Legal Update

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..

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..

Communities Contribute Buck-A-Door

By Morgen Hardigree | Dec 22 2016

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-..

Short Term Rentals in Communities-a Constantly Changing Landscape

By Morgen Hardigree | Dec 14 2016

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 r..

HOA Board Function: Maintain Common Area

By Morgen Hardigree | Dec 05 2016

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 stree..

SB 918 – You Want Notice Where?

By Morgen Hardigree | Nov 18 2016

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, do..