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A Homeowner Leader Perspective and Testimony on AB 1458 (Ta) By Betty Roth, CMCA AMS LSM PCAM, Homeowner Leader, CAI-CLAC Treasurer Assembly Bill 1458 (Ta) addresses member elections and is one of CAI-CLAC’s sponsored legislative bills this year. This bill has been...
Guest Blog By Kimberly Lilley, CIRMS, CMCA, EBP
On Thursday, July 13, 2023, the Department of Insurance (CDI) held a public workshop regarding catastrophe modeling and how it might be used to help with assessing risk in California. Currently, most states use catastrophe modeling to inform the rates that they charge. However, California Insurance Code section 1861.07 requires that all information used in ratemaking be disclosed to the public. Catastrophe modelers make money by developing a process that they consider to be superior so that the carriers in both the traditional and reinsurance market will purchase this information from them.
The Insurance Task Force of CAI’s California Legislative Action Committee has been actively advocating to address the insurance crisis impacting many California community associations. Here is the latest.
The explanation for the political process of creating legislation is referred to as watching how sausage is made because it was out of sight to the public. That phrase suggests that legislation involves unpleasant or unseemly ingredients squeezed through the political machine and magically appearing at the end as well-constructed law. While there may be elements of truth to that description, there are often times when tracking legislation feels more like watching paint dry. The real effort in shepherding legislation often involves a lot of fits and starts that make the process of advocating or opposing legislation difficult and exhausting.
Guest Blog Post By Terri Guest, CIRMS, CMCACAI’s Annual Conference & Exposition took place in Dallas, Texas in late May and celebrated the 50th anniversary of Community Associations Institute (CAI). We can no longer call it the “National” Conference, as CAI has...
By Dawn Bales, CAI-BAYCEN Chapter Legislative Committee Co-Chair If you are involved in the HOA industry as a Business Partner, Community Manager, Board Member, or Owner, I highly recommend attending CAI-CLAC Advocacy Week. CAI-CLAC Advocacy Week provides an...
Guest Blog Post By Betty Roth, CMCA, AMS, LSM, PCAMHomeowner Leader; CAI CLAC Executive Committee Please note that this article is forthcoming in CAI-GRIE Connect Magazine, 2023 Issue 2. I was honored to be the CAI-CLAC Executive Committee Host as well as the...
Guest Blog Post by Pam Richardson, Esq., with Flanagan Law, APC Each year, California Community Association Institute’s California Legislative Action Committee (CAI-CLAC) organizes an event that provides board members, community managers, and business partners working...
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