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Presented by Diane Dominguez New Member Chair Roy Guinaldo has been with Overland, Pacific & Cutler, LLC for the past 18 years.  He is a Senior Project Manager in Acquisitions.  Prior to Overland Pacific & Cutler he worked  for 14 years in Real Estate Sales.  Roy intends to pursue his IRWA credentials and was also […]

BY: Cheryl DeMucci and Julie Del Rivo, Transportation Chairs Transportation-related bills dealing with climate change, active transportation and highway worker safety were among those approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor last year. Here are some of the recent laws of 2020 and 2021 [Caltrans]. In Los Angeles, Metro improvements Projects offer the […]

BY: Best Best & Krieger LLP, Elizabeth Hull, Todd Leishman and, Abraham Galvan Sanchez Bill to Allow Lot Splits and Two-Unit Projects By-Right in Single-Family Zones Passes in Legislature and Awaits Governor Approval The California State Legislature has passed the widely discussed Senate Bill 9, which would require all local agencies to consider certain proposed two-unit […]

Sergio Huezo, Education Chair 2021 was a year full of transition, from relocating jobs and homes, working from home full time, and even learning in a virtual platform with attendees across the nation. With that being said, I want to make education a focal point for Chapter 1 to better prepare its members for career […]

By:  David Graeler Artin Shaverdian and I, as co-chairs of the 2024 Education Conference Bid Committee, are pleased to announce that Chapter 1 has been formally awarded the honor of hosting the 2024 Annual Education Conference in Long Beach.  During a meeting we had on Friday, October 1st with International President Jake Farrell and with […]

BY: Julie Del Rivo, Transportation Chair California reopened this week.  Now that we can all get together again, how will we get there?  In the public transportation sector, it will certainly be more equitably, with more choice, more sustainably and more connected.  Equity – At the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual meeting in 2021 the […]

BY: Janelle Parra It has been a year and three months since the City of Los Angeles’ (City) Mayor Garcetti issued the “Stay-at-Home” order. Many City departments did not have a telecommuting policy at that time. However, as a resilient City, we managed to continue business as usual in the comfort of our homes. Some […]

BY: Neidy Pinuelas A Local Public Agency Property Management Practice Program Review was completed May 20, 2019 by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The purpose of the review was to determine if Local Public Agency (LPA) management of real property assets purchased with Federal-aid funds is being carried out in conformance with federal requirements. There […]