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Jun 26 2020

Governor and Legislature Reach An Agreement on State Budget

On Monday, Governor Newsom and legislative leadership announced that they had reached agreement on a state budget.   As you know, the Legislature adopted its own version of a budget last Monday to meet its constitutional deadline to do so by June 15.  In adopting their “legislative budget,” the Legislature rejected the Governor’s proposed $14 billion…

Jun 25 2020

ISC West 2020 Moves Online to a Virtual Conference

Due to industry and market circumstances, Reed Exhibitions, along with Premier Sponsor SIA (Security Industry Association), will be transforming ISC West 2020 into an all-virtual event October 5-7.   ISC West 2020 scheduled for October 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada – has been canceled due to industry and market circumstances. While we cannot convene in person…

Jun 19 2020

Legislative Update

by Edelstein Gilbert Robson & Smith, LLC  This was a busy week in Sacramento. The Legislature passed a budget, acted on several high-profile bills, and the Assembly adjourned for a summer recess.  Oversight? When the Legislature returned several weeks ago despite the guidance of public health officials to keep nonessential workers home, we explained that…

Jun 12 2020

An Election Preview

The Governor and the Legislature continue to negotiate on a budget that would resolve the state’s $54 billion deficit. The state Constitution requires the legislature to pass a balanced budget by June 15 or not get paid. Recognizing this leadership in the Assembly and Senate announced Wednesday that they would adopt their version of the…

Jun 2 2020

Budget Update: Cuts or Taxes?

As we have reported previously, Governor Newsom released his May Revision to the Budget on May 14, announcing that the state is facing a $54 billion deficit.  The May Revise proposes to balance the budget with a mix of reserves, internal borrowing, federal funding, and short-term revenues.  However, the backbone of the Governor’s May Revise…

May 26 2020

Reopening and Legislative Oversight

The following update is provided courtesy of Edelstein Gilbert Robson & Smith As we have reported previously, Governor Newsom has enjoyed enormous power since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis both legally, under the Emergency Services Act, and politically, given the hundreds of thousands of viewers tuning in to watch his noon press conferences almost daily.…

Upcoming Events

From regional networking luncheons to the major conventions, the CAA and its regional associations will host a number of exciting events this year. 

  • CAA San Francisco Winter Convention 2020

    The 2020 winter San Francisco convention will be taking place from December 2nd-5th at the Fairmont Nob Hill in San Francisco.

  • Regional Chapter Events

    Local events are being held every month throughout the state. Join your local chapter for fun opportunities to network and learn from your peers.

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The California Alarm Association develops and manages programs to benefit members and to promote the growth of professionalism in the electronic security industry throughout the state of California. Membership dues provide the foundation for funding these programs, but we rely on the financial support of individuals and companies to expand existing programs and launch new initiatives. These non-dues revenues are critical for the protection of the industry in which we all make our livelihood, and to preserve our ability to enhance public safety in our communities.


  1. Serve our members and associates by being the industry advocate and liaison with public safety agencies, government bureaus, and licensing, standards and regulation bodies.
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Promote growth, professionalism and innovation in the security industry, and to make all Californians safer and more secure.


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