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FEMA Aid Information

Attn: Property Managers

If your property was impacted by the fires in Butte, Lake, Napa, Mendocino, Sonoma and Yuba counties, your tenants are eligible to be reimbursed for damages or losses (such as evacuation and relocation costs) through FEMA. These counties have been part of federal or state disaster declarations. 

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The Fee and Tax Waiver Program for Unregistered Mobilehomes
AB 587 implemented by HCD.

People who purchased a mobilehome or manufactured home but didn’t receive the necessary title to the property now have a chance to properly register their homes with the new Fee and Tax Waiver Program – and avoid paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars in state and local taxes, fees and penalties.

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Prop. 13 targeted by proposed California ballot initiative

Forty years after Proposition 13 was approved by California voters, the issue of property-tax limits could be back on the state ballot in 2018.

A coalition of liberal groups is trying to qualify an initiative for the November ballot that would remove Prop. 13’s restrictions on reassessments and tax increases for corporate-owned property.

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Red Alert

Governor Brown Vetoes AB 1269

WMA is pleased to report that Governor Brown vetoed AB 1269 (Stone). Please read his veto message.

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Bills of Interest

This section tracks WMA’s bills of interest as they make their way through the legislative process.

In the News

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Appeal of Costa-Hawkins Rent Control on Horizon

California state law bans local governments from imposing rent control on any new apartment construction. The law — the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act — defines new construction as dwellings with certificates of occupancy issued after Feb. 1, 1995. 

Costa-Hawkins also prohibits regulating rents on single-family dwellings and individually owned condominiums and townhouses 

Moves to repeal this law have appeared on two fronts: one in the State Assembly, the other as an initiative to place the appeal on the November 2018 ballot. 

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Bay Area cities face growing crisis as RVs become homes of last resort

Bay Area cities are coming to realize what Ramirez already knows — parking tickets won’t solve the problem of finding a place to live. From Oakland to San Jose, officials are struggling to cope with a growing influx of RV dwellers seeking a safe, permanent place for the only homes they can afford.

“We’ve never seen it like this,” said Tom Myers, executive director of Community Services Agency of Mountain View, where the city averages more than three complaints a day about RV communities. “We have to be prepared that this will be the new normal for us. It’s a crisis.”

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A major change to Proposition 13 takes its first step toward the 2018 ballot

Proponents of making a dramatic change to California’s landmark Proposition 13 property tax restrictions took their first step to getting a measure on the November 2018 statewide ballot Friday.

The change would allow the state to charge higher property tax rates on commercial and industrial properties, an effort known as “split roll” because existing tax protections on homes would remain in place.

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Upcoming Events

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2018 Update of New Laws
Dates and Locations

This seminar will focus on changes to the Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL), as well as other changes in state laws and regulations and how these changes will affect community operations in 2018.

Sacramento – January 9th
Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova
11211 Point East Drive
Sacramento, CA 95742
916.638.1100
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Universal City – January 11th
Hilton Los Angeles Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Dr.
Universal City, CA 91608
818.506.2500

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2018 WMA Spring Seminar
The Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa, Kauai, HI

The Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa, Kauai, HI

April 28 through May 5

1571 Poipu Road
Koloa, HI 96756
(808) 742-1234

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