In 1984, the California Legislative Action Committee was formed. CLAC is a volunteer committee of CAI consisting of homeowners and professionals serving HOA’s. It is the largest advocacy organization in America dedicated to monitoring legislation, educating elected state lawmakers and protecting the interests of those living in community associations in California. In the past, CLAC has been instrumental in working with the State legislators in the formulation of bills and enactment of laws relating to community associations.


To safeguard and improve the community association lifestyle and their property values by advocating a reasonable balance between state statutory requirements and the ability and authority of individual homeowners to govern themselves through their community associations.

How Does CLAC  Accomplish Its Goals?

How Does CLAC Accomplish Its Goals?

  • Reviews and takes positions on all legislative bills affecting homeowners associations
  • Hosts a “Legislative Day at the Capitol” event each year to educate legislators and members
  • Employs a lobbyist, Louie Brown, to testify at hearings and lobby (educate) the legislators in Sacramento
  • Alerts HOA’s and their managers about important legislation
  • Makes visits to legislators in their districts to continue the education that began in Sacramento
  • Organizes “grass-roots” efforts to communicate in mass with legislators over topics that are particularly important to community associations
  • Acts as a resource for legislators when considering legislation having to do with community associations

Should you have any interest in following legislation that affects community associations in California, please sign up for CAI-CLAC’s blog and email alerts.

The National CAI website also extensively discusses national legislative issues relevant to homeowner associations.


Louie Brown, Esq.

Louie Brown, Esq.

State Advocate
Robert M. DeNichilo, Esq., CCAL

Robert M. DeNichilo, Esq., CCAL

Nordberg|DeNichilo, LLP

Chapter Delegate
Bob Spillar

Robert Spillar

Westpark Maintenance District

Chapter Delegate
Dave Potter, CMCA, AMS

Dave Potter, CMCA, AMS

Golden Rain Foundation - Seal Beach

Chapter Liaison


To support CAI-CLAC and their efforts in protecting the interests of Community Association residents, please consider the voluntary ‘Buck A Door or More’ fundraising efforts.

Click here for a Buck A Door Form or contribute online.

Thank you to our 2024 CLAC Contributors

Community Associations

  • Ash Street Cottages Homeowners Association
  • Cypress HOA
  • Naples Maintenance Corporation
  • Rancho MMC
  • Westpark Maintenance District

Additional Contributors

  • Erik Rivera, CMCA, AMS, PCAM of Manhattan Pacific Management

Thank you to our 2023 CLAC Contributors

Community Associations

  • California Renaiassance Master Association
  • Canyon Glen Community Association
  • Casitas Californias Townhouses Assoc.
  • Clifford Pacific Commercentre II Owners
  • Cove Community Association
  • Criterion Towne Homes I HOA
  • East Lake Village Community Association
  • High Horse Trails Community Assoc.
  • Highland Park Community Assoc.
  • Renaissance Townhomes Association
  • The Water-Gardens OA
  • Vista Royale HOA
  • Westpark Las Palmas HOA
  • Westpark Maintenance District

CLAC Fundraiser Event Sponsors

Comedy Night For CLAC 2023

Comedy Night Sponsors

CLAC Fundraiser Concert 2023

Concert for CLAC