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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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Returning to HOA Normalcy Dec 14, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

While the world still struggles with pandemic, we yearn for a return to normalcy. In many places this has already occurred, while in other...

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Reader Questions: How Should We Invest HOA Funds? Dec 06, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL


Mr. Richardson: HOAs face a financial issue with interest rates so low. My HOA and the vast majority of other HOAs play it safe with CDs...

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Reader Questions – Who Fixes Roofs and Pipes? Nov 29, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 


Dear Kelly: Our condo roofs will need replacement soon and there are inadequate reserves.  The board had a membership vote on...

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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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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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