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CAA North Coast would like to thank the sponsors and attendees at our inaugural PAC fundraiser. Over 50 attendees, including local elected officials, candidates and local business affiliates, attended PAC Derby Day at Fountaingrove Inn in Santa Rosa. The May 19 Derby-themed evening included networking and fun. Attendees donned large hats, colorful dresses, and even jockey costumes, competing for our “Best Dressed” contest. Your generous contributions helped us reach our fundraising goal of $25,000. Thanks again to our generous sponsors: Winners Circle: Pine Creek Properties Triple Crown: North Bay Association of REALTORS Renaissance Housing Communities Woodmont Real Estate Services California… Read More

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The California Apartment Association on May 19 will debut the North Coast PAC Derby Day, a fun evening of hosted mint juleps, local wine and beer, and appetizers. This fantastic event will raise money for the CAA North Coast Political Action Committee (PAC) to create a positive business climate for the local rental housing industry. CAAPAC, our non-partisan Political Action Committee, is dedicated to the protection, preservation and advancement of the rental housing industry, and supports candidates for public office who are receptive to the concerns of rental property owners and managers locally and statewide. Join us as we race… Read More

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Demands are mounting for rent control, “just cause” eviction laws and other assaults on rental housing. Click the logo above to make a political contribution and help CAA protect you.

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Expanding on a membership favorite, this year’s Tacos & Tequila event included homemade salsas and bunuelos (Mexican dessert), in addition to the usual tequila and taco tastings. The May 7 event attracted nearly 175 people – almost twice last year’s tally. Now in its fourth year, Tacos & Tequila took place May 7 on a sunny afternoon at The Rio Vista Promenade, a beautiful SARES-REGIS property in Mission Valley. The purpose of Tacos & Tequila is to raise money for CAA San Diego’s Political Action Committee. The committee helps CAA elect business-friendly officials who understand the importance of the rental… Read More

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A big thank you goes out to all the California Apartment Association members who participated in CAA Greater Inland Empire’s Summer Scramble 2015. The money raised from the 21st annual golf tournament will enable CAA Greater Inland Empire to elect office-holders who understand CAA’s issues. This will help prevent costly policies that harm the rental housing industry and the businesses that support it. CAA sold out this year’s Summer Scramble, with 144 golfers plus sponsors at the Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona. The event grossed roughly $65,000 for CAA political action in the Inland Empire. To learn more about… Read More

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The California Apartment Association has confirmed that Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen will speak at CAA’s Legislative Conference. Olsen, who represents the 12th Assembly District in the Central Valley, is the first mother of school-aged children to lead either a Republican or Democratic caucus in the California Legislature, according to her website. The lawmaker, first elected to the Assembly in 2010, became chief Republican whip in her first term. In 2012, the Regional Council of Rural Counties named her Legislator of the Year. Besides hearing from Olsen, Legislative Conference attendees will join their industry peers, head to the Capitol and… Read More

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By SHANT APEKIAN Republicans and Moderate Democrats – including numerous allies of the apartment industry — enjoyed major victories in California on Election Day, giving the California Apartment Association reason to celebrate. During this election cycle, the California Apartment Association’s Political Action Committee spent roughly $2 million ensuring the election of candidates who will defend the interests of the multifamily housing industry. Bolstered by CAAPAC’s political support, voter frustration with the status quo and record-low voter turnout, business-friendly candidates garnered vital wins. Statewide, Gov. Brown easily secured a fourth term, and Democrats once again swept all the constitutional offices. In… Read More

Tagged: Contra CostaSan DiegoOrange CountyTri-County

As Election Day quickly approached, about 30 rental housing professionals gathered for the inaugural Pints for PAC event Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Creek Monkey Tap House in Martinez. The evening included beer tasting, food pairing and exceptional networking. Pints for PAC attracted a wide range of attendees, from industry partners to reps from large property management companies to an independent rental owner with three units. Political Action Committee events help raise critical funds to defeat proposals harmful to the rental housing industry. Dollars raised at PAC events also support candidates who advocate for the multifamily housing business. Nancy Pullen… Read More

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A California Apartment Association political-action event last month raised nearly $200,000 – critical funds going into the November elections. The contributions received from sponsors and members at CAA Tri-County’s 12 annual Beyond the Vine political-action committee fundraiser nearly doubled last year’s total.  Proceeds from the event will help CAA defend the rental housing industry this November in numerous high-stakes elections throughout the Silicon Valley. CAA held Beyond the Vine on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Villa Montalvo in Saratoga. “The historic setting was appropriate for a political event as it was the home of California’s first-elected U.S. senator, James Phelan,”… Read More

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The California Apartment Association is working to defeat a November ballot measure that would levy unfair and exorbitant taxes that hurt both landlords and renters in Antioch. CAA’s campaign, dubbed “No on Measure O,” includes a coalition of seniors, homeowners and local business owners. However, this tax would not resolve the city’s chronic deficits — and is likely to be used for nothing more than City Hall salaries. Because Measure O was presented as a general tax, the City Council does not have to specify where or how the additional tax revenues will be spent. Besides singling out one segment… Read More

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