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Celebrating Column #600 and What HOA Homefront Is About Jan 17, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

I’m excited to share the 600th column since “HOA Homefront” inaugurated in March 2005. Except for a hiatus in 2010 and...

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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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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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