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Archive February 2022

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City of Oakland Opens One-Stop Permit Center on February 28

On Monday, February 28, the City of Oakland will re-open its permit counters to the public, offering a streamlined experience as a "One-Stop Permit Center." Initially, three departments will offer in-person, appointment-only permitting services in a newly designed, transit-friendly space on the second floor of 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza: Planning & Building, Oakland Fire, and Transportation/OakDOT. Additional departments and services will be added in the future.

CMCP Exam Scholarship - Due April 1

BOMA Oakland/East Bay is pleased to announce a scholarship for the Certified Manager of Commercial Properties™ (CMCP™).  The scholarship will pay the $675 application fee, which includes the handbook and test.  You must be a BOMA Oakland/East Bay member to apply for this scholarship. 

Things to Do This month and Beyond to Celebrate Black History

From books and movies to family-friendly activities, there are a ton of ways that you can learn more and celebrate Black History not just this month but all year long.

BOMA Resource: Raising Talent in the Midst of the Great Resignation

As commercial real estate firms look to fill open positions quickly to support tenants in their quest to return to their offices, one thing is becoming clear: Hiring today is a very different undertaking than it once was. Raising Talent in the Midst of the Great Resignation, the first in our 2022 series of BOMA Deep Dives, explores the factors contributing to the industry’s severe talent shortage and new approaches for attracting and retaining top performers in this tight labor market.

Current Mask Mandates Expire 2/15

The counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Solano, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley said that along with the state, they will lift universal mask requirements for the vaccinated in most indoor public settings beginning Wednesday, Feb. 16.

COVID Prevention and Implications for Indoor Air Quality and Energy Usage

BOMA International has released a new publication. This new resource is the latest addition to our COVID guidance document series, and addresses a potentially important issue that hasn’t yet gotten enough attention, as many properties are using more energy to improve indoor air quality while the ramifications are still largely unknown.