Alfred Fraijo

Alfred Fraijo

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

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Los Angeles City Council Approves Major Earthquake Retrofitting Ordinance

On October 9th, the Los Angeles City Council voted 12-0 to approve an ordinance requiring mandatory earthquake retrofitting for thousands of buildings in Los Angeles. The ordinance comes nearly a year after the publication of...more

10/15/2015 - Commercial Property Owners Commercial Tenants Department of Building and Safety (DBS) Earthquakes Local Ordinance Notice Requirements Residential Property Owners Seismic Retrofitting Tenants

Redevelopment Strikes Back

After several failed attempts in previous years, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed AB 2 (Alejo) on September 22, 2015. (Stats. 2015, ch. 319.) AB 2 authorizes a new structure for tax increment financing—the...more

10/13/2015 - Community Revitalization and Investment Authorities (CRIAs) Infrastructure Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing

LA Mayor Proposes Mandatory Earthquake Retrofitting for Commercial and Residential Buildings

Capping a year-long partnership between the City of Los Angeles and Dr. Lucy Jones, a well-known seismologist with the United States Geological Survey, Mayor Eric Garcetti released  “Resilience by Design” last week, a plan...more

12/22/2014 - City of Los Angeles Commercial Property Owners Property Owners Proposed Regulation Seismic Retrofitting

Governor Signs Off on New Tax-Increment Financing Structure

On September 29, Governor Brown signed legislation that is seen as creating a robust new financing tool which will expand the existing mechanism of Infrastructure Financing Districts (“IFDs”) and replicate some of the...more

10/8/2014 - Bonds Infrastructure Financing Districts Jerry Brown New Legislation Public Projects Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing

Update: Comment Period for OPR Rethink of CEQA Guidelines on Transportation Impacts Extended Until November 21, 2014

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has extended the comment period for its draft of changes to the way that transportation impacts are analyzed under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The new...more

10/6/2014 - CEQA Environmental Impact Report Environmental Policies Infrastructure Public Transit Urban Planning & Development

Innovative Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan Seeks to Revitalize Neglected Los Angeles Neighborhood

After years of work and input from local community groups, environmentalists, affordable housing advocates, transportation advocates, and the business community, the Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan (the “CASP”) cleared...more

9/10/2013 - Economic Development Municipalities

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