Dear CAR Member,
For the past couple of months, C.A.R. has been negotiating amendments to two rental housing bills, AB 1482 (Chiu) and AB 1481 (Grayson and Bonta), that would have removed C.A.R.’s opposition. Unfortunately, the bills, as amended, do not satisfy the Association’s concerns, so C.A.R. will continue to OPPOSE both bills. AB 1482, which now also contains the language from AB 1481, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee last week and now moves to the Appropriations Committee. C.A.R. will continue to negotiate for amendments that preserve the rights of rental property owners while allowing for the protection of at-risk tenants. See details of AB 1482. Stay tuned for possible Red Alerts on this and other issues.
California’s housing crisis has made it difficult for young people and middle-class families to find homes to buy or rent. Teachers, nurses, police officers and firefighters should be able to live in the communities they serve. Meanwhile, local government continues to consider short-sighted and ineffective policies, like rent control. That’s why C.A.R.’s Government Affairs team this week launched its “Let’s Get Serious” legislative campaign to urge lawmakers to support policies that increase the supply of housing. Among legislation that increase housing supply which C.A.R. is sponsoring or supporting include: SB 50, which encourages the development of mid-rise, multifamily housing construction around major transit hubs; SB 330, which creates certainty for developers constructing new housing units and streamlines the local permitting process for five years; and SB 592, which holds local governments financially accountable for approving the construction of accessory dwelling units. Add your name to the petition urging California’s leaders to support policies that increase housing supply on the Housing for California website.
If you haven’t already done so, make your plans now for C.A.R.’s REimagine! Conference and Expo. You don’t want to miss out on this incredible experience. Join us at the Los Angeles Convention Center for three days of nonstop networking and skill-building to take your business to the next level. The conference kicks off on Tuesday, Sept. 24, with Masterclasses, a paid day of targeted content with different tracks to choose from including: Social Media 4.0, Broker Conference, YPN Ignite, RPA Training and Transaction Coordination. All C.A.R. members can take advantage of an amazing member benefit on Wednesday, Sept. 25, and Thursday, Sept. 26 — two full days of actionable ideas from 30+ sessions, networking opportunities with thousands of industry professionals, and meeting with hundreds of vendors with new products in the exhibit hall — all for FREE. Secure your spot at REimagine! now.
Building on its success over the past two years, C.A.R.’s WomanUp!® Conference is going national this year. That’s right, we’re inviting women and men from across the country to enhance the WomanUP!® movement at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, October 23-25. At the event, you’ll identify tools and strategies to apply to your own business; develop skills to take your career to the next level and connect with other amazing leaders in the national brokerage community. And thanks to the generosity of last year’s attendees, the C.A.R. Education Foundation is offering scholarships to REALTOR® members who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend. But you need to act fast; the deadline to apply is August 1, 2019. Learn more about the C.A.R. Education Foundation’s collaboration with WomanUP!® here or contact Lynette Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 739-8243.
Have a great weekend.