Thought you may find this article interesting. You should be proud of what you have accomplished. There is a referendum pending in Oceanside that pertains to its new full vacancy decontrol ordinance.
Monthly Archives: July 2011
(July 20, 2011) Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that extends the life of active tentative subdivision maps and parcel maps for an additional two years.
AB 208 (Fuentes; D-Sylmar) facilitates the smooth recovery of the housing market by extending the life of active tentative subdivision maps and parcel maps for a period of two years. As an urgency measure, the bill took effect immediately upon being signed.
CalChamber believes that AB 208 will help California’s economy as well as local economies by legislatively extending the expiration date of existing and unexpired tentative tract and parcel maps, including approximately 2,500 tentative maps, containing nearly 330,000 housing units. These maps represent hundreds of construction projects, thousands of construction jobs and significant revenue to the state.
This measure is necessary so that when the economy recovers, the housing sector and construction industry will be poised to recover as well, providing new affordable housing for California’s working families.
WMA Convention & Expo – Las Vegas, Nevada
October 11-13, 2011
“Evictions, Injunctions and Beyond” will be presented by noted mobilehome community lawyer, Rob Coldren of Hart, King & Coldren at the Annual WMA Convention & Expo on
Tuesday, October 11th from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rob’s seminar will demonstrate a step-by-step, hands-on, results oriented use of forms and techniques to get your rent, get rid of or stop the “bad apple” tenants, and protect your rights against mobilehome lien holders that abandon their mobilehomes after the tenant leaves. Learn how to do it the right way, the easy way and with minimal use of lawyers. A must attend seminar for managers, hands-on park owners and management companies. Rob Coldren has been an Industry “go to” lawyer for 30 years. His firm represents community owners throughout the western states. Try to find a community legal issue Rob has not dealt with! For more information, please visit www.wma.org.
Don’t shoot the messenger! The Feds are at it again with new requirements for our industry. An operator of a master meter gas or small propane system, such as those used at mobilehome parks, must develop and implement a written plan that addresses the integrity of gas and propane pipeline systems by August 2, 2011. Inspectors from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will review begin to review said plans during routine inspections of your gas pipeline system.
The plan must include several elements:
A. Knowledge of System Infrastructure
B. Identify Threats to Pipeline
C. Evaluate and Prioritize Risks to Pipelines
D. Identify and Implement Corrective Actions to Minimize Risks
E. Measure Performance, Monitor Results and Evaluate Effectiveness of Plan
F. Periodic Evaluation and Improvement
G. Report of Results
Park owners may want to contact your utility service provider for assistance in developing this written plan. Park owners can also call the CPUC at 213-576-7020 for more information how this program impacts your park or feel free to give Rob Coldren of HKC a call at 714-432-8700.