At the heart of who we are as an association you’ll find our success is built on the relationships our members have with one another. You’ll find that CSSA members truly care about each other and look for ways to work together and support each other in order to continually improve our industry through best practices and delivering better a better experience for storage customers.
The CSSA is committed to keeping our members up-to-date on other major industry events. We attend events held by Inside Self-Storage and the National Self Storage Association every year. Please take a moment to visit each of their websites by clicking on their logos below.
Is your Rental Agreement up-to-date and Compliant with all California State Laws?
The CSSA is proud to offer the Standardized Rental Agreement to our members for the nominal fee of just $399!
BE SURE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS GREAT MEMBERS ONLY BENEFIT!
The Self Storage Legal Network (SSLN) Affiliate Plan
For a small fee, direct members of the CSSA will have unlimited email access to the SSLN with a response time of only two business days! Anyone interested should fill out the below application and return it directly to the SSA.
"As one of the founding members of the SSA, we greatly value the Legal Network. The response is immediate with an in-depth explanation we can understand."
The SSLN* Affiliate plan is designed specifically for the smaller storage operator that is not a member of the national Self Storage Association.
As an SSLN Affiliate subscriber, when you or one of your authorized employees has a question concerning self storage operations, you simply log onto the SSLN online site and ask your question. The SSLN is staffed from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday and will provide a response to your inquiries within two business days. The SSLN lawyers will thoroughly address your questions and there is no limit to the number of questions you can ask. The contact information will be sent to you upon joining the SSLN.
National Self Storage Association (SSA) Affiliation Benefits
The SSA Affiliation Program was developed to encourage cooperation amongst state SSAs and the National SSA. Our perspective is not one of competition with the National SSA, but of working together to benefit each other's members and the industry. Advertising, legislation, database access, and AAC meetings all add up to a successful program, which is why the program has 25 organizations already affiliated and a few more on the way.
Goal of Affiliation
Simply put, our Affiliation Program is something we think is good for the industry, for our Association, and for the various state associations. Some association demands are inherently local and require a grassroots approach. Others goals are national in scope - for the National SSA to be involved, we need affiliation. With approximately 55,000 facilities nationwide, and more than 33,000 separate owners, the industry is already extremely fragmented. Only together can we adequately influence our business arena.
Affiliated states and their members - receive:
The SSA has invested heavily into the development of the SSA Globe magazine. The SSA Globe is a non-profit publication that 1- Is the primary communications tool for regular and affiliate members and, 2 – Supports the goals of the Association – education, research & data, legal matters and Affiliated association news. Additionally, State affiliates provide monthly write-ups in the SSA Globe Magazine to keep their members up to date on the latest information locally.AAC Meetings The dialogue between the states and the national association has been tremendous since the inception of the Affiliation Program. State and national SSA leaders share ideas, compare notes, discuss legislation and generally learn from each other's best practices Legislative Support/Consulting
Between SSA General Counsel Carlos Kaslow, SSA President Mike Scanlon, SSA CEO Tim Dietz, and the SSA's registered lobbyist, the SSA staff has more than 70 years of lobbying experience. Although most lobbying of state legislatures is handled by the state associations, the SSA can assist with their database to create grassroots supports, by providing connections with other affiliated states that have been through similar situations and through their communication tools. The SSA also provides financial aid to support lobbying efforts as needed via its Legislative Issues Fund. California received over $70,000 from the SSA between 2009 and 2014 to help support our efforts to Amend the current California Lien Law Statute in 2010 and 2015.
The SSA also subscribes to Netscan – Legal Alert, which provides daily updates on threatening legislation throughout the country. If something pops up on their radar screen for California, they will alert the state associations executive director, leadership, and membership.