Government Affairs February Update
Thursday, February 2, 2017
by: Julianna Chick, California Strategies

Section: Government Affairs

Public Official of the Year Halla Razak Welcomes the 2017 Board of Directors
BOMA was joined by City of San Diego, Public Utilities Director, Halla Razak at the January membership luncheon where she swore in the 2017 Board of Directors, discussed the Department’s priorities and took questions directly from BOMA members. 

2017 BOMA San Diego Board of Directors

As the Director of the Public Utilities Department, Halla is responsible for the daily operation of the City’s water, wastewater, and regional wastewater sub-system, including the future reliability of these services. Halla and her team maintain a grounded commitment to sustainability through recycling and reusing, producing renewable energy, and reducing water use and ocean discharge. Under her leadership, the department continues the planning and development of Pure Water, a system that will provide safe and cost effective water through potable reuse, increasing the local water supply and reliability while safeguarding the ocean through environmental protection.

We are proud to recognize Halla’s continued colloboration with BOMA members in the pursuit of cost effective sustainability and dedication to our city’s future.

BOMA Public Official of The Year recipient, Halla Razak, with BOMA Legislative Advocate Craig Benedetto and City of San Diego staff.

FROM THE DESK OF THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO: City Invites Local Companies and Organizations to Participate in Top Recycler Competition

Calling all “green” building owners and managers…
The City’s Environmental Services Department (ESD) annually recognizes excellence in recycling. The goal is to highlight businesses and organizations located within the City that have implemented or expanded innovative and successful waste reduction, recycling and recycled product-purchasing programs.
Applicants are eligible to win in several award categories, including Recycler of the Year, Rising Star and Lifetime Achievement. Applicants with the most comprehensive, innovative and/or improved recycling programs will receive the highest honor, the Recycler of the Year Award.
The top applicants will be honored at a special event to be held at the San Diego Central Library in April 2017. All applicants will be invited to the Awards Ceremony.
Award applications can be downloaded here or by contacting Jennifer Hobbs at or 858-492-5076.
Recycling award applications are due by Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 and must be emailed or mailed to:
Jennifer Hobbs City of San Diego
Environmental Services Department
9601 Ridgehaven Court, Suite 320
San Diego, CA 92123
Join us in 2017!
In order to best serve its 300 member companies and thousands of employees, BOMA San Diego works tirelessly to be a formidable force in policy debates, promoting and protecting the commercial real estate industry and our members. Every year, the California State Legislature introduces more than 2,000 new laws, and roughly 1/4 of those bills directly impact the commercial real estate industry.  These bills, in addition to locally proposed municipal code changes related to taxation, water, energy and land use can have significant impacts on commercial real estate’s ability to thrive. BOMA San Diego’s Government Affairs Committee promotes the interests of the commercial real estate industry through legislative analysis, advocacy and member education.  We routinely invite public officials to present to the GAC on issues of interest or proposals that could affect our industry.
If you’d like to participate mark your calendar with the dates below and email Julianna Tetlow at to be added to the distribution list.
Unless otherwise noted, the meetings are held at noon at 701 B Street, 2nd Floor, East Conference Room. Parking will be validated and lunch will be served.
February 14 10:00am Tom Ham's Lighthouse, 2150 Harbor Island Dr.
March 20 12:00pm 701 B Street, 2nd Floor, East Conference Room 
April 17 12:00pm 701 B Street, 2nd Floor, East Conference Room 
May 15 12:00pm 701 B Street, 2nd Floor, East Conference Room 
June 19 12:00pm 701 B Street, 2nd Floor, East Conference Room 
July 17 12:00pm 701 B Street, 2nd Floor, East Conference Room 
August 21 12:00pm 701 B Street, 2nd Floor, East Conference Room 
September 18 12:00pm 701 B Street, 2nd Floor, East Conference Room 
October 16 12:00pm 701 B Street, 2nd Floor, East Conference Room 
November 20 12:00pm 701 B Street, 2nd Floor, East Conference Room 
December No meeting in the month of December

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