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January Newsletter

January 2020 Board of Directors Meeting

The January 2020 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020 in the gym at 6:00pm.

Holiday Tree Disposal

The Association will not have a drop off location this year due to fire safety concerns.  However, City of San Diego Environmental Services Departments has locations to drop your tree off to with the two closest locations being Memorial Recreation Center in Logan Heights, 2902 Marcy Ave and Golden Hill Recreation Center located at 2600 Golf Course Drive. 

Pets (OTOI Form)

If you have an animal in the Community and have not registered it with Management, please fill out the OTOI form and the Pet Registration form that can be found on your Resident Portal.  Owners must obtain this information from their renters.  It is imperative Management has this information, as this is a requirement by the CC&Rs.  Please submit your form no later than January 30, 2020 to prevent a violation.

Improperly Stored Bikes

As a reminder, bicycles stored in the two rooms in the garage require an annual fee and a bike registration form filled out and on file with Management. Please contact Management at ggrana@actionlife.com to register your bike. Bikes not registered will be removed. Management will store the bike until January 15, 2020.  If not claimed, by that date, the bike will be donated.

Short Term Rental

It is important to know than renting your unit for less than 30 days is considered a short-term rental and homeowners could be fined up to $5,000 for this violation. 

Shopping Carts

The Association has shopping carts located in the garage near the elevator for the resident’s convenience, when a resident is finished with the shopping cart please return the cart to the garage near the elevator.

Proper Use of Garbage Disposals

The use of a garbage disposal in a stacked units is much different than a single-story home.  Please throw away your food into the garbage.  By putting foods down the disposal (rice, pastas, eggshells, etc.) the chance of a backup in your unit or the one below you increase resulting in costly damage paid by all owners via monthly assessments and can affect next years budget.

Vacant Board Seat

There is currently one 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.

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.  You also can now submit suspicious activity online using the link https://downtownsandiego.org/clean-and-safe/

Emergency Situation Protocol (non-life threatening)

In any type of emergency situation, maintenance or non-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. 


December 2019 Newsletter

Holiday Tree Disposal

The Association will not have a drop off location this year due to fire safety concerns.  However, City of San Diego Environmental Services Departments has locations to drop your tree off to with the two closest locations being Memorial Recreation Center in Logan Heights, 2902 Marcy Ave and Golden Hill Recreation Center located at 2600 Golf Course Drive. 

Holiday Schedule

In observance of upcoming holidays, Action Property Management and CityMark will be closed Tuesday, December 24, 2019 and Wednesday, December 25, 2019, as well as Wednesday, January 1, 2020.   If you need assistance, please call 949-450-0202 or use the Action Life portal: www.resident.actionlife.com for non-emergency situations.  For life threatening situations call 911.  For other non-life threatening emergencies please use the Emergency Situation Protocol (non-life threatening), shown below.

Short Term Rental

It is important to know than renting your unit for less than 30 days is considered a short-term rental and homeowners could be fined up to $5,000 for this violation. 

Pets (OTOI Form)

If you have an animal in the Community and have not registered it with Management, please fill out the OTOI form and the Pet Registration form that can be found on your Resident Portal.  Owners must obtain this information from their renters.  It is imperative Management has this information, as this is a requirement by the CC&Rs.  Please submit your form no later than January 30, 2020 to prevent a violation.

Shopping Carts

The Association has shopping carts located in the garage near the elevator for the resident’s convenience, when a resident is finished with the shopping cart please return the cart to the garage near the elevator.

Proper Use of Garbage Disposals

Columbia Place continues to experience kitchen sink back-ups.  Use of a garbage disposal in a stacked unit is much different than a single-story home.  Please throw away your food into the garbage.  By putting foods down the disposal (rice, pastas, eggshells, etc.) the chance of a backup in your unit or one below you increase resulting in costly damage paid by all owners via monthly assessments and can affect next years budget.

Vacant Board Seat

There is currently one 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.

January 2020 Board of Directors Meeting

The January 2020 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020 in the gym at 6:00pm.  No Meeting will be held in December.

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.  You also can now submit suspicious activity online using the link https://downtownsandiego.org/clean-and-safe/

Emergency Situation Protocol (non-life threatening)

In any type of emergency situation, maintenance or non-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. 


November Newsletter

November 2019 Board of Directors Meeting

The November 2019 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019 in the gym at 6:00 PM.

Thanksgiving Schedule

In observance of Thanksgiving, Action Property Management and City Mark will be closed Thursday, November 28, 2019 – Friday, November 29, 2019.  In the event of a maintenance emergency, such as a flood, please contact Action Property Management at 949-450-0202.

At the October Board Meeting

  • The 2020 Budget & Reserve Study was approved. Owners will be receiving their Budget mailers soon.
  • Replacement of the broken gym treadmill was approved and should be replaced within a couple weeks.
  • Approval to switch pest control companies from Lloyds Pest Control to Payne Pest Control, providing an annual savings.

Columbia Street Sidewalk Trees

There has been a lot of concern over the look of the trees that reside on the north part of Columbia Street sidewalk.  The Board submitted a permit request to the City in May and the installation of the new trees was denied due to Columbia Place not having a permanent irrigation system.  Pacific Green Landscaping and the City has evaluated these trees and they are in good health with adequate care.  The look is characteristic for these trees, unlike a maple or oak, and is not in any way indicating they are dying or lacking care.  Given this review the Board will not be addressing this issue any further and will not entertain removal of healthy trees to replace them with another variety.

Proper Use of Garbage Disposals

Columbia Place continues to experience kitchen sink back-ups.  Use of a garbage disposal in a stacked unit situation is much different than a single story home.  Please throw away your food into the garbage.  By putting foods down the disposal (rice, pastas, eggshells, etc.) this increases the chance of a backup in your unit or one below you – resulting in costly damage paid by all owners via monthly assessments and can affect the following years budget.

Short Term Rental

It is important to know than renting your unit for less than 30 days is considered a short-term rental and homeowners could be fined up to $5,000 for this violation. 

Emergency Situation Protocol (non-life threatening)

In any type of emergency situation, maintenance or non-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. 

Clean & Safe

“The Clean & Safe Team works day in and day out to keep Downtown at its best with enhanced maintenance and safety services, including beautification efforts and a comprehensive homeless outreach program on behalf of property owners. Clean & Safe is funded by Downtown property owners and its service area of the district covers 275 blocks of Downtown and includes the following neighborhoods: City Center, Columbia District, Cortez Hill, East Village, Gaslamp Quarter, and Marina.” 

Call (619) 234-8900 if you have any non-emergency safety or maintenance concern.

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.

It is important that we have your current contact information, including phone, email and mailing address.  If Action is not able to contact you for emergency or inspection situations, you may be responsible for additional charges.


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Location

655 Columbia Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Management Team

General Manager
Giuliana Grana | ggrana@actionlife.com

Manager Assistant
Kaysia Stewart | kstewart@actionlife.com

Building Engineer
Adan Rivero
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