News: Central Valley


Thanks to the efforts of the California Apartment Association, a proposal to implement a permanent “just cause” for eviction ordinance, and impose it at the beginning of tenancies, failed to move forward Tuesday. The proposal would have gone further than AB 1482, the upcoming state law that applies its just-cause provisions only after tenants have been in place for a fixed amount of time. After hearing from CAA members, the council opted to adopt a temporary just-cause stopgap measure until AB 1482 takes effect Jan. 1. Unlike the permanent proposal, the stopgap measure will expire at the end of this… Read More

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The city of Fresno next week will begin levying harsher penalties against landlords who chronically violate city codes at their rental properties. The steeper fines, which go into effect Nov. 11, are reserved for property owners with more than 10 citations in one year — a distinction that will earn them the label of “serial violator.”

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The California Apartment Association, the state’s leading trade group for the rental housing industry, has tapped Greg Terzakis as senior vice president of its newly created Central California region. CAA’s Central California region covers a large swath of the Central Valley, from San Joaquin County to Tulare County.

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Steven Hrdlicka, an attorney and member of the California Apartment Association’s Greater Fresno advisory board, discusses landlord rights in an upcoming edition of San Joaquin Spotlight. You can see the interview in the YouTube video below or catch it at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 12, on 90.7 FM KFSR Fresno, and 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16 on CMAC Comcast 93 and AT&T 99. Interviewing Hrdlicka is San Joaquin Spotlight host Sevag Tateosian.

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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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Make sure your company gets the attention it deserves as hundreds of rental housing decision-makers gather for CAA Connect – Northern California Rental Housing Conference & Expo. This premiere California Apartment Association event returns to the Santa Clara Convention Center on Wednesday, April 8. Exhibitor booths and sponsorship opportunities are now on sale. Take advantage of this opportunity to put your products in front of the most influential members of the multi-family housing industry. What you need to know What: CAA Connect – Northern California Rental Housing Conference & Expo When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 8 Where:… Read More

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The California Apartment Association this weekend honored the Greater Fresno area's top rental housing professionals and properties during the 17th Annual Mark of Distinction Awards. On Saturday, Nov. 22, nearly 700 CAA members and industry partners brimmed with anticipation as they paraded into the Fresno Convention Center to find out who would receive the coveted MOD award.

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CAA Central Valley, a proud new member of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, celebrated the milestone recently with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event took place March 20 at CAA Central Valley’s Educational Luncheon and was attended by over 100 local members. Dignitaries at the ribbon cutting included Modesto City Councilwoman Jenny Kenoyer; Brett McBay,  representing Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen; and John Villines from the Modesto Chamber of Commerce. “I was very impressed with the professionalism and friendliness of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting welcome team,” said Stephanie Babb, executive director of CAA Central Valley. “Our members of the California… Read More

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While the deadline to sign bills for the 2013 legislative session passed on Sunday, CAA’s commitment to building relationships with lawmakers is never done. Consider it a year-round endeavor. Building on that effort, CAA’s 2013 political and legislative game plan included hosting a series of four Legislative District Leadership Conferences. In this new endeavor, we tried four formats to bring together legislators and local government officials with our members and CAA’s local and state government affairs teams. We did so in relaxed and comfortable settings away from Sacramento – and back where legislators call home. Goals achieved Impressed legislators, local… Read More

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