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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. Civil Code §4515 By Jeffrey Beaumont, Esq., CCAL, Beaumont Tashjian Existing law requires associations to provide equal access to common areas for candidates and ..
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..
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..
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..
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-..
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..
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..
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..