New legislation signed into law on October 8, 2015 by Governor Brown prohibits homeowners associations from banning the use of clotheslines and drying racks by homeowners in their backyards. Any portion of an association’s CC&R’s that prohibits clotheslines and/or drying racks will be considered null and void once the Bill (Civil Code section 4750.10) […]
As the drought situation in California continues, most HOAs have taken water conservation very seriously. Boards are strongly encouraging owners to dramatically reduce their water use and replant landscapes with drought friendly plants. Synthetic turf has become a significant topic of conversation in the effort to conserve water, but many boards have been reluctant […]
Assembly Bill 1738 has hit the desk of Governor Brown and awaits his signature. What exactly is AB 1738 and why should you get involved?
This bill encourages owners to bring a lawyer to an Internal Dispute Resolution (IDR) with a Board member. An IDR, also referred to as a Meet and Confer, is a causal […]
A piece of legislation winding its way through Sacramento, AB1738, seeks to override a recent California appellate court decision that allows Boards to prohibit members from bringing legal counsel to Association meetings.
HOA Board meetings may be attended by Association members (excluding proper executive session meetings). However, third parties are not entitled to attend Association […]
On January 21, 2014 California Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency. Climatologists report that the 2013-2014 rainfall season is well on its way to becoming California’s driest period in more than 400 years. 2014 is shaping up to be the third consecutive year of record low rainfall. In 2013, California received a statewide […]