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The Middle Ground May 18, 2022

Community associations have become unhealthy microcosms of a divided nation. It’s time to recognize the ruptures and bring neighbors back together again.

By Kelly G....

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Which Type of Management Is Best For Your HOA? Apr 19, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Determining which type of management services is best for the HOA is a very important HOA board decision. Even the smallest associations...

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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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The Board Amending CC&Rs and Bylaws? Mar 21, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

CC&Rs and bylaws are governing documents that normally can only be amended by a vote of the HOA membership. However, there are...

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Reader Questions – Automatic Election Rules; No Ballot Box; and Term Limits Mar 14, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

Dear Kelly: Our board approved the old version of the bill SB323 as is to replace our current election rules. Recently we had our...

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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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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 – Do We Have Term Limits? Nov 22, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL


Kelly, could you elaborate on the newly signed into law "term limits?" We have a 5-member board and 3 members have served many years. If...

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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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Vaccine mandates: What Could Requirements Mean for Your Community Oct 19, 2021

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This article first appeared on Community Associations Institute (CAI) Ungated.

The continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S....

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