HOA Management

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..

What Does Legalized Marijuana Mean for Your HOA

By Morgen Hardigree | Apr 03 2017

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) page..

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..

6 Ways to Save on Property Management

By Morgen Hardigree | Jan 25 2017

Want to save money on community management? Here’s how…

At Optimum, we know that your community is on a budget. As a board member, you are accountable for every dollar spent. But financial management doesn’t need ..