California Legislative Action Committee (CAI-CLAC) published an article that provides concise and informative overview of the legislative process and how a bill becomes law. Knowing that our industry is affected by civil code and new laws on a yearly basis, we make it crucial to stay educated with the lawmaking process. CAI-CLAC’s article breaks down […]

By Morgen Hardigree, CCAM-ND, Vice President of Business Development and Transitions Through the efforts of community managers and community volunteer leaders, we are happy to report that over $60,000.00 was raised for the 2016 Buck-a-Door Campaign. With the Buck-A-Door donation program, community associations can fund CLAC efforts by contributing just one dollar per residence each […]

By:  Amy K. Tinetti, Esq., Hughes Gill Cochrane P.C. Rental restrictions have been a topic of conversation among those living in and serving community associations for several years.  However, in the past few years the conversation has shifted from things such as rental caps to specific provisions regarding short term rentals.  Associations are understandably concerned […]

By:  James McCormick, Jr., LLP, CCAL, Partner at Peters & Freedman, LLP Another main function of the board is to maintain common area within an association. Common area may include greenbelts, floral landscape, open space areas, recreational facilities and streets. The funds for maintaining these areas are generated through collection of assessments. The decision on […]

SB 918 – You Want Notice Where?

By: Robert M. DeNichilo, Esq; Nordberg|DeNichilo, LLP One of the more interesting bills that came out of a relatively quiet year from a legislative standpoint for California’s community associations is SB 918. This law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2017, does two main things: One it requires an owner to provide their association […]

SB 918 – You Want Notice Where?

The bill was promoted as a solution to help California’s growing housing shortage, but it is certain to create several problems for HOAs

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 members for the purpose of advocating a point of view during an election. New Civil Code Section 4515 provides that any governing document provision is void […]

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 executive order also had the effect of rescinding a previous emergency proclamation and four executive orders […]

What Does Legalized Marijuana Mean for Your HOA

By: Steven J. Tinnelly, Esq. of Tinnelly Law Group, PC Adult possession and use of marijuana for recreational purposes is now legal in California as a result of the passage of Proposition 64 (“Prop 64”) in 2016. Prop 64 is comprised of sixty-two (62) pages of detailed, complicated, and at times confusing regulations and statutory […]

Clotheslines and Drying Racks

AB 1448 (Lopez) Personal Energy Conservation – Clotheslines and Drying Racks New Civil Code Section 4750.10 provides that any governing document provision is void and unenforceable if it prohibits or unreasonably restricts the use of a clotheslines or a drying rack in the owner’s exclusive use backyard. Associations may adopt reasonable restrictions on clotheslines or […]