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The San Diego Chapter’s First Legislative Day

The San Diego Chapter held its first local Legislative Day on July 27, 2018. The purpose was to build closer relationships with our elected representatives and their staff in order to expand CAI advocacy efforts on behalf of community associations. We thank Jasmine Hale at the Channel Islands Chapter for guidance and encouragement for a successful meeting…

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Tips for an Effective Meeting with Your Legislator

Each year, the Community Association Institute’s California Legislative Action Committee (CAI-CLAC) sponsors bills that will significantly enhance the lives of those living and working in California’s 50,000 common interest developments. Another important component of CAI-CLAC is ongoing education for legislators on erroneous and harmful legislation in order to protect the integrity of community associations. This is an ongoing process that requires time and people building relationships at the local level. CAI-CLAC Chapter members can help improve communication with local officials by meeting with their legislators and becoming a go-to resource for community associations. Here’s how.

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CAI-CLAC Annual Planning Meeting Wrap Up

The CAI-CLAC Annual Planning Meeting (APM) brought together 56 CAI-CLAC Delegates, Liaisons, At-Large Delegates, Emeritus Members, as well as Chapter CED and LSC members from throughout California to discuss key issues facing community associations and our legislative priorities for 2019. Our APM is critical to provide updates on important legal requirements that impact how Community Associations work and key legal developments that impact our residents.

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CAI-CLAC 2018 Legislative Accomplishments

In 2018, CAI-CLAC worked tirelessly to serve the best interests of approximately 13,000,000 homeowners residing in over 50,000 community associations throughout California. There were several laws introduced this year that directly impacted our community associations. We were successful in persuading the Governor to veto two bills that would have dramatically changed community association governance, and removed associations from a bill which would have imposed onerous and unnecessary inspection requirements. We are proud of the work conducted by our Sacramento Advocate, delegates and liaisons and their outstanding legislative accomplishments achieved.

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Governor Jerry Brown

Governor Jerry Brown Vetoes SB 1128 and SB 1265 Today, we are pleased to announce that Governor Jerry Brown vetoed SB 1128 and SB 1265. On behalf of the more than 55,000 associations and 13 million Californians living in a homeowners association, we thank...

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SB 721 Update

Today, CAI-CLAC scored a major victory on SB 721.  Senator Hill agreed to amend his bill in the Assembly Business and Professions Committee to delete Section 2 of the bill, which pertains to Common Interest Developments.  With that amendment, the bill passed on a...

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CAI-CLAC 2018 Legislative Day at the Capitol Recap

By Martha Fogg, recipient of the 2018 Duncan McPherson Scholarship Award.

I attended the CAI/CLAC Legislative Day in Sacramento over the weekend. The experience, education and information was invaluable. Sessions began on Sunday through part of Monday. There are more than 33,000 CAI members and over 60 chapters worldwide.

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