How “As Is” Really Isn’t How It Is

Published in the ECHO Journal, July 2010 “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.” – President Bill Clinton, August 1998 Let’s be honest: The only people […]

Mental Illness and Aberrant Behavior in HOAs

When a resident in an homeowners association exhibits extreme behavior that is criminal or suggests mental illness, the HOA’s enforcement system of rules and fines is often completely inadequate. This […]

HOAs and Medical Marijuana

How should HOA boards deal with the use of Medical Marijuana? Community associations increasingly face issues with medical marijuana. It is a confusing area because federal and state laws conflict […]

Legislature Targets Board Actions by Email

It is very common for board members to communicate with each other and with management via e-mail, and this is often the preferred method of communication on HOA issues. For […]

SB 563 and You: How Amendments to the CID Open Meeting Act Affect Board Activities

Published in the ECHO Journal, January 2012 Last fall Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 563 into law. The bill, authored by the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, amends the Common […]

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