Council abandons Prop 10 companion measure

first_imgHomeNewsCity CouncilCouncil abandons Prop 10 companion measure Jul. 25, 2018 at 5:16 pmCity CouncilFeaturedNewsCouncil abandons Prop 10 companion measureKate Cagle3 years agoProp 10. City CouncilRCBrent controlrent control board Landlords and Rent Control Board members found themselves in rare agreement Tuesday night, as they urged the City Council to drop the idea of a companion measure to Proposition 10, the controversial statewide initiative that would give cities more power over rent control. While the two groups disagree on the merits of the Affordable Housing Act, both agreed an amendment to the City Charter in the event it passes would have been unnecessary and premature.“Nobody wants it,” Action Apartment Association lawyer Rosario Perry said Tuesday. City leaders had argued a companion measure could be necessary to prevent catastrophic rent rollbacks caused by a sudden change in state law. Despite assurances the idea was intended to help property owners by raising the base rent in the City Charter to 2018, rather than 1978, property owners continued to lobby against it. After assurances from the City Attorney that commissioners would be able to avoid chaos in November, the City Council unanimously voted to do nothing. “There would be protection. The Rent Control Board would need to act quickly and act well,” City Attorney Lane Dilg said.“But they could do that immediately after Prop 10 passed, if it did?” Councilmember Kevin McKeown clarified. “They could be prepared ahead of time but they could act quickly?”“Yes,” Dilg said.Proposition 10 would repeal Costa Hawkins, a state law that prohibits rent control in new construction and mandates “vacancy decontrol,” meaning landlords have the right to charge new tenants market-rates. The measure itself does not make any changes to local rent control laws, but would give the municipalities the ability to expand policies if they choose to. In April, the RCB’s top attorney, Stephen Lewis, flagged wording in the City Charter that pegs the base rent in Santa Monica to 1978. He was initially concerned that without Costa-Hawkins, new rents could plunge to as low as $580 per month for a one-bedroom in the Pico neighborhood.After several debates by the RCB and the Council, the City Attorney’s office clarified that the Board would have the authority to draft regulations to prevent sudden rollbacks in November, should Prop 10 win. “I’m very confident that the Rent Control Board…has the authority, and in fact, the obligation to act if the Costa-Hawkins repeals passes,” Commissioner Nicole Phillis said Tuesday. “This is something we take incredibly seriously and the last thing I think we want to do is spur hysteria in our community about something that is difficult for folks to understand.”While the group that established rent control in the first place, Santa Monicans for Renters Rights, had proposed specific expansions to local laws should Prop 10 pass, both the RCB and the City Council declined to embark on significant policy shifts given the time restriction and uncertainty of whether Proposition 10 will pass. If it does, city leaders have promised to take up the issue once again in [email protected] :Prop 10. City CouncilRCBrent controlrent control boardshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentKate CagleSenior ReporterSenior reporter for the Santa Monica Daily Pressview all postsReal Birds Draw a CrowdLocal artist meets TrumpYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agolast_img read more

WIN Semiconductors Introduces 0.45µm GaN Power Process for 5G Applications

first_imgWIN Semiconductors, the world’s largest pure-play compound semiconductor foundry, has expanded its gallium nitride (GaN) process capabilities to include a 0.45µm-gate technology that supports current and future 5G applications. The NP45-11 GaN-on-SiC process allows customers to design hybrid Doherty power amplifiers used in 5G applications including massive MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) wireless antenna systems.Similar to macro-cell applications, MIMO base stations often combine Doherty power amplifiers with linearization techniques to meet demanding linearity and efficiency specifications of today’s wireless infrastructure. GaN devices outperform the incumbent LDMOS technology, offering superior efficiency, instantaneous bandwidth and linearity, particularly in the higher frequency bands utilized in 5G radio access networks.Ideal for use in sub-6 GHz 5G applications including macro-cell transmitters and MIMO access points, the NP45-11 GaN-on-SiC process supports power applications from 100 MHz through 6 GHz. This discrete transistor process is environmentally rugged, incorporating advanced moisture protection and meets the JEDEC JESD22-A110 biased HAST qualification at 55 volts. Combined with WIN Semiconductors’ environmentally rugged high voltage passive technology, IP3M-01, the NP45-11 technology enables hybrid power amplifiers in a low cost plastic package. The technology is fabricated on 100 mm silicon carbide substrates and operates at a drain bias of 50 volts. In the 2.7 GHz band, this technology provides a saturated output power of 7 watts/mm with 18 dB linear gain and more than 65% power added efficiency without harmonic tuning.According to David Danzilio, Senior Vice President of WIN Semiconductors Corp, 5G radio access networks create several challenges for power amplifier designs used in MIMO systems. High output power and linear efficiency are the primary design objectives to meet performance specifications along with a lower total cost of ownership. The tradeoff between output power and linearized efficiency is significant because of the high peak-to-average power ratio employed in today’s wireless modulation schemes. This tradeoff becomes more difficult in 5G applications due to greater instantaneous bandwidth requirements and higher operating frequency.WIN Semiconductors Corp at IMS 2018, booth 415David Danzilio will be presenting a paper at the the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2018) 5G Power Amplifier Technology Workshop Today (June 11th 2018). WIN Semiconductors will also be showcasing its compound semiconductor RF and mm-Wave solutions in stand 415 at the event scheduled in Philadelphia, PA from June 12-14, 2018.Click here to view everything RF’s coverage of IMS 2018.last_img read more

UNIGAMES 2019: Lady Spikers clinches women’s volley crown

first_img Thea Gagate top-scored with 24 points, on 16 attacks, six blocks and two service aces on Saturday night. ILOILO City – De La Salle University Lady Spikers ruled the 24th University Games’ women’s volleyball. It defeated College of St. Benilde Lady Blazers, 25-17, 21-25, 23-25, 25-17, 15-12, at the University of San Agustin Gym. The Lady Spikers opened the fifth set with a 9-5 advantage but the Lady Blazers clawed its way back to within two points before the Lady Spikers widened the lead to 13-7 on conversions from Gagate and Dela Cruz. De La Salle University Lady Spikers’ Thea Gagate towers over her defenders for an attack point. USA PUBLICATIONS PHOTO The Lady Spikers reached the championship point at 14-9 on Gagate hit but allowed the Lady Blazers to come to within 12-14 before DLSU ended the match with a Cruz conversion. Dethroned champions University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses, meanwhile, settled for a third place finish following a straight set victory over the National University Lady Bulldogs. Jolina dela Cruz added 19 markerswhile Ernestine Tiamzon and Leila Cruz had 12 and 11 markers, respectively. Trailing 2-1 sets, the Lady Spikers broke away from a tight fourth set to build a 22-16 edge. Gagate, Dela Cruz and Marionne Alba then came up with consecutive points as DLSU stretched the match to a fifth and deciding set. In the men’s volleyball, College of St. Benilde Blazers emerged as champions following a straight set victory over the De La Salle University Green Spikers./PNlast_img read more

Replay: Mississippi State Chat

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:5849a9665ecd931bd7f1f3e0 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-551916-4524197062001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Mississippi State beat reporter talked about the Bulldogs and their matchup this weekend against Texas A&M. Watch the Periscope chat here.  Below is an edited video of the live chat.Mississippi State wide receiver Justin Johnson (81) and wide receiver Donald Gray (6) and running back Ashton Shumpert (32) celebrate after a touchdown by Shumpert during the first quarter of the game against the Northwestern State Demons at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY SportsMississippi State wide receiver Justin Johnson (81) and wide receiver Donald Gray (6) and running back Ashton Shumpert (32) celebrate after a touchdown by Shumpert during the first quarter of the game against the Northwestern State Demons at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY SportsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

Weekend success for Tipp camogie teams

first_imgPhoto © INPHO/Bryan Keane The Tipperary Intermediate and Senior camogie teams secured wins yesterday in their respective leagues.The Intermediate team beat Laois in Golden by 1-06 to 5 points, while the senior side overcame Dublin in Bansha by 14 points to 8.Bill Mullaney, who manages both teams said the Tipp players were excellent. He said; “We probably missed a lot of scores as well, we had a lot of opportunities and we held them well too to limit a number of chances. I have the height of praise for our Tipperary girls here today, I thought they did an immense job for the amount of hurling and the amount of work we’ve done at this stage of the year. Hats off to them, I thought they were excellent.”Listen here;last_img read more