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State Sets Protocols for Reopening Outdoor Playground Facilities Oct 01, 2020

By Matt D. Ober, Esq., CCAL

For those who need a break from guiding your children through home schooling or distance learning, your community association playground may...

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Prepare Now to Welcome the Accessory Dwelling Unit into your Community Association Sep 13, 2020

By Matt D. Ober, Esq., CCAL

Proactive rule adoption and enforcement will ease the growing pains of ADU/JADUs in your community.

Formally termed the...

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Assembly Bill 3182 (Ting) Means Less Independence for Community Associations if Governor Newsom Signs it Into Law Sep 08, 2020

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Assembly Member Ting from San Francisco authored Assembly Bill 3182. After multiple rounds of amendments, it was approved on...

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COVID-19 and Assessments: The Impact of the Pandemic on Community Finances Jul 08, 2020

By Matthew A. Gardner, Esq.

The current pandemic is presenting similar warning signs that many community associations experienced during the housing crisis in 2007. With...

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State Releases New Guidance to Help Counties Plan for Reopening Based on Decisions by Local Public Health Officials Jun 08, 2020

By Robert M. DeNichilo, Esq., CCAL

Last Friday, the California Department of Public Health issued new guidelines for reopening additional sectors of the economy. The new...

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Pool Season Has Arrived, But the Pool Rules Have Changed May 28, 2020

By Matt D. Ober, Esq., CCAL

The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Revised Order was issued on May 26, 2020. Section 7 h) excludes HOA pools...

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Addressing Mental Illness In Our Community Associations May 14, 2020

Written by Lesley Millender-Irwin, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®

Lesley Millender-Irwin, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®, is General Manager of the Excelsior at the...

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Open for Business, Planning for a Return to a New Normal May 05, 2020

By Matthew A. Gardner, Esq.

After 6 weeks of working to flatten the curve, Californians are eager, yet anxious, to resume some sense of their former routines. Although...

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HUD Issues New Guidance on How to Evaluate Requests for Reasonable Accommodation Request for Assistance Animals Feb 03, 2020

By Robert M. DeNichilo, Esq., CCAL

Over the last several years, community associations have experienced an increase in the number of residents claiming the need of...

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