Community Insider Fall 2017 - Page 12

COMMITTEE UPDATES PUBLICATIONS SPECIAL EVENTS by Yvette Huffman by Katie Blizzard T he Publications Committee is pleased with the continued support and involvement from its members. We are pushing an emphasis on using photographs from San Diego communities to enhance the magazine articles in place of stock photos and intend to increase the number of publications from 4 to 6 a year, come next year. Thank you for your continued support of our publication, and if you have any topics of interest that you would like to see, or have an article you would like posted on our social media site, do not hesitate to reach out to Chair, Yvette Huffman at yhuffman@ trilogycommunitymanagement. com or to Vice Chair, Dee Waite at dwaite@packard-1.com . BUSINESS PARTNER by Liron Shalom-Hickey C urrently the Business Partner Committee is focusing on the next Business Partner mixer event on November 14 at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse, come celebrate your fellow Business Partners and all they do for our communities. We are also brainstorming on how we can help CAI increase memberships and get the vendors to be more involved and consistent with their attendees – send any suggestions our way or get involved with our committee today! 12 | SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY INSIDER | FALL 2017 T he Special Events committee kicked off the Summer with CAI’s Annual Wine Night at Vintana - which proved to be a night full of networking, prizes, and beautiful San Diego views, thank you to everyone who made it out for this! Additional, thank you to everyone who attended CAI San Diego’s first Tiki Party! The event was a huge success and we loved seeing everyone in their Hawaiian dress, especially those who participated in our limbo and costume contests. Don’t miss your chance to get tickets for the Golf Tournament on October 6 at Enicinitas Ranch and Annual Awards & Gala on January 18, 2018 at the Coronado - Marriott. LEGISLATIVE SUPPORT by Bridgette Tabor Y our chapter’s Legislative Support Committee is a volunteer committee consisting of homeowners and professionals serving community associations by staying up-to-date on legislation passed in Sacramento. We work on behalf of over 50,000 community associations throughout the state. As you may recall, the California Solar Initiative (CSI) was created by the state’s legislature in 2006 with strong support from then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger who had a vision of putting solar systems on 1 million roofs around the state. While the program ended with a whimper, new legislation continues to be enacted toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions. AB 634, if passed by the State Legislature, would prohibit an association from establishing policies prohibiting the installation or use of a rooftop solar energy system for household purposes located on the roof of buildings in which owners reside. The association may not require approval by a vote by the members owning separate interests in the common interest development. However, this bill would permit an association to impose reasonable provisions that require an applicant to notify each owner of a unit in the building on which a solar installation will be located and require the applicant to submit a solar suitability survey to determine usable solar roof area. For more information on how to become a member, please contact chairperson Ken Dillingham at ken@dillinghamassociates.com. WWW.CAI-SD.ORG