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Registration and Titling Program Business Customer Section
By Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

Information Bulletin (IB) 2024-03 supersedes IB 2021-01 and provides notice that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is consolidating all Registration and Titling (R&T) Business Customer Section pilot program operations under an improved organizational business structure as of April 1, 2024.

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Regulatory Fee Amendments—Employee Housing, Mobilehome Parks, Special Occupancy Parks, and Manufactured Housing
By Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

Information Bulletin (IB) 2024-02 provides notice of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) fee amendments impacting California Code of Regulations, title 25, division 1, chapters 1, 2, 2.2, and 3.

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PG&E bills are soaring, and Californians are angry. Here are answers to questions about the rate hike
By Julie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle

Northern Californians are paying more per unit of electricity than almost anywhere else in the country. Here’s what’s going on. READ MORE

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Capitol Update
By Chris Wysocki

Committees Ramp Up in Advance of Upcoming Deadline

The next two weeks will see hundreds of bills rushing to meet a deadline of April 26 for fiscal bills and May 3 for non-fiscal bills to be heard and acted upon, or die for the rest of the year.

The next round of bills affecting the manufactured housing community industry will be next week in the Assembly Judiciary Committee and the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

Assembly Bill 2022 (Addis, D-Morro Bay)

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Capitol Update
By Chris Wysocki

Committees Moving Fast on Legislation Impacting WMA Members

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Capitol Update
By Chris Wysocki

Back from Spring Recess, Legislative Committees Working Fast but Statewide Rent Control is Dead for the Year

Just this morning, the WMA legislative team met with the committee consultant for the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee about the statewide rent control bill authored by Assemblyman Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and after that meeting, we were informed that the bill will not be granted a hearing, meaning statewide rent control for mobilehome parks is effectively dead for the year.

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California Paid Sick Leave: Frequently Asked Questions
By Department of Industrial Relations, State of California

As of January 1, 2024, employers must generally provide 5 days or 40 hours of paid sick leave to their employees in California. The Labor Commissioner has updated the paid sick leave poster. All employers should post the new poster. An employer previously providing less than 5 days or 40 hours of paid sick leave per year will need to provide employees a new copy notice.

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Fair Housing Plan to Assess Fair Housing Choice Topic-Specific Listening Sessions
HCD invites you to attend topic-specific listening sessions on fair housing in California

HCD is updating California’s fair housing plan, also known as the Analysis of Impediments (AI) to fair housing choice (background information included below). HCD is hosting topic-specific listening sessions.

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Cal OES Storm Season Safety
By Department of Housing and Community Development

HCD is coordinating with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to share information with HCD stakeholders regarding the statewide storm impacts anticipated between January 31, 2024, through February 6, 2024. Click here to learn more: Cal OES Storm Season Safety 

Upcoming Events

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MCM Webinar: Workplace Violence Prevention Overview
Presented by Jennifer McQuarrie, Attorney, Law Office of Jennifer McQuarrie

Workplace Violence Prevention Overview

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. 

Deadline to register: Thursday, April 18th 

This session will highlight new requirements set forth under SB 553.

By July 1, 2024, California employers must implement a workplace violence prevention plan and provide the first round of annual training.

Promoted Event For Members

May 2 Coffee Talk – Understanding and Promoting Organic Waste Recycling in Your Community
Monthly Zoom Chats - Members Only

WMA hosts a Zoom chat on the first Thursday of each month. These informal discussions focus on trending, pertinent topics. Registration is not required for this free event.

During our video chats, special guests will share information and answer questions.

Date: May 2, 2024
Time: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
 

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MCM Webinar: Transforming Disaster into Disruption
Presented by Patrick Hardy, Emergency Preparedness Expert

Disaster Preparedness Programs: Transforming Disaster Into Disruption 

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. 

Deadline to register: Friday, May 10, 2024 

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