California Outdoor Hospitality Association has a long history of success advocating for its members before the California State Legislature and pushing back against aggressive state bureaucracies.
Over the years, CalOHA has won its members the ability to build and rent tent and camping cabins to their customers, carved RV Parks out of the onerous tenant protection requirements mobile home parks are subject to by passing the Special Occupancy Parks Act and pushed back for years against costly regulations by Regional Water Quality Control Boards.
As of lately, California Outdoor Hospitality Association has been fighting tooth and nail against Assembly Bill 1472, which strips RV parks and campgrounds of their right to ask tenants to leave the premises and then allow them to come back and reregister. This would appear to be the first step in classifying RV parks as mobile home parks and eliminating our no cause evictions.
In response to this bill, CalOHA launched a letter writing campaign. We contacted both association members and nonmembers across the state requesting they send in opposition letters to Senator Tom Umberg. The response we received was not only immediate, but enormous as well. Thanks to our lobbyist and the RV parks and campgrounds of California, our association was able to abolish AB 1472. This bill and our fight against it begs the question:
Why do our advocacy efforts matter?
Our industry is continuously growing. However, if we do not take care of them, RV parks and campgrounds may not be able to sustain themselves in the future. Alongside our members and partners, CalOHA works hard to expand the travel and tourism industry while protecting RV parks and campgrounds from harmful legislation. We do this by lobbying and enlisting your help to fight with us.
California Outdoor Hospitality Association has strength in numbers. The support of our members is what allows us to continue fighting and advocating for the future of the outdoor hospitality industry. The connection between a legislator and the district they represent is incredibly powerful. With members in virtually every legislative district in California, CalOHA has the ability to engage with many legislators in a more meaningful way through you. We encourage our members to begin building these relationships early, not just when activated by CalOHA.
The stronger we are together, the better we become.
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