2015 Legislation – SB 655 – Moldy Buildings Deemed Substandard

This bill specifies that visible or otherwise demonstrable mold growth could cause a building in which such a condition is found to be deemed substandard.

2015 Legislation – SB 47 – Analyzing the Health and Environmental Impact of Turf

SB 47 would have required and funded a study to analyze the environmental and health impacts of synthetic turf.

State Law Mandates Carbon Monoxide Detectors In Homes and Communities

Every year, thousands of Americans are victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, requiring hospitilzation and sometimes even dying as a result. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless – and toxic […]

Construction in Seismic Regions

Published in the ECHO Journal, November 2007  A Safety Issue Uncovered Throughout the last fifty years, there has been an increasing awareness of the need to provide a higher level […]

Got Lead?

Published in the ECHO Journal, May 2010 Lead is a toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. Lead also can be […]

Additional Commentary to “Got Lead?”

Published in the ECHO Journal, June 2010 An article entitled “Got Lead?” which summarized the health effects associated with lead poisoning as well as how lead hazards are created and […]

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 […]

Make Your HOA a Safer Place: Security Assessments and Solutions

Break-ins and burglaries can hurt communities in more ways than one. Learn how to give the homeowners in your HOA peace of mind from a safe community with these useful […]

Social Media – Make It Work for You

Published in the ECHO Journal, December 2011 Are you ready for “social media” or do you still hope it will fade away? If it’s the latter, you are definitely out […]

How to Protect Your Community’s Trees from Uprooting

Winter weather often reveals negligent tree care, sometimes in the costly damage of a tree crashing to the ground. Learn how to protect your trees during the stormy months by […]