Thursday, May 12, 2016

Summary of the CAI-CLAC Annual Legislative Day in Sacramento Sans legislation

Posted By CotoBlogzz

The 2016 CLAC Wrap Up And Announcements, CAI-CLAC Annual Legislative Day at the Capitol ended up being more an award ceremony than a legislative day.

There is no reference to AB-1799, AB-1720, SB-1431, SB-1106 or SB-944.  It does not use it as one of the many CAI Calls to Action for the California Assemblyman Chad Mayes Expedited AB-1799 HOA that advocates like George Starapoli, Donie Vanitzian or CalHomeLaw call bad legislation for homeowners, while the HOA Industry like CAI and ECHO want it so bad?  Or AB-1720, a bill HOA Industry, including Adam Kessler  and CAI call it “legislation that benefits lawyers.” Or “The bill is being supported by groups that typically sue HOAs. “ but fail to identify “these groups”

It also does not mention Wittenberg Vs Beachwalk: Aka as Homeowners Vs HOA Industry, Wittenber Vs Beachwalk Amicus by HOA Industry, including CAI and 20 Law Firms  , taken all the way up to the California Supreme Court.  Why is this relevant?  Because it helps define the HOA fault lines.

Wittenberg Vs Beachwalk: Aka as Homeowners Vs HOA Industry by "Buzz" Aguirre:  Adams Kessler and 20 other law firms, all  members of CAI  petitioned the California Supreme Court 
to overturn the Wittenberg ruling. The Supreme Court  refused.

In this corner:

A simply review of  supporters of AB-1799, AB-1720 and  Wittenberg Vs Beachwalk, should tell a casual HOA/CID observer where the fault lines are:  It’s a proverbial David and Goliath story:  On one side is the tyrannical HOA with bottomless funds aided and abetted by the HOA industry including the self described “ largest advocacy organization in America,” and on the other side is the homeowner with her only asset in many cases, is the home in question.

HOA/CID actors always have diametrically opposed goals: Through willful ignorance, gross incompetence, cognitive dissonance or cognitive challenges, boards tend to side with the industry
But I digress.  On April 18th, the Community Associations Institute’s California Legislative Action Committee (CAI-CLAC) members throughout the state, convened in Sacramento to discuss legislation and its possible impact upon its constituents, including an award ceremony.  

According to its own website:  "The California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC) is a volunteer committee of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) consisting of homeowners and professionals serving community associations.  It is the largest advocacy organization in America dedicated to monitoring legislation, educating elected state lawmakers, and protecting the interests of those living in homeowners associations in California.
CAI-CLAC serves the educational, business and networking needs of homeowners associations in the state of California.  Members include condominiums, cooperatives and homeowners associations, as well as those who provide services and products to associations.
According to its online post, "Awards are given for individual volunteer time as well as group success in supporting the nonprofit through fundraising."

The 2016 CAI-CLAC recipients (also known as the organizations average homeowners should avoid) are:


The question is, who is in your home?  That is, who is looking for the average homeowner?  Lawyers and property management companies affiliated with the largest advocacy organization in America, or  a freelance HOA advocate?


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by pvtgov
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Battling the rampant corruption in the HOA/CID Industry

by Cynthia Stephens
Ken thank you for sharing this information and understanding what is going on in the HOA criminality, HOA homeowner abuses, secretive and criminal legal and judicial abuses, fraudulent property thefts and more.  The most significant and troubling issue is you mention "competent lawyer" when you stated: "

What happens when homeowners try to navigate the quagmire of HOA home ownership without a competent lawyer

In 1961 there was a building called Imperial Towers here in Chicago.  The building was fantastic as it was a project that addressed not only a need, but did it expertly.   At the time I was employed with, associated with, and/or allied with a group of old timers in the real estate market who enjoyed not only 'our' success but that of everyone else.   My employer, Joseph Ronsley, was the ultimate spectator - he knew what he was looking at and most importantly he seemed to be novice to know everyone and everything.   Most importantly for me he was a wonderful teacher.  It is too bad that I was not as wonderful a student as I should have been.

Most Frequent HOA Complaints?: Dues Increases and CC&R Changes – WSJ

Mos t Frequent HOA Complaints?: Dues Increases and CC&R Changes – WSJ

So the number of people that lived in associations and complained about them is 69/75 = 92%. This is in stark contrast to Community Association Institute's (CAI) claim that 95% of the people living in associations love them

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