS. Our GAOR representatives drove home two important issues, which C.A.R. supports, in regard to housing: Greg Astorian, GAOR Government Affairs Director Panel Facilitator Eddie Manisian SB6:  State Senate Bill An act to amend Section 65913.4 of, and to add and repeal Section 65852.23 of, the Government Code, relating to land use. Senate Bill 6 enacts, until January 1, 2029, the “Neighborhood Homes Act,” which establishes a housing development project as an allowable use on a “neighborhood lot,” which is defined as a parcel within a commercial zone where office and retail uses are permitted, so long as the parcel is not adjacent to an industrial use. Here is the California Government Posting Antoinette Stahl...

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Legislative Day With Laura Friedman

LEGISLATIVE DAY – Our Show in Numbers At 1:30 P.M. Would Help Send Our Message Loud and Clear

C.A.R. is hosting its first-ever, fully virtual Legislative Day on Tuesday, April 27th.  At 1:30 p.m. GAOR is scheduled to meet with Asm. Laura Friedman.   Greg Astorian, Antoinette Stahl, and Eddie Minassian from GAOR will be pitching for our team.  Our show in numbers at 1:30 p.m. on this day would help send our message loud and clear.   If you’ve ever been curious about Legislative Day but couldn’t commit to going to Sacramento to experience it live, this is a great opportunity for you to take part without leaving home! Please REGISTER For This 30 Minute Webinar Now Please note – you will need your NRDS ID to register.If you’re unsure of it, here’s a link to look it up: http://on.car.org/nrdslookup Besides attending this 30-minute webinar to support our associationclick here to learn about all the day’s events that you can attend....

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Glendale Police - Neighborhood Watch Program

Glendale Police Dept | Neighborhood Watch Meeting

All are invited to the Glendale Police Department’s “Introduction to the Neighborhood Watch” meeting on Wednesday, May 12, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually through WebEx.  It is recommended to join 5-10 mins before the start of the meeting time to eliminate any last min technical issues. The Neighborhood Watch program is a crime prevention effort to help Glendale residents make their neighborhood safer by partnering with the Glendale Police Department.  They will highlight some of these program benefits: Reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime Help Glendale residents recognize and respond appropriately to suspicious activity Learn about crime trends in their neighborhood Reduce the fear of crime and make the neighborhood feel safer Address other areas of concern—fire prevention, teen safety, travel safety, more Meet the designated lead offer who serves their neighborhood area Ultimately, build an effective partnership with...

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AB 1401

AB 1401

“What needs to happen is less driving and more easy and safe options for getting around.” Assembly Transportation Chair Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) is tackling all of this with A.B. 1401, which would prohibit cities from imposing minimum parking requirements on certain developments, specifically those located near existing public transit. The bill has strong support from housing advocates, affordable housing developers, and a few mayors who showed up to the press conference to tout its benefits. Her goal is to help California set policies that “prioritize and center human beings over cars; that prioritize people, housing, health, and the environment,” she said. Read More About This Measure Here...

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BCH Rent Relief Program

California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program for Landlords

If you are a landlord who has one or more eligible renters, you can apply to get reimbursed for 80% of each eligible renter’s unpaid rent between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021.  You are required to agree to waive the remaining 20% of unpaid rent for that specific time period. Learn about the requirements and what you need readily available before applying. Take the Landlord Eligibility Quiz About BCSH...

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Housing and Eviction Moratorium Presentation

In case you missed it, here is some pertinent information shared at our Town Hall meeting on March 3rd by Greg Astorian, GAOR’s Government Affairs Director. TOPIC: Housing and Eviction Moratorium Presentation: Important links worth noting. https://landlordtenant.dre.ca.gov/ https://www.glendaleca.gov/ https://www.car.org/riskmanagement/covidlegaldocs https://www.car.org/riskmanagement/live https://www.caprop19.org/ Prop 19 CAR Webinar The California COVID-19 Information App for Tenants & Landlords City of Glendale COVID-19 Dashboard If you have any other topics you would like to see covered at our meetings, please let us know....

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Glendale Fire Department

New Disclosure Requirements for Properties in the City’s High Fire Hazard Area

There are new disclosure requirements for properties in the City’s high fire hazard area that take effect on July 1st, 2021. Sellers of property in the high fire hazard area must provide the following documentation to a buyer: 1. provide a disclosure notice to the buyer, if the home was constructed before January 1, 2010, that includes the following statement: “This home is located in a high or very high fire hazard severity zone and this home was built before the implementation of the Wildfire Urban Interface building codes which help to fire harden a home. To better protect your home from wildfire, you might need to consider improvements. Information on fire hardening, including current building standards and information on minimum annual vegetation management standards to protect homes from wildfires, can be obtained on the internet website http://www.readyforwildfire.org.” 2. provide to the buyer documentation stating that the property is...

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prop 19

Proposition 19 Resource Material

As new information about the implementation of Proposition 19 comes out this year, we will make every effort to disseminate the data points and bring them to your attention in the form of a post or discussion topic at our Weekly Town Hall Meeting. Any information we gather will be collected and summarized on this dedicated resource page.  gaor.org/prop19 Should you come across a worthy resource, please contact us so that we can add it and share it with your fellow members. Take Me To GAOR’s PROP 19 Resource Page...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.  ...

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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...

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