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2022 Legislative Update - Room Rentals, Social Media and ADUs Nov 30, 2022

Assembly Bill 1410 (AB 1410) (Rodriguez) loses steam at the finish line and becomes law with a lessened impact on community associations.  

AB 1410 Amends Section...

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New laws Coming for HOAs in 2023 Oct 10, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

While 2021 was a banner year for positive HOA legislation, 2022 turned out to be less helpful in Sacramento for California HOAs. While...

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Reader Questions – Who is Watching Out For HOAs? Apr 07, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Kelly - Thanks again for your recent informative column pertaining to new state laws pertaining to HOAs.  I would never say that the...

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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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Are We Required To Rebuild Our Balconies? Nov 08, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

Hello Mr. Richardson,

Our HOA is claiming that 2019’s SB 326 ("Balcony Law") adds to the Davis-Stirling Act and requires the...

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New Laws Coming in 2022 (Part III): Major Housing Reforms – Dismantling HOAs? Nov 01, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

In recent years, the Governor and Legislature have made increasing California’s housing supply a high priority. This year saw...

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New Laws Approved for 2022 (Part II): Good Changes Coming Oct 25, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

2021 was the most positive legislative year for California HOAs in a very long time. Today’s column summarizes four helpful changes...

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2021 Legislative Update: New Laws for California Community Associations Oct 20, 2021

The 2021 legislative session was one of the most active legislative years impacting California community association law. Pressures of the California affordable housing...

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Governor Newsom Declares Drought State of Emergency Oct 20, 2021

On October 19, 2021, Governor Newsom issued a State of Emergency proclamation effectively expanding the drought emergency statewide. The proclamation follows the...

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New Laws Approved for 2022 (Part I): Changes in HOA Elections (Again) Oct 19, 2021

 By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

The 2021 Legislative season in California has ended, and five good HOA bills (a record in recent decades) are becoming law. Assembly...

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Reader Questions and Breaking HOA News: HOAs Can Meet Purely Virtually During Emergency Oct 11, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq.


Kelly: With the Governor's executive orders on Covid rescinded in June, is there anything preventing boards from conducting in-person meetings...

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EMERGING FROM THE SHADOWS— LET THERE BE SOLAR Aug 16, 2021

ESTABLISHING POLICIES FOR SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM INSTALLATION REQUESTS

BY: MR. JONATHAN R. DAVIS, ESQ.

This article first appeared in CAI-GRIE, Connect Magazine: 2021-Issue 3....

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