By Jerry Jensen, AMS, Community Association Management, ULAC Fundraising Chair
Homeowner Association Representation at the Legislature
It seems that all groups like doctors, lawyers, realtors, builders, developers, etc. have lobbyists who track and propose legislation to promote their “special” interests. Legislation is often proposed and even passed that affects Homeowners Associations (HOAs) and their Member rights. Those who serve community associations (managers, attorneys, board members and others) have volunteered massive amounts of time to try to keep up with all the legislation proposed by “special interest groups” outside the community association industry, as well as bills our industry has proposed to try and improve and make laws more favorable to community associations.
In recent years, this task has simply been too much for volunteers. HOAs, through the Utah Legislative Action Committee (ULAC), have engaged a paid lobbyist to support the volunteers and help navigate all the workings of the Legislature.
The problem is paying for the lobbyist to represent HOAs. If you live in an HOA, you need this representation to preserve your rights – especially to govern yourselves rather than being governed by the Legislature. ULAC is making it easy for HOAs to support this cause by annually donating $2 per unit/lot in your HOA. These funds are used exclusively to protect your interests at the Legislature.
Donations can be made online through CAI. They can also be mailed: (checks written to:) ULAC, PO Box 951157, South Jordan, UT 84095
Please discuss this with your Board, adopt a resolution, and make your annual donation. Learn more about your ULAC, how donations benefit your community and how you can contribute.
- How CAI advocates for community associations in Utah
- 5 reasons why you should contribute to your ULAC
- What is the Utah Legislative Action Committee?
- Resolution of Homeowner Associations