Welcome to Columbia Place

August 2019 Newsletter

August 2019 Board of Directors Meeting

The August 2019 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Monday, August 26, 2019 in the gym at 6:00pm.

Meet Your New Board Members

There are two new Directors on Columbia Place’s Board, Jason Eagle and Joe Rotunda.

Vacant Board Seat

There are currently two vacant seats on the Columbia Place Board of Directors.  If you are an Owner in good standing and would like to be considered for appointment, please contact Management at ggrana@actionlife.com with some information about yourself and why you would like to serve on the Columbia Place Board.

Budget Committee

The Board is currently looking for volunteers to assist with the 2020 budget process.  If you are interested in joining the committee please email ggrana@actionlife.com.  

Clean & Safe – (619) – 234-8900

Residents are encouraged to call Clean & Safe if they notice homeless loitering at Columbia Place.  Clean & Safe will ask the homeless to leave and provide them locations of shelters.  Additionally, if residents notice graffiti, broken glass, garbage on the sidewalks around the community on a day where Boiling Maintenance is not onsite, these things can also be reported to Clean & Safe.  This is an initiative by the City of San Diego that all downtown residents pay for via property taxes, take advantage of this to keep the area “clean and safe!”

Resident Portal

Have you signed up for the Resident Portal yet?  The Resident Portal is a great tool to track your statement, sign up for ACH, submit work-orders, and report non-compliances – in live time!  You can also update your information, such as email changes or mailing address.   This automatically updates in Management’s system without having to go through the middleman.  If you have not already registered, you will need your account number.  This can be located on your statement beginning with “8103.”  The website is www.resident.actionlife.com.

Emergency Situation Protocol

In any type of emergency situation, maintenance or life threatening, do NOT email – PLEASE CALL!  Action and Action After-Hours can be reached at 949-450-0202.  If you are experiencing a water intrusion and have called it in, DO NOT LEAVE your unit even if it is a slow back up.  You may end up being responsible for damages due to negligence.  If there is anything that is life threatening, do not hesitate to call 9-1-1. 

Blended Wine Festival

Blended Wine and Music Festival is coming to Waterfront Park on Saturday, August 10 from 12 – 6pm.  Tickets are available online.

ZZ Top Is Coming to Town

ZZ Top will be playing at the Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater Wednesday, August 28 at 7pm. Tickets are available online.


July Newsletter

July 2019 Board of Directors Meeting

The July 2019 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Monday, July 22, 2019 in the gym at 6:00pm.

Independence Day

Action Property Management. Professional Maintenance Systems (Janitorial) and CityMark will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in observance of 4th of July.  If there is an afterhours maintenance emergency, such as a flood, please contact Action Property Management at 949-450-0202, afterhours personnel will assist you.  Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!

Comic-Con Street Closures this Year

The San Diego Convention Center, the City of San Diego and the Port of San Diego have announced a new traffic route that creates a pedestrian-only experience during Comic-Con International 2019.  
HARBOR DRIVE WILL BE CLOSED TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC (including bikes, scooters and skateboards) between First Avenue and Park Boulevard during Comic-Con, with the exception of shuttle buses and emergency vehicles. Cars will be screened for Convention Center parking garage access at First Avenue. A second screening location will be at Park Boulevard.  
WHEN IS THIS HAPPENING?
Harbor Drive will be closed to traffic (including bikes, scooters and skateboards) on the following days and times:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 (3pm – 10pm)
THURSDAY, JULY 18 (7am – 10pm)
FRIDAY, JULY 19(7am – 10pm)
SATURDAY, JULY 20 (7am – 10pm)
SUNDAY, JULY 21 (7am – 8pm).

Harbor Drive will reopen to traffic after the hours listed above. There will still be access to the waterfront for pedestrians via the Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge, along the sidewalk near the Hilton Bayfront. If you have questions related to the street closures, contact Barbara Cosio Moreno at barbara.moreno@visitsandiego.com or 619-525-5253. Regarding Comic-Con, media can contact pr@comic-con.org.

Vacant Board Seat
There is currently a vacant seat on the Columbia Place Board of Directors.  If you are an Owner in good standing and would like to be considered for appointment, please contact Management at ggrana@actionlife.com with some information about yourself and why you would like to serve on the Columbia Place Board.

Resident Portal
Have you signed up for the Resident Portal yet?  The Resident Portal is a great tool to track your statement, sign up for ACH, submit work-orders, and report non-compliances – in live time!  You can also update your information, such as email changes or mailing address.   This automatically updates in Management’s system without having to go through the middleman.  If you have not already registered, you will need your account number.  This can be located on your statement beginning with “8103.”  The website is www.resident.actionlife.com.

Emergency Situation Protocol
In any type of emergency situation, maintenance or life threatening, do NOT email – PLEASE CALL!  Action and Action After-Hours can be reached at 949-450-0202.  If you are experiencing a water intrusion and have called it in, DO NOT LEAVE your unit even if it is a slow back up.  You may end up being responsible for damages due to negligence.  If there is anything that is life threatening, do not hesitate to call 9-1-1. 

May 2019 Newsletter

May 2019 Board of Directors Meeting

The May 2019 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019 in the gym at 6:00pm due to Memorial Day.

Memorial Day Holiday

Action Property Management. Professional Maintenance Systems (Janitorial) and CityMark will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day.  If there is an afterhours maintenance emergency, such as a flood, please contact Action Property Management at 949-450-0202, afterhours personnel will assist you.  Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!

Window Repairs

WinDor will be onsite Saturday, May 18th at 10am in the gym to meet with homeowners to discuss window replacements and repairs.  The purpose of this meeting is to get as many homeowners as possible to receive a bulk discount from WinDor.

Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting will be held on June 24, 2019 at 6:00pm in the gym.  In order for the Association to make quorum please make sure you have turned in your ballot. Ballots will be mailed out the week of May 20th.

Security Committee  

If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to security or would like to volunteer to serve on the committee please contact security committee member Boris Ilic at borilic@hotmail.com.

Avoid Costly Sink Backups

The disposal may grind it, but Columbia’s pipes cannot handle grease, scraps, cornhusks, egg shells, peels (apples, carrots, etc.), oils/butters, excessive soap, coffee grounds, or rice. Moreover, since condos are stacked, a drain issue in one condo likely impacts those above/below. Please remember – and ask cleaning staff to remember – to avoid the items listed to help keep Columbia’s drains flowing.

Recap from April Meeting

During the last board meeting the board discussed looking into an new vendor for the spa and fountain maintenance, discontinuing the holiday tree drop off area and approve to have the vertical jets cleared by Countywide. These minutes will be available to owners after the June 3, 2019 meeting.

Emergency Situation Protocol

In any type of emergency situation, maintenance or life threatening, do NOT email – PLEASE CALL!  Action and Action After-Hours can be reached at 949-450-0202.  If you are experiencing a water intrusion and have called it in, DO NOT LEAVE your unit even if it is a slow back up.  You may end up being responsible for damages due to negligence.  If there is anything that is life threatening, do not hesitate to call 9-1-1.


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Location

655 Columbia Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Management Team

General Manager
Giuliana Grana | ggrana@actionlife.com

Manager Assistant
Magnolia Plascencia | mplascencia@actionlife.com

Building Engineer
Leone Tietge
Onsite Monday-Friday

Management Company

Action Property Management
www.actionlife.com
Regional Office
1133 Columbia Street, Suite 106
San Diego, CA 92101
phone | (949) 450-0202