LAC Goes for Win-Win

The FHA’s Legal Action Committee (LAC) continues to pursue amending the Floating Homes Residency Law to address vacancy control, passthrough fees, and long-term leases in a way that is fair to all: owners of newer and larger homes, owners of smaller and older homes, and the marina operators themselves. The...

FHA Needs Your Support

Urgent Message from FHA President Pete Hudson: The FHA has initiated a funding campaign to help the FHA offset the costs for outside legal counsel.  These costs could reach $11,500. We need your support. Your donation will help ensure that the FHA can obtain valuable legal advice. Please consider donating...

Latest Developments in Rent Control Talks

The Legal Action Committee (LAC) of the Floating Homes Association continues to meet with County officials to iron out possible proposed changes to the Floating Home Residency Law, specifically the provisions that which went into effect in January 2023 limiting increases on berth rents upon sale of a floating home....

Update on Floating Home Rent Control

After gathering input from residents of all 10 Sausalito docks covered by the recently enacted rent control amendment to the Floating Homes Residency Law (FHRL), members of the Floating Homes Association’s Legal Action Committee (LAC) have been meeting with county and state officials to discuss possible changes to the legislation....

FHA Looks at Changes to AB252

The Legal Action Committee (LAC) of the Floating Homes Association recently held a series of dock meetings to gather community input on possible changes to AB252, the floating home rent control law that was enacted at the beginning of 2023. At issue is the amount marina operators can raise berth...

Novitski Chairs Legislative Action Committee

Joe Novitski of Kappas Marina has been named chair of the FHA’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC). The committee will consider, research and actively represent the common interests of our community concerning pending and future legislative and regulatory issues at the county and state government levels. It consists of representatives from...

Board Meeting Notes — Aug 2023

Here are some of the items that were discussed or decided on at the August 8 FHA Board Meeting. More details will be reported later in the Floating Times. FHA Treasurer Linda Futrell reported that income from membership dues continues to outpace budget projections but overall income for the year...

Board Meeting Notes — June 2023

Here are some of the items that were discussed or decided on at the June 13 FHA Board Meeting. More details will be reported later in the Floating Times. FHA President Pete Hudson reported that the recent Day in the Park netted about $2500 despite some one-time costs which should...

FHA Announces Legislative Advocacy Committee

The Floating Homes Association is currently restructuring its Government Affairs Committee to enhance its purpose and scope and establish what will become the Legislative Advocacy Committee (LAC). The opportunity to reimagine the Government Affairs Committee presented itself when Teddie Hathaway stepped down from her post as Chairperson after several years dedicated...

Reach Out to Legislators CORRECTION

In advertently, the last paragraph in the suggested letter to legislators was changed from the original. Below is the correct version which should be emailed to each of our elected representatives: Thanks to Stan Barbarich of Liberty Dock for compiling email addresses for each of the local and state representatives...