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  • Wednesday, May 08, 2024 12:20 PM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)

    Click here for more information about the Taxpayer Protection Act

    Our campaign appeared before the California Supreme Court in San Francisco this morning to oppose the governor and Legislature’s lawsuit to remove the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act from the ballot. 

    The good news: History is on our side. California courts have zealously guarded voters’ right to use the initiative process, adopting a longstanding tradition of letting Californians decide initiatives at the ballot box.

    Using taxpayer money to deny voters: One of our campaign co-chairs, Rob Lapsley, President of the California Business Roundtable, perfectly summed up the irony of the lawsuit in a recent LA Times article

    ·         “The fact that the Legislature and the governor are using taxpayer money to try and deny the voters of California, over 1.43 million who signed our petitions, the opportunity to have their voice heard is a direct violation of everything they talk about in terms of direct democracy. They’re complete hypocrites when it comes to this case.”

    Next steps: The Court will decide the lawsuit before the June 27 deadline to finalize the November ballot. We will update you as soon as a decision is reached and we are officially on the November ballot. 

    Thank you for your continued support, 

    The Coalitions Team

    PS- Stay Up to Date
    To get the latest news on the Taxpayer Protection Act, please follow our social accounts.


    Paid for by Californians for Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability, sponsored by California homeowners, taxpayers, and businesses. Committee Top Funders California Business Roundtable, California Business Properties Association, Gerald J. Marcil

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2024 9:25 AM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)

    Modern Storage Media Partners with Scott Zucker on Self Storage Legal Monthly Minute

    Legal Minute

    After more than 20 years, the Legal Monthly Minute, published by Scott Zucker, a partner in the law firm of Weissmann Zucker Euster + Katz P.C. in Atlanta, Ga., will now be published by Modern Storage Media (MSM). MSM’s partnership with the Legal Monthly Minute will enable Zucker’s pertinent, industry-focused legal information to be disseminated to self-storage owner-operators throughout the United States on a larger scale. 

    “We have enjoyed working with Scott for many, many years and are overjoyed to formalize the integration of his Legal Monthly Minute into Messenger and the entire MSM platform,” says Modern Storage Media Publisher Poppy Behrens. “We understand the importance of legal education in the self-storage industry, and Scott is one of the foremost legal experts in the industry. We look forward to distributing his articles through the MSM platform.”

    Zucker’s Legal Monthly Minute articles have been reprinted in numerous trade association newsletters and magazines, including MSM’s Messenger. They’ve also been used to create his “Legal Topics in Self Storage” books (First and Second Editions).

    “I love communicating with self-storage owners and managers about the legal issues impacting their operations,” says Scott Zucker. “The Legal Monthly Minute was a way to share pertinent information in quick bites on a regular basis.

    Partnering with MSM allows me the chance to broaden my range of information sharing on a national basis. I’m excited to work with them and derive the benefit of the technology they are using to enhance the delivery of timely and relevant information to the entire self-storage industry.” 

    Sent to MSM subscribers, the Legal Monthly Minute newsletter also offers limited advertising and sponsorship opportunities. Three attention-grabbing ad sizes with prominent placements are available. Contact Lauri Longstrom-Henderson, director of sales and marketing, at, (602) 678-3526, or (970) 200-8656 for additional details.


    Scott Zucker is a partner in the law firm of Weissmann Zucker Euster + Katz P.C. in Atlanta, GA. Scott specializes in business litigation with an emphasis on real estate, landlord-tenant, and construction law. He’s been active in the self-storage industry for more than 30 years.


  • Friday, March 01, 2024 9:24 AM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)

    2024 Inside Self-Storage World Expo

    April 2-5, 2024

    Caesars Forum Conference Center | Las Vegas

    Join us to experience education seminars, intensive workshops, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, robust networking, and exhibits from the industry’s leading product and service suppliers! The ISS World Expo is a must-attend show for professionals looking to successfully start or grow a self-storage operation, including owners, managers, investors, builders, developers and others! The event will take place April 2-5 (expo hall open on April 3 and 4), at our new venue, Caesars Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas. CSSA members receive a free Expo Package or $30 off a Seminar Package or All-Access Package. Register today at

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  • Friday, January 12, 2024 11:46 AM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)

    Self-Storage Lunch & Learn 

    Colliers has begun the next round of Lunch & Learns for 2024. Check out our upcoming Newsletters for other locations throughout the year. If you live in Northern California, we would love to have you join our meetings in February.


    When:        Wednesday, February 7, 2024

    11am-1pm (lunch provided)

    Where:       301 University Ave 

    Suite 100
    Sacramento, CA 95825

    San Jose

    When:         Thursday, February 8, 2024

    11am-1pm (lunch provided)

    Where:       225 W Santa Clara Street 

    Suite 1000
    San Jose, CA 95113

    Topics of Discussion

    • Industry Overview (2023 and 2024)
    • Rental Rates
    • Occupancy
    • Expenses & Technology
    • Cap Rates
    • Debt & Finance
    • Sales Transactions - Market Pricing
    • Supply & New Construction
    • Industry Update by CSSA

    Jeff Shouse, MAI, CRE
    National Self-Storage Director
    Valuation & Advisory Services

    +1 916 996 0638

    Tom de Jong, SIOR
    Executive Vice Pesident
    +1 408 282 3829

  • Friday, December 15, 2023 10:20 AM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)

    CSSA Legislative Alert


    Changes in Self Storage Lien Sale Notifications

    Take Effect January 1, 2024

    Due to the legislative efforts of the California Self Storage Association (CSSA) and the Self Storage Association (SSA), AB542 (Carrillo) was passed and signed, providing three important reforms to the advertising requirement in California Business & Professions Code 21707:

    • First, the bill cuts in half the number of required newspaper advertisements from two to one, provided that the operator also advertises the sale online. If the operator does not advertise online, the operator must still have two advertisements published in the newspaper.
    • Second, AB542 allows operators to advertise sales in a newspaper of general circulation either in the public notice district or county where the storage facility is located. Prior law required the advertisement to be placed in a newspaper of general circulation in the public notice district. This change provides more options for operators, particularly those in a public notice district with only one newspaper.
    • Third, the bill eliminates the outdated requirement to describe the goods because most sales occur online where potential bidders can readily see photos of the items for sale.


    The SSA and CSSA wish to extend their thanks to bill sponsor Assemblymember Juan Carrillo (D-Palmdale), his staff, and the associations’ Sacramento-based lobbyist Naomi Padron of MKP Government Relations for their assistance in the passage of AB542.

  • Monday, November 27, 2023 8:26 AM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)


      Special CSSA Owner/Operator Peer Networking Discussion

    2024 Lien Law Change &

    Protecting Future CA Tax Increases

    Presented by Joe Doherty, Legal Counsel, Self Storage Association

    Naomi Padron, Partner, McHugh Koepke padron Government Relations (SSA/CSSA Lobbyist), Steve Mirabito, President, StoragePRO (Chair, CSSA legislative & Legal Committee) 

    December 12, 2023 - 10:00am – 11:30am

    On January 1, 2024 new lien laws will go into effect for all California self-storage operators We can answer all your questions regarding lien law changes!

    Also, find out about upcoming propositions, such as the Taxpayer Protection Act, and other legislative challenges in 2024 to help protect your business and keep it profitable.

    This is a FREE event for CSSA Members Only!

    Registration is Required

    Don't Miss Out - Register Today!

    CSSA's Peer Power Hour: An open discussion among fellow self storage owners and operators. Your opportunity to ask questions, talk about today's challenges, and share your knowledge/experience. Don't miss out on this unique networking event!

  • Friday, October 27, 2023 3:15 PM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)


    E-Bike and other lithium-ion rechargeable batteries may cause fires

    CSSA wanted to make you aware of potential issues with e-bikes and other devices that use lithium-ion rechargeable batteries (hoverboards, scooters, cell phones, vaping devices, tools, etc.). If any of your customers have these devices and are recharging them in their units be aware – they may cause a a fire.

    A self storage facility in New York recently experienced this: CLICK HERE for article

    Also for more information on what causes lithium-ion battery fires CLICK HERE

    You may want to review your Agreements and if necessary, specify that lithium-ion batteries and charging units constitute hazardous or toxic material. Check with your insurance agent or attorney.

    Ross Hutchings, CAE

    Executive Director

    CA Self Storage Association

    CSSA Office: 5325 Elkhorn Blvd., #283, Sacramento, CA 95842 | Phone: 888-277-2207

  • Tuesday, October 10, 2023 3:30 PM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)

    Join us at Kure It's Let's Save Lives Gala on Saturday, November 4th

    This year's gala will highlight our dedication to the community, our mission to find life-saving cures, and to improve the outcomes for people facing cancer. In addition, we have partnered with iconic fashion brand, Bally, to add new elements of fun, fashion and philosophy to the evening.

    Click the link below to purchase your sponsorship or tickets: 

    Purchase Tickets Today

    For questions, contact Jackie Kurtz at or call 949-748-5916

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2023 10:44 AM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)

    Register by close of business Monday, October 2nd for the discounted registration price.

    Our presenters Jon Dario, CEO, Edison Properties and Jeff Humphrey, ASA, CCRA, SVP of Asset Management, Devon Self Storage Holdings (US) LLC offer this unique, graduate level real estate investment and facility management course.

    Course size is kept small so that you can receive personalized attention. Register today before it sells out!

    For more information on the course, and a complete schedule, click here.

    Register Now

    We're meeting at the Hilton Boston Back Bay. The neighborhood is walking distance from the Charles River, Boston Commons, and many historical and cultural venues are within walking distance. 

    Click here to book your room by October 2nd for SSA's special rate.

    Thank You To Our Sponsors

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2023 11:12 AM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)


    After months of development, Mini-Storage Messenger, which has been going by the name of our flagship publication since being acquired by Storelocal Media Corporation in March of this year, has completed its rebranding. We're pleased to reveal our new brand: Modern Storage Media.

    Modern Storage Media, or MSM, pays homage to our rich, 43-year-long history within the self-storage industry by retaining the initials of our monthly print and digital magazine Mini-Storage Messenger. Located between the Ms, the S for Storage in the three-letter logo conveys self-storage being at the center of everything MSM does. The curled corner of the first M in the new logo represents turning the page on the past as a publisher as we transform into a modern media company by taking a technology-focused approach to our offerings.

    This shift includes focusing on breaking industry news and offering custom publishing, as well as providing an enhanced website, advertising opportunities, and digital magazine experiences. Along with video and premium advertising options, MSM now has tracking capabilities to deliver invaluable ROI data to our advertisers.  

    “The name Modern Storage Media exemplifies the company’s forward-thinking approach to all things self-storage,” says Travis Morrow, CEO of Storelocal, our parent company. “It will empower us to continue providing the cutting-edge media solutions our readers and advertisers are seeking.”

    “We are very excited about the expanded opportunities that will be available to our readers and advertisers as a part of this rebrand,” says Publisher Poppy Behrens. “Not only does it move us forward in the digital age, but it also preserves the history of the publication started by Hardy Good more than 40 years ago.”

    The MSM team, boasting over 20 years of experience in the self-storage industry, remains committed to providing high-quality content that adds value to our readers through the monthly, quarterly, and annual publications the industry has come to trust, as well as our new offerings. To get a feel for the new MSM, visit our updated website,

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