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The Voice of the Swap Meet and Flea Market Industry

Member Benefits

The CSMA is the voice of Swap Meets and Flea Markets in the State of California. It promotes the industry’s views and works to build public confidence in the Swap Meet/Flea Market industry as a whole. As a Swap Meet/Flea Market operator in this State, it is important that your views and opinions be heard.

Because membership requires a strict Code of Ethics, CSMA is recognized and respected by many government and regulatory agencies. These groups will often speak at general membership meetings and seek our input.

As a member of the CSMA, you will have a say in matters that affect the industry and you will have access to opportunities such as:

Networking - Networking with fellow operators and sharing industry information at general meetings is of tremendous help and value.
Legislation Alerts - The CSMA employs a professional lobbyist group to monitor activity in both Sacramento and Washington, D.C. They alert and inform CSMA of bills and initiatives affecting the industry. Meetings and activities are coordinated to educate our representatives and prevent adverse legislation.

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JGC Government Relations is a Sacramento based lobbying firm with over 25 years of experience. JGC Government Relations, previously known as Carpi & Clay, originally consisted of three offices – San Diego, Sacramento, and Washington, D.C. Each of these offices are now stand-alone entities.

JGC Government Relations develops long-range strategies and engages in policy formation or pursuing funding allocations to meet each client’s specific objectives.

We also ensure that our clients receive the information needed to better assist their legislative agenda. Our goal is to become an extension of our clients in Sacramento.

Services we provide:

  • Present sound political advice and counsel relating to legislative issues in Sacramento
  • Manage information by reading all introduced and amended versions of legislation to ensure issues of importance are brought to our client’s attention
  • Provide testimony on behalf of our clients in both the Legislative and Administrative arenas
  • Assist in the development of their legislative agendas and guidelines
  • Work with coalitions and other advocacy groups to promote the interests of our clients
  • Provide regular reports, updates, conference calls, and attend meetings to ensure the client is apprised on the latest developments in Sacramento