Legislative Affairs

Every day, elected officials at the local, county, state and federal levels of government make public policy decisions that impact rental-housing providers and the greater rental-housing industry. The Apartment Association of Orange County (AAOC) is here to serve as your voice on the government issues affecting the rental housing industry in Orange County, parts of Riverside County, as well as at the State Capitol, in Sacramento.

AAOC works closely with both elected officials and government staff to ensure our members' rights and interests are represented and protected. Additionally, as members of the National Apartment Association (NAA) and the California Rental Housing Assocaition (CalRHA), our members receive additional representation at the federal and state levels of government.

We invite our members to take an active role in helping to formulate association positions and shape public policy by serving on the AAOC Legislative Committee. We also encourage member contributions to AAOC's Political Action Committees.

For more information or to get involved, contact AAOC Vice President of External Affairs Chip Ahlswede at Chip@aaoc.com or (714) 245-9500.

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Run For Office - Be the Difference You Want to See
Run For Office - Be the Difference You Want to See

Running for office is a tremendous opportunity to ensure that the laws in your town don't impact multifamily housing in a negative way. Continue Reading

Postedby Chip Ahlswede
Date posted07/15/2024


AAOC Notches Major Win in Defeating AB 2216
AAOC Notches Major Win in Defeating AB 2216

Assemblymember Haney (D- San Francisco) proposed a bill that would have limited a property owner's ability to control how many pets are allowed in their properties. Continue Reading

Postedby Chip Ahlswede
Date posted06/24/2024


RED ALERT: NO on SB 611
RED ALERT: NO on SB 611

Newly amended bill proposed by Senator Menjivar (D - Burbank) would require property owners to include all potential costs associated with renting a unit in all advertising - and exposes the privacy of previous tenants to new tenants inquiring about costs previously paid. Continue Reading

Postedby Chip Ahlswede
Date posted06/24/2024


Tell HUD to Reduce Barriers to HUD Assisted Housing
Tell HUD to Reduce Barriers to HUD Assisted Housing

Today is the last day to tell HUD to reduce barriers to HUD Assisted Housing Continue Reading

Postedby Chip Ahlswede
Date posted06/10/2024


RED ALERT: NO on AB 2216
RED ALERT: NO on AB 2216

AB 2216 would remove property owner's protections to limit pets in their properties. Continue Reading

Postedby Chip Ahlswede
Date posted05/21/2024


CPI Update for 2024 - 2025
CPI Update for 2024 - 2025

CPI Update for 2024-2025 rates - Orange County - 3.9% Riverside/ San Bernardino County Continue Reading

Postedby Chip Ahlswede
Date posted05/16/2024


Stop Rent Control
Stop Rent Control

Weinstein's schemes to regulate rents in California need to come to an end - and it's time for multifamily professionals to step up and say "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!" No more rent control schemes by slumlords should be tolerated. Continue Reading

Postedby Chip Ahlswede
Date posted02/8/2024


Voice of OC Article - Like Costa Mesa - Housing Solutions Should Be A Partnership
Voice of OC Article - Like Costa Mesa - Housing Solutions Should Be A Partnership

AAOC's Chip Ahlswede wrote an OpEd regarding the Costa Mesa Tenant Protections Ordinance - and how the city's process more accurately reflected the nature of true compromise Continue Reading

Postedby Chip Ahlswede
Date posted01/8/2024


Santa Ana Sanitation Service Rate Increase
Santa Ana Sanitation Service Rate Increase

Santa Ana is raising their sanitation fee rates by over 100% next year, and increasing to over $13/ user / month by July of 2028 - Public Hearing on February 20, 2024 @ 5:30 PM at the Santa Ana City Council Chambers Continue Reading

Postedby Chip Ahlswede
Date posted01/5/2024


Affordable Housing Means Repealing Prop 19
Affordable Housing Means Repealing Prop 19

Affordable housing hinges on keeping operational costs low - a major factor in operational costs are the property taxes. AAOC joins with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association in trying to repeal the death tax - repeal prop 19. Continue Reading

Postedby Chip Ahlswede
Date posted11/21/2023


Success in Santa Ana and Costa Mesa
Success in Santa Ana and Costa Mesa

AAOC makes significant steps towards unwinding invasive policies that were significantly damaging to both tenants and property owners alike. Continue Reading

Postedby Chip Ahlswede
Date posted11/8/2023


Costa Mesa Just Cause Eviction - October 17th
Costa Mesa Just Cause Eviction - October 17th

The City of Costa Mesa will be considering a Just Cause Eviction Ordinance for rental properties at the Tuesday October 17, 2023 City Council Meeting and members are encourage to reach out and share your voice Continue Reading

Postedby Chip Ahlswede
Date posted10/16/2023