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Kelly: With the Governor's executive orders on Covid rescinded in June, is there anything preventing boards from conducting in-person meetings...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

This article first appeared in CAI-GRIE,...

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Some Bad Pending HOA Legislation Mar 29, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Last week’s column recapped five bills proposing to help HOAs. This week addresses the other side of the coin, as four legislative...

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Legislators are Discussing Many Proposed New HOA Laws – Here are Sacramento’s Good Ideas Mar 22, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

In typical years the Legislature considers a handful of bills concerning HOAs, but 2021 is an unusually heavy year. There are at least 20...

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Complying With AB3182 is ManageableComplying With AB3182 is Manageable Nov 23, 2020

This year in Sacramento only one major HOA bill, Assembly Bill 3182, passed to become law effective January 1, 2021. The bill creates a new Civil Code Section 4741 banning...

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Is AB 3182 a Disaster or an Inconvenience? Nov 11, 2020

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

[Spoiler Alert: Community Associations Will Survive.]

It was a tumultuous year in Sacramento due to the pandemic. Only one major HOA bill...

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