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Reader Questions – Are Board Meetings Properly Open? Nov 21, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Kelly: Our HOA continues to have meetings without posting a proper notice, no agenda. The directors receive an agenda, but the...

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Reader Questions – Why Can’t We Attend Board Meetings? Oct 02, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Mr. Richardson: Meeting outside the regularly scheduled board meeting, the directors are meeting to review and accept the...

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The Rules On Rule Changes Jul 02, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Good community rules and regulations (“operating rules,” per Civil Code 4340) help set standards and encourage neighborly...

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Membership Quorum Is Important AND Attainable! Mar 29, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Some of the most important HOA decisions must be made by membership vote, but many associations cannot make those decisions because they...

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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: 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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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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Reader Questions: No Minutes; No Election; No Eligibility? Nov 15, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

Dr. Mr. Richardson: I’m concerned about my board no longer publishing minutes of their open meetings. I’ve asked for...

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