CAI-CLAC has prepared a great first day for attendees of our legislative trip. We’re bringing you insider’s knowledge on how Sacramento works and how we lobby for the benefit of community associations. Also covered on Sunday is an overview of short-term rentals, and what boards, managers, and residents should know about this ongoing issue. Then we take a look at the Case Laws that have shaped our industry.

Finally, what are the hot bills of 2017-18? Our advocate, Louie A. Brown gives us the rundown on what we’re focused on this legislative session, and which bills will help or hurt our community associations.

11:00 a.m. – Noon – Welcome!/How a Bill Becomes a Law
Amy K. Tinnetti, Esq. with Hughs Gill Cochrane Tinetti, P.C. and Laurie Poole, Esq with Peters and Freedman, LLP

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch Roundtable
Boxed Lunches will be provided with roundtable-style introductions of Education Session attendees.

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Short-Term Rentals – The Arguments for Them, Against Them and Unintended Consequences of Rental Restrictions
Natalie Stewart with FHA Review

  • Does a City or other governmental body have the authority to restrict an HOA’s right to rent on a transient basis?  Who supersedes who? 
  • Can the Coastal Commission dictate the rights of your owners? 
  • Is the Board obligated to meet FHA or VA criteria to help owners with financing options?
  • What restrictions can we use with the least amount of consequences to our owners?

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – AB’s & SB’s: What About CL’s? Case Laws That Have Shaped the Industry
Jeremy S. Wilson with Associa PCM

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Hot Bills
Louie Brown, CAI-CLAC Advocate


About our speakers:
Amy Tinetti joined Hughs Gill Cochrane Tinetti, P.C. in 2007. In 2017, Ms. Tinetti became a shareholder at which time the name of the firm changed to Hughes Gill Cochrane Tinetti, P.C.  She has been representing homeowners associations since 2004 in all aspects of their corporate operations, including governing document analysis, interpretation, revision and enforcement, elections, real property and title issues, planning and collection of large special assessments, analyzing and drafting agreements with vendors, and member disputes and litigation.



Laurie S. Poole, Esq. has been a community association law attorney with Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. since 1993. Laurie is a Fellow of CAI’s College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). Experienced in all aspects of community association representation, Laurie’s practice emphasizes interpretation and enforcement of governing documents, governing document amendments, restatements and petitions brought under California Civil Code Section 4275. She has published numerous articles concerning legal issues for community associations and currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for CAI-San Diego and is on CCAL’s Amicus Review Committee.



Natalie Stewart is the President of FHA Review by a|v|s, which is a division of Association Vendor Solutions. She has been completing FHA Approval packages since the initiation of the new approval procedure.  Natalie has actively participated in several CAI chapters as committee member and chair of several committees in the past.  She was also nominated as Speaker of the Year for the Orange County chapter in 2009.



Jeremy Wilson serves as Regional Vice President of Associa-PCM. His expertise focuses on the operational aspects of the community association and education of community leaders as well as managers. Development of preventative maintenance programs, conducting operational audits, and redefining staffing models are a few of his many areas of responsibilities within Associa-PCM. He currently serves as the President for the Community Association Institute’s (CAI) Greater Inland Empire Chapter board of directors, and is a member of CAI national.



Louie A. Brown Jr. is a partner with Kahn, Soares & Conway, LLP. He manages the firm’s Government Relations Team representing clients before the California State Legislature and various state administrative agencies. Louie specializes in providing clients with expert advice in maneuvering through California’s complex legislative and administrative process. He testifies regularly in the Capitol before many legislative committees on behalf of clients and has written numerous laws and played key roles in many of the Legislature’s major accomplishments and budget negotiations over the last decade.