October of last year marked the end of the legislative session in California and Halloween was a fitting backdrop for some of the year’s nightmarish results. While there was good mixed in with the bad, some of the legislation passed this year could turn out to be the most challenging ever to community associations, including SB 323 and AB 670. CAI’s California Legislative Action Committee (CAI-CLAC) fought hard and had great success in light of overwhelming political obstacles. Believe it or not, the horrific aspects of SB 323 would have been doubly dreadful if not for staunch opposition from CAI-CLAC.
About three years ago, I joined our local CAI Channel Islands Chapter and began hearing about the value the California Legislative Action Committee (CAI-CLAC) brings to homeowners associations by representing their interests at the State Capitol in Sacramento. The more I heard, the more important I believed CAI-CLAC’s contributions to be.