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Proactive Rental Housing Inspection Program (PRHIP) UPDATE

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We are working to answer all your questions on PRHIP as fast as The City of Long Beach provides answers.  Below is all the information that we currently have.

The deadline for PRHIP applications is December 31st, 2015.

LINKS:

Long Beach Development Services Page on PRHIP

REGISTRATION FORM- PER BUILDING!

PRHIP HAND OUT

INFO POSTER

A Copy of Ordinance

The Amended Municipal Ordinance

Find the text of the amended ordinance here: The Amended Municipal Ordinance

 

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What Lies Ahead for the 114th Congress?

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By the time you read this, all of the midterm elections will have been decided and the playing field will be set for the 114th Congress.

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December 2016

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Where did 2016 go, and what will 2017 look like for the multifamily industry?

So much of this year has been caught up in the Long Beach issue of Rent Control and Just Cause Eviction, also known as Tenants Right to Know issues. Neither option helps our ongoing challenge of providing housing. In fact, what the real challenge is lies in helping our residents understand that neither of these options will benefit them. That issue alone is just one of our focuses for 2017.

Nevertheless, I don’t want to end this year on a negative note, but rather a positive and encouraging message. There is a lot to celebrate too, and it has to do with all of you, our members. So let me begin with thanking all of our vendors who support our AACSC events. The PSC/MSC lunches had great attendance and lots of fun raffle prizes that were given away. And I can’t say enough about all of our other events: Golf Tournament, Summer Social, Installation, Trade Show and our upcoming Holiday Party. We love putting on these events for you. We appreciate your volunteer time and can’t wait to do it all again in 2017. THANK YOU!!!

On another very special note, I cannot let the year end without thanking our awesome staff for all they do. We started out our year missing staff members. That is always stressful, but the staff stepped up and everyone chipped in to help. Ruby rocks the credit checks, Teresa is already preparing for an AWESOME year of Education, and with the new addition of Jeannie in Membership and Marketing, we are looking forward to really increasing our membership and volunteer participation. Oliver, of course, counsels our owners with care, and Tom is always on the lookout for sponsors to help us with our events. Donna and Sophia keep our financials in order, and Terri keeps our Board, Committees, Staff and Operations running smoothly. But I couldn’t forget Rachael, who added the newest and littlest member to our staff, her daughter Catalina (gotta love that name). Each of our team members has their own specialty, but all of us, working together, are focused on providing the best customer service we can. I thank them for all they do, and we even manage to have a little fun.

To end the year, Happy Holidays to you and yours.

I hope you will join us for more events, education programs and that you will attend our Annual Board Installation at the Virginia Country Club on January 19, 2017 as we usher in a new year. Get involved on a committee, and don’t take the season for granted—take time to enjoy your family, and I will see you in 2017.

Organized and Effective

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on the past year and share with you what AACSC has done and what I’ve done as President of the Board to help our members and protect our property rights.

Let’s start with political efforts both statewide and local. As usual, there were well over 100 bills introduced in State government that would have negatively affected our industry.

They were fought with a tremendous degree of success through the efforts of both our lobbyist Ron Kingston and through personal appeals to individual Assembly Members by your Board. I personally met with Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Assembly Members Patrick O’Donnell, Ian Calderon, David Hadley and others to press our case. Our State Legislative Committee and our Political Action Committee (PAC) were beefed up this year and we are better organized and more effective than ever before.

On the local level, our Executive Director Johanna Cunningham, your Board and I meet on a regular basis with all of the Long Beach City Council and have worked very hard to help them understand the negative impact our industry faces with initiatives like Just Cause Eviction, REAP and Rent Control. To date, these efforts have helped convince the Council that it is in nobody’s best interest to consider these measures.

There were two projects I worked on this year that have improved our member benefits and experience. First, we’ve made several changes to our membership meetings including more legal updates and a different seating arrangement design to make it easier for us to get to know one another better and share our ideas. Finally, we added snacks to keep those stomachs from growling.

The second project was to deliver completely updated, user-friendly forms. This project had been talked about for several years, but I made sure it happened this year. The new forms, by the way, are fantastic thanks to a lot of effort by Board member Vicki Abe.

Another of my missions this year was to reach out to the large property owners and managers in Long Beach to get them more engaged in our efforts to defend our property rights. I’m happy to report that several new large property owners are getting involved. I’m confident we will be able to do an even better job for you with their help. Of course there are many things we do that you will never see such as our constant planning, strategizing, organizing and structuring that happens on a daily basis; these combined efforts of our great, dedicated staff and Board are helping to improve and protect your rental business. For that we can all give thanks and carry on.

2015 Rental Property Owners’ Guide to California’s New Laws and Regulations

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2015 marked another successful legislative year for the Apartment Association, California Southern Cities. Our lobbying team, California Political Consulting Group (CalPCG), identified and tracked over 148 rental property-related legislative bills out of 2,772 total bills that were introduced in the California Legislature.

Among the bills we tracked, only about a third were considered “top priority” bills. Top priority bills are those that have the potential to immediately impact landlords or the residential rental property industry in some significant way.

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