Articles

Election by Acclamation, Self-Campaigning, and Cumulative Voting Mar 07, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Mr. Richardson: Starting in 2022, all HOAs have the option of utilizing the acclamation procedures in Civil Code §5103 when...

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Reader Questions – A Law That Came Too Late Feb 28, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, HOAs were presented with a conundrum: Local health authorities prohibited gatherings of more...

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Reader Questions: Director Proxies, Bare Minutes, and Election Challenges Feb 21, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Hi Kelly, one of our board members sometimes is not available to attend meetings either in person or telephonically and has asked if he...

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Reader Questions – HOA Allowing Volunteer Labor? Feb 14, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Kelly: We're a small association, so even the idea of boards and directors is beyond what we could hope to have. We barely had three...

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Reader Questions: An Election Tie and Another Has No Elections Feb 07, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Mr. Richardson: We had an election where 3 people ran for 2 positions and the second and third place vote-getters tied. Without...

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Reader Questions - Is Open Forum Truly Open? Jan 31, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Kelly, recently an owner had a matter which she wanted to bring up during the “Homeowner’s Forum” but she could not...

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Tips Before Starting Major Repairs Jan 24, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

One of the greatest challenges HOAs periodically face is major reconstruction. Whether a new roof, balcony rehabilitation, or other major...

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Celebrating Column #600 and What HOA Homefront Is About Jan 17, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

I’m excited to share the 600th column since “HOA Homefront” inaugurated in March 2005. Except for a hiatus in 2010 and...

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Reader Questions: Written Open Forum, Secret Recordings, and No Meetings Jan 10, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Mr. Richardson, what are the HOA manager and board responsibilities for homeowners’ portion of the board meeting? Presently, virtual...

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Plenty New in 2022 Jan 03, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Many laws are changing for California HOAs this year, and here is a recap of the most important changes.

Longer deadline for petitioned...

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Improperly Posted Agendas Dec 27, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Kelly: Before our monthly board meetings, agendas are provided to each owner the week before the meeting. Occasionally the board schedules...

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What Managers Want For the Holidays Dec 21, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

As we give gifts to loved ones and friends during the holiday season, most HOA members probably don’t consider giving to their...

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