Association Services

2019 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

By Morgen Hardigree | Jan 17 2019

Optimum finds it very important to stay up to date with current legislation that directly impacts community associations in California.  The following legislation has been signed and approved by former Governor Jerry Brown and took effect on January 1, 2019 unless othe..

SB 407 (Wieckowski) Noncommercial Solicitation

By Morgen Hardigree | Apr 20 2018

SB 407 (Wieckowski) Noncommercial Solicitation. Civil Code §4515 By Jeffrey Beaumont, Esq., CCAL, Beaumont Tashjian Existing law requires associations to provide equal access to common areas for candidates and ..

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE REGARDING SOLAR PANELS:

By Morgen Hardigree | Mar 07 2018

AB 634 (Eggman) Solar System Requirements. Civil Code §714.1, §4600 & §4746 Chaptered October 15, 2017   Associations cannot establish a general policy prohibiting the in..

Responding to an Accommodation Request? What’s your Policy?

By Morgen Hardigree | Jun 14 2017

By Robert M. DeNichilo, Esq., Nordberg|DeNichilo, LLP With all the various moving parts that go into managing a community association, few issues cause more confusion or are as fraught with risk as dealing with a request for a reasonable accommodation or modification..

BREAKING NEWS – The Drought is Officially Over (Almost)!

By Morgen Hardigree | Apr 10 2017

By Denise D. Iger of Iger Wankel Bonkowski, LLP Today Governor Brown signed an executive order declaring that effective immediately the “Drought State of Emergency” is terminated in all of California counties, except Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Tuolumne. The execut..

A Step-by-Step Approach to Amending and Restating Governing Documents

By Morgen Hardigree | Mar 09 2017

By Brittany A. Ketchum, Esq. It seems as though the laws change as frequently as the tides. Some years see more legal changes than others – changes that greatly affect the way boards manage the association’s affairs. The laws governing community associa..

WEATHER ALERT

By Morgen Hardigree | Feb 21 2017

Due to the unusual severity of the recent storms, a significant amount of maintenance issues were experienced in a very short period of time thus inundating roofing vendors - and other related vendors such as restoration companies - with calls and service requests. Whil..

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What is Important to your Community Association Members?

By Morgen Hardigree | Jan 13 2017

Board members are decision makers for the entire community. Therefore, it is necessary to have some form of outreach to understand clearly the priorities and needs of all the members within the community. Ask your committee representatives for their perspective on needs..

From Good to Great

By Morgen Hardigree | Nov 11 2016

EVERY COMMUNITY has its own history, personality, attributes and challenges, but all associations share common characteristics and core principles. Good associations preserve the character of their communities, protect property values and mee..

Leadership and Community Manager Training Programs

By Optimum | Mar 15 2016

The community management industry is an ever-changing business. New legislation, technology, and processes are continually coming into the picture. It is important that your community manager is provided the best in enhanced leadership and management training available...