Executive Director's Update- November 2015

It’s November and I can hardly believe that we are almost at the end of another year. The good news is that only one bill that we either supported or opposed did not go our way – SB655 the Mold Bill. There are requirements for residents that they must also comply with as well, but we did not get the veto we were working for. However, I want to thank each and every one of you who responded to the RED ALERTS! These were sent out over a two week period. AACSC alone sent more than 250 letters and I am not sure of the final number that landed on the Governor’s desk but with eight (8) Associations responding to this request I would imagine that at least 1500-2000 letters were delivered. But I am sure this is not the end so make sure you stay tuned to our weekly updates as more information comes our way.

Look closely for our comprehensive article from our lobbyist, Ron Kingston, regarding the NEW pesticide law. This should help answer many of the questions about the law and help you make decisions about who to hire and how to respond to resident questions.

On another front, I want to thank all of our vendors and management companies who participated in the Trade Show this year. I had quite a few of our vendors tell me that they walked out with signed contracts AND appointments. We also heard that the quality of visitors was much better, and, that the vendors had more questions and interest. If this is due to the increase confidence in our economy then I cannot take credit for it, but, it was wonderful to hear such positive comments. If you have suggestions to help us continue to improve please drop us an email, this is your trade show and we want to make it the best show we can.

Now, as the month moves into holiday season we don’t want you to forget that there are still education classes being offered all the way through the first week in December. Look for our calendar and make sure you sign up for our PM 102 class; it will begin in November but will take a few holiday breaks and conclude in January. We know many of you are busy through the holiday season so we tried our best to plan around the hectic schedule.

The most important thing to remember is our Holiday Party and Toy Drive on December 3 at the Long Beach Yacht Club from 5:30-7:30. Don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy for our friends at Interval House – a charity that we have supported for years. We have a special surprise for you this year so make sure you spend a little time with us. We would love to say thank you and it is always nice to see friends that you might not see throughout the year.

For our members in Long Beach, the Proactive Rental Housing Inspection Program continues to be a moving target and we are still trying to get all of your questions answered. Keep them coming and we will respond as quickly as we can.

In closing, I want to wish all of you a season of Peace and Gratitude. I appreciate your dedication to this wonderful association and hope that you can get even more involved next year. 2016 is sure to be an exciting year. No matter how you celebrate this season may it be safe, peaceful and full of fond memories.

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity; it must be produced and discharged and

used up in order to exist at all.” William Faulkner

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