July 2017


Happy 4th of July. Summer has certainly arrived and I hope everyone has their sunscreen, hat and a good book to read. This month I want to give out some well-deserved acknowledgements to our members. I also want to report to you just a little of what we do here on your behalf each month. The one thing we do not ever do is, as the old saying goes “Let sleeping dogs lie.” We are always vigilant and here are just a few ways and a few people who are very active on all of our behalf.

People who participate:

  • Edward Arnold – Attends almost every event I am at and more. Ed is a longtime member and owns Arnold & Associates where Tracy, his assistant has been working with him for more than 20 years. Ed is a tireless supporter of the AACSC and the apartment industry. Whatever you want to know – ASK Ed!
  • Evelyn Arnold – She is the chairperson for our AACSC PAC Trustees Committee and also a longtime owner and REALTOR with both CAR (Calif. Assoc. of REALTORS) and NAR (National Assn. of REALTORS). Evelyn helped us craft and organize our PAC Trustee Committee that supports elected officials on a local and state level who support our industry and private property rights.
  • Keith Kennedy – A property owner and insurance professional Keith’s perspective is specifically industry oriented. He has a laser focus and insight as to what is the right thing to do and follows a very balanced approach when making a decision.

I especially appreciate his willingness and openness to listen to both sides before he makes his decision. Besides, if you want to learn from a great networker, just follow Keith around a room sometime – WOW!

These are just a few that I will mention this month because believe me there are so many more, but I will save them for future articles.

Next, I want to fill you in on what we have been involved with, in and around our territory:

  • Attended Annual Sacramento AACSC & CalRHA Legislative Days –
  • We Visited with almost every elected Assemblyperson and/or Chief of Staff in the Capitol. W Held our annual Legislative Reception where more than 20 elected officials attended. This was an increase from last year—now wait until next year!
  • Held our third annual National Apartment Housing Day event – Thank you to KB Construction for sponsoring this event. This is a great day to celebrate everything owner/landlord and man age ment company related.
  • We regularly attend neighborhood meetings around the Long Beach area so we can get to know our neighbors.
  • Attended the new South Bay Commercial Real Estate Networking Group – Look for info in The Beacon for the next meeting.
  • We have met with our Vice-Mayor Rex Richardson; Councilmembers District One (D1) Lena Gonzalez, D3 Suzie Price, D4 Daryl Supernaw, D5 Stacy Mungo, D8 Al Austin, D6 Dee Andrews, D7 Roberto Uranga and D2 Jeannine Pearce to voice our concerns regarding rent control, just cause eviction and to reinforce the value that our members of rental property bring to this community.
  • AACSC created a Power Point presentation about passing the PRHIP inspection. We have three scheduled presentations that you will find in this month’s magazine.

Once again, this is just a small sample of what we have been up to. Every day AACSC is working on your behalf, whether it is attending a morning meeting with City leaders, an afternoon with legislators, or an evening reception where we can talk with numerous stakeholders. We are working hard for you.

Finally, I want to thank those of you who have responded to and written checks to our AACSC PAC. This is a direct approach that provides us with the opportunity to connect with our elected officials and continue to educate and inform the value of your great industry.

So, once again, if you know an owner who is not a member of AACSC please remember that we are the only association that extends its outreach on local, state and national levels. Lobbying and support from all levels impacts everyone – join us in continuing the fight for your property rights. Have a safe and Happy July 4th and see you around the City.

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