KHG News

New Home-Sharing Rules In Los Angeles

New home-sharing rules in Los Angeles were adopted by the City Council on December 11, 2018 and became effective on July 1, 2019.

Here is a summary:

  • Hosts must register with the city planning department and pay an $89 fee. According to the city planning department, enforcement will begin November 1, 2019.
  • Only the host’s primary residence can be rented out, defined as the place where a host lives for at least six months per year.
  • Renters can’t home-share without prior written approval of their landlord.
  • Hosts may not register for or operate more than one home-sharing rental unit at a time in the city.
  • Hosts cannot home-share for more than 120 days in a calendar year, unless they have registered with the city for “extended home-sharing.”
  • The “extended home-sharing” option allows hosts to rent out residences for an unlimited number of days. To get approval from the city, hosts have to pay an $850 fee. To qualify, they need to be registered with the city for at least six months or hosted for at least 60 days. Hosts who have received a citation in the past three years will be disqualified, unless they pay a $5,660 fee to have their case reviewed.
  • Non-residential buildings and temporary structures are not eligible for home-sharing; that includes vehicles parked on the property as well as storage sheds, trailers, yurts, and tents.
  • Hosts are responsible for providing a Code of Conduct to all guests with rules about amplified sound and “evening outdoor congregations.”

Bullet list source and more info: CurbedLA

We are working on finding a speaker to come talk to our members about these new rules and answer questions. We are also evaluating whether the association should adopt additional restrictions.

In the meantime, please be reminded that California laws governing our association require KHG members to advise association management if their property is rented. More on this requirement here.


Agenda For Upcoming Board Meeting – Wednesday, July 17th

Kentwood Home Guardians Agenda
Monthly Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
Firestation #5 Community Room
8900 S. Emerson Avenue

1. Call to Order

2. Officer Reports

a) Secretary’s Report – review and approve minutes for June 19 meeting

b) Treasurer’s Report – review and approve June P&L Continue reading Agenda For Upcoming Board Meeting – Wednesday, July 17th

Agenda For Upcoming Board Meeting – Wednesday, June 19th

Kentwood Home Guardians Agenda
Monthly Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
Firestation #5 Community Room
8900 S. Emerson Avenue

1. Call to Order

2. Officer Reports

a) Secretary’s Report – review and approve minutes for May 15 meeting

b) Treasurer’s Report – review and approve May P&L Continue reading Agenda For Upcoming Board Meeting – Wednesday, June 19th

Board Election Results


We had a great turnout for our Annual Member Meeting yesterday! A special shout out to our Operations Manager, Audrey Melton, for a smooth and well-planned meeting. An extra thank you to her husband, Greg, and son, Scotty, for the audio and visual components of the meeting.

The election results are in and here are the results:

  • 3 Candidates for 3 Open Seats
  • Number of properties in membership – 3373
  • Not eligible to vote * – 4
  • Quorum needed ** – 169
  • Ballots cast – 283
  • Name doesn’t match – 0
  • Missing address/name – 5
  • Unsigned – 9
  • Number of ballots mailed in – 262
  • Number of ballots cast at meeting – 21
  • Returned/undeliverable election materials – 0
  • Aaron Torrence – 233 (elected)
  • Christa Copp – 237 (elected)
  • Deborah Wettstein – 240 (elected)
    * Owners who are delinquent in the payment of their assessments have their voting rights suspended
    **Quorum is the percentage of eligible voters needed to conduct the election; 169 required as per KHG election rules

A big fat thank you to our Election Inspector, Linda Kokelaar and her team – Stuart Blashill and Sandra Butler! We really rely on our volunteers and with so many members, our annual election and tabulation of the results is a big job. ❤

Congratulations to Aaron, Christa and Deborah! They join Tracy Thrower Conyers and Melissa Remer on the Board. It’s going to be a great year!

LAX Modernization Project (“LAMP”)

Earlier this year, Anna Kozma and Stephanie Sampson attended a KHG Board meeting to fill us in on LAMP plans.  It is going to be a very busy few years at LAX leading up to the Olympics.

Below is a follow up article that Tracy Thrower Conyers wrote for our most recent newsletter outlining all the exciting developments rolling out with LAMP.


Did you know that LAX is the fifth busiest airport in the world and the second busiest in the US? Representatives from the LAX Modernization Project (“LAMP”) joined us at a recent Board meeting to share details on LAMP’s roll-out.

The Automated People Mover (“APM”) is an electric train system on a 2.25 mile elevated guideway with six stations – three inside the terminal loop and three outside. LAX expects the the APM to be fully operational in 2023. Construction should be starting in Summer/Fall of this year. In addition to reducing traffic, the APM will also leverage cutting-edge sustainability practices to reduce the airport’s overall carbon footprint. Find renderings of this exciting project here.

The APM project is expected to cost $2B and create more than 2,200 construction jobs. Ride duration is 10 minutes end to end and frequency is expected to be every two minutes. The cost to ride is free.

Other components of the project include the Intermodal Transportation Facility – West (“ITF-W”) scheduled to open in 2021, the Airport Metro Connector Station (AMC) scheduled to open in 2023, and the Consolidated Rental Car (ConRAC) facility, scheduled to open in 2023.

ITF-W will be a facility where passengers and employees can be dropped off or picked up outside the terminal area. The facility will include a 2.8M sq ft, 4-5 level parking structure with 7,700 public parking spaces, concessions and other amenities. The parking structure will also provide office space for the LAX Security and Badging Office. The parking structure is expected to open at the end of 2020.

The ConRAC facility will relocate over 20 existing rental car locations scattered around the airport into one location adjacent to the 405. The approximately 5.3M square foot facility will connect to the APM and feature 6,600 ready/return spaces, 10,000 idle vehicle storage spaces, 1,100 rental car employee spaces and “Quick Turn Around” facilities for car washing, fueling and light maintenance.

The Airport Metro Connector (AMC) Transit Station will be located near Aviation/96th and will include three at-grade Light Rail Transit platforms to be served by the Crenshaw/LAX Line and an extension of the Metro Green Line. There will also be a bus plaza, bike hub, pedestrian plaza and passenger vehicle pick-up and drop-off area. Read more about this exciting project here.

Read all the latest LAMP news here. You can subscribe for project updates on that same page.

Posted in LAX

Agenda For Annual Member Meeting – Saturday, June 1st

Kentwood Home Guardians Agenda
Annual Meeting of Members
Saturday, June 1 • 12:30 pm
Firestation #5 Community Room
8900 S. Emerson Avenue

I. Registration Commences and Light Lunch Served (12:30 pm)

II. Announce Quorum & Call Meeting To Order & Pledge of Allegiance (1 pm)

III. A Few Words From Our Board President

IV. Approve Last Year’s Minutes

VI. Call for Nominations From the Floor

VI. Close Nominations

VII. Introduce Candidates

VIII. Close Registration

IX. Count Votes

X. Guest Speakers

  • Ileana Wachtel – New Developments in High Density Building
  • Garrett Smith – What is the Neighborhood Council?
  • Kimberly Fox – What is our NC doing about Density Development? The Role of PLUC
  • Aaron Torrence – ADU’s: Pros & Cons and Related Rules
  • Fred Puza – LMU Construction Update

XI. Expo Re Community Events

XII. Announce Election Results If Results Are Available

XIII. Adjourn Meeting