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Assessment Increases for 2023 | Auto Pay

Horizons Owners:

On November 18, 2022, the 2023 Budget for Horizons – Marina District was sent out to all Owners via mail and e-mail. Included in the Budget is the January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023 Assessment Schedule which reflects your new Assessment amount.

This is a friendly reminder that your 2023 Assessment increased as of January 1, 2023. Please carefully review “Exhibit B” beginning on page 19 of the Budget Packet for your unit’s Assessment information. You may also access your Assessment amount via the Resident Portal at www.resident.actionlife.com.

For those that are not enrolled in autopay (automatic payments) through the Resident Portal, you will need to adjust your assessment amount when submitting your payment via check or online. This is especially important if you utilize your bank’s bill pay option, as it most likely requires manual change. If you have automatic payments set up through Action’s Resident Portal, the amount that will be withdrawn will be automatically updated.


What's Happening In San Diego?!

Horizons Residents:

Listed below are a few calendar events taking place in San Diego during the month of January!

  • When Jacobs Park is open as a public park, the public is welcome to come into The Rady Shell and enjoy lawns and seating areas of the venue. For a schedule of upcoming rehearsals at Rady Shell or for more information, please visit:  www.theshell.org.
  • The 41st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the United  States in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The parade is filled with dazzling floats, phenomenal bands, drill teams, colleges/universities, churches, and youth centers! This event is on January 15, 2023. For more information, please visit: www.sandiegoalphas.com/mlk-parade
  • The 12th annual San Diego Brew Festival returns with over 70 breweries, 10 of San Diego’s best food trucks, cover bands and lawn games!  This event is on January 7, 2023. For more information, please visit: www.sandiegobeerfest.com
  • The most unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable motorsports experience for families and fans in the world returns to San Diego. Two adrenaline-charged weekends on January 7 & 8 followed by January 14 & 15, 2023. For more information, please visit: www.snapdragonstadium.com/events/detail/monster-jam
  • Celebrate this new year in a festive environment with dragons, lion dances, firecrackers, games, food and more! The San Diego Lunar New Year Festival will take place on January 20-22, 2023. For more information, please visit: www.lunarnewyearfestival.org
  • The PGA TOUR’s Farmers Insurance Open is played annually at the Torrey Pines Golf Course, home of the 2008 & 2021 U.S. Open. Fans are welcomed back to the course for this year’s tournament to experience San Diego’s premier social & golf event. This event is from January 25-28, 2023. For more information, please visit: www.farmersinsuranceopen.com


Plumbing Recommendations

High-rise buildings have very complex and challenging plumbing systems. We have accumulated a few important topics that may help you prevent floods/water intrusion.

Exercising Valves: The typical unit at Horizons has a minimum of 3 “shut off” valves hidden in the ceiling. The typical locations for these valves are: kitchen, master bathroom, washer/dryer, and occasionally the guest bathroom. Most common fixture shut offs (angle stops): Toilet, sink, washer, shower.

Inaccessible water shutoff valves – You have to be able to turn off the water in an emergency to avoid costly building flooding and damage! We highly recommend walking your unit and accessing the ceiling panels/hatches and checking if your valves are reachable.

Leaking water shutoff valve – Should be replaced if your water shutoff valve is not working. This repair will require the water to be shut off in either your “zone” or the entire building. Please contact Management if this repair is necessary.

Partly-closed water shutoff valve – May result in poor water pressure or flow. After exercising the valves, please ensure they are fully turned back on.

Inoperative main water shutoff valve – This is perhaps the most common problem: Since these valves are not used regularly, it is common for them to become “stiff” or “frozen.” They often leak when operated. If you cannot turn the shutoff valve with a modest force, don’t force it – if you break the valve a plumbing leak may ensue. For this reason, residents should exercise the shut off valves at least twice-three times a year to ensure they do not “freeze.”

Turning water off: Turning the water shutoff valve “clockwise” or “to the right” (rightie tightie) closes the valve – turns off the water.

Turning water on: Turning the water shutoff valve “counterclockwise” or “to the left” (leftie loosie) opens the valve – turns on the water supply.

Check for water & moisture: Whether it’s plumbing or weather water intrusion, here are a few ways to check for moisture.

  • Periodically inspect your walls, floors, windows, door seals and patios.
  • Look for signs of damage in your window seals, ceilings, walls, etc. If caught early enough, you may be able to dry out the wet materials and repair only the affected area.
  • Making sure your balcony drain(s) function properly as it is critical to protecting your home and others from water damage. If your drains are full of leaves or debris, then water may accumulate and not drain properly, causing a flood in your home. Start by clearing built-up gunk from your drains.

HVAC: This equipment in your home has been a source of water leaks in condos and flooding to other Units. Now is your chance to help protect yourself and others from water damage.

The equipment that cools and heats your condo is commonly called “HVAC”—“Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.”  Whether you have one or four in your Horizons home, the actual term is “WATER-Source Heat Pump.”  

Why does this matter?  Because it’s not air from equipment (an “air conditioner”) that cools (and heats) your condo, it’s WATER. When your thermostat “calls” for cool, valves open and a hose lets water into your personal heat pump, and lets water out via a different braided hose. Whenever we’re dealing with water hoses and valves, the possibility of leaks is present.

In addition, attached under your heat pump is a shallow “condensate drip pan” with a small drain hole in it to a tiny drain line to many other heat pump pans above and below you. Condensation moisture drips into this pan and, ideally, drains out. Over time, however, bits of debris can gather in this tray and algae also can form and grow, which clog the narrow drain. Water can back-up and overflow the pan onto the closet floor and potentially onto units below. Gravity Rules!

Along with many other preventive maintenance actions, Hurn Mechanical’s technicians will place algaecide tables in your drip pan after they clean it to prevent bacterial growth and they’ll also check water hose fittings and connections for cracks or leaks. For Horizons, they offer a special rate of $170 for the first heat pump, and $150 for each additional one (does not include repairs). Sign up by calling Hurn at 619-312-1924. The sooner, the better! 

Drain & Sewer Lines: One of the most asked questions and concerns we receive at Horizons-Marina District is regarding drain/sewer backups. Our common sewer lines run vertically through the stacks with each unit connecting at their level. A blockage in this common line can then result in a backup into a unit or units above the blockage.

What can you do to assist and do your part?

Toilet(s): Avoid flushing items other than those intended for use with the toilet. Common items that should not be flushed include cat litter, paper towels, wet wipes, feminine hygiene products, and facial tissues.

Garbage Disposal: Limit the items you put down the drain! Please avoid placing fibrous fruits and vegetables, coffee grounds, eggshells, pasta, rice, oatmeal, fruit pits, seeds, bones, seafood shells, grease and cooking oils, or harsh chemicals down the drain. Each of these items present a hazard by either causing a blockage in the sewer line or causing actual damage to the pipe itself.

Avoid: Chemical Drain Cleaners such as Drano, Liquid Plumr, etc.

Low water pressure or no hot water? = Cartridges, Filters, Aerators

Is it time to replace your cartridge, filter, and/or aerator whether that’s in your shower, bathtub, or faucet? Due to the building’s age and debris in the building’s water, many of these items can fail. This can cause a fluctuation in heat and/or water pressure throughout your entire, exclusive unit.

Some manufactures like Kohler provide a lifetime warranty on its products, and parts like Cartridges can be obtained free of charge. Grohe, the original brand of plumbing fixtures installed in Horizons, may have a limited warranty for original owners. If unable to obtain a cartridge through either of these manufacturers, please call your preferred plumbing company as many obtain and install the cartridge all at once!

If you need any information on part numbers, please contact the Management office to obtain the information and we will be happy to help! For a list of plumbers, click on the “Contacts” tab on the Horizonshoa.com website and click of “Preferred Vendors.”


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Location

Management Office
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
555 Front Street
San Diego, CA 92101
O: (619) 338-4096 | F: (619)338-4095

Driveway Kiosk
24 Hours
(619) 338-4097

Management Team

General Manager
Brian Cavallaro | bcavallaro@actionlife.com

Manager Assistant
Yesly Soto Leon | ysotoleon@actionlife.com

On-site Office Hours
Monday – Friday | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Driveway Kiosk Hours
24 Hours

Management Company

Action Property Management
www.actionlife.com
Regional Office
750 B Street, Suite 2860
San Diego, CA 92101
(949) 450-0202

Corporate Office
2603 Main Street, Suite 500
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 450-0202