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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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2018 Legislative Day is Nearly Upon Us!

The 2018 Legislative Day at the Capitol is right around the corner. There's still time to book your reservations but do so by this Wednesday, March 28 to take advantage of Early Registration rates! Doing so will secure your spot on the team advocating for...

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SB 721 Working its Way through the Legislature

One of the key issues being addressed by CAI-CLAC members in Sacramento April 8-9 will be Senate Bill 721 (Hill). If passed, this legislation would add expensive, unnecessary and duplicative inspections and maintenance for balconies and elevated walkways...

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Duncan McPherson Scholarship Winner Announced

Congratulations to Martha Fogg, this year's recipient of the Duncan McPherson Scholarship to attend the 2018 Legislative Day at the Capitol. Martha is General Manager of Desert Falls Property Management and onsite manager at the Desert Falls Master...

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How Do We Get Our Boards to Participate in Buck-A-Door?

If you’re like me, when it comes to budget planning time there is usually one main direction from the Board, “Do not raise assessments but if you have to, keep it as minimal as possible.”  Also, like me, you know this is almost an impossible task when dealing with...

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The Future of Fair Housing in Community Associations

The DFEH Housing Regulations Are Happening Now The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) Fair Employment and Housing Council (Council) has been engaged in a historic rulemaking process to draft and promulgate Housing Regulations for the first...

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