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The 2018 CAA Nominating Committee, chaired by Mike Bissell, (SARES-REGIS Group, Irvine) hereby announces the slate of candidates for seats on the 2019 CAA Board of Directors.

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The California Apartment Association is mobilizing its members and coalition partners to help stop a temporary rent control measure from coming to unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will decide whether to pursue a temporary 3 percent rent cap for areas of the county that fall outside city jurisdictions. Click here to read the motion by Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Hilda L. Solis and here to see Tuesday’s agenda.

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A bipartisan coalition of political leaders from across California has urged voters to reject a ballot measure that would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and return radical forms of rent control to the state. The coalition, including officials from the city, county and state levels, says Proposition 10 would hurt local budgets while underming efforts to tackle California’s affordable housing crisis,  the No on Prop 10 campaign said in a news release. If voters approve Prop 10 in the Nov. 6 election, cities will be authorized to apply rent control to single-family homes and new multifamily housing. They’ll also… Read More

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Less than four months remain before a California plumbing code change bans water-wasting fixtures in older multifamily housing. The code change comes from Senate Bill 407, a water-conservation law that’s been rolled out in phases since 2009. The phase taking effect on Jan. 1 applies to pre-1994 multifamily housing and commercial buildings. Since the mid-1990s, California has required that all plumbing fixtures sold within the state meet water-conserving benchmarks. So if you’ve replaced your fixtures since that time, you are likely in compliance. But if your apartment building was built before Jan. 1, 1994 — and you still have some… Read More

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After missing a deadline to place rent control before Sacramento voters this fall, tenant advocates on Thursday submitted signatures in hopes of qualifying their initiative for the March 2020 ballot. Sacramento city officials will now determine whether tenant activists submitted the required number of valid voter signatures to qualify the measure. If the petition is rejected, tenant activists, including members of Service Employees International Union and Alliance of Californians for Community Engagement, would need to start the initiative process over for any chance at making the ballot in 2020.

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The California Apartment Association’s offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. Normal operating hours will resume Tuesday, Sept 4.

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Concerned about its aging housing stock, Citrus Heights will establish a proactive inspection program to ensure the proper maintenance of rental properties in the city. The program will be funded by fees on rental properties, with inspections of both single-family and multifamily units beginning in July 2019. On a 4-1 vote on Aug. 9, the City Council directed city staff to draft an ordinance for adoption before the end of the year. Councilman Bret Daniels, who cast the lone vote against the motion, questioned the need to create a proactive inspection program. He pointed to data that indicated only 2… Read More

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As wildfires continue to rage across California , Gov. Jerry Brown has extended price gouging bans — which include rent increases over 10 percent — in areas of both Southern and Northern California. In Southern California, Brown last week declared new states of emergency for Riverside and Orange counties in response to the Holy Fire, which sparked Monday and threatens thousands of homes and other structures. While Riverside County already was under a state of emergency, the new declaration has the effect of extending existing price-gouging restrictions through Sept. 8. Orange County also will be under the restrictions through that… Read More

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A bill that would add protections for property owners and tenants who make calls to law enforcement for help is expected to win state Senate approval and head to the governor’s desk this month.

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California’s non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office has said that Proposition 10 — the ballot measure that would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act —  could cost local governments up to “tens of millions of dollars per year” in new costs and that the state could lose up to “hundreds of millions of dollars per year” in revenues. The Legislative Analyst’s Office shared those findings in an analysis of Proposition 10 included in an Official Voter Information Guide published this week by the California Secretary of State’s Office. Of those costs, the San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Board writes, “That’s the sobering bill… Read More

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