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Reader Questions – HOA Allowing Volunteer Labor? Feb 14, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Kelly: We're a small association, so even the idea of boards and directors is beyond what we could hope to have. We barely had three...

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Reader Questions: An Election Tie and Another Has No Elections Feb 07, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Mr. Richardson: We had an election where 3 people ran for 2 positions and the second and third place vote-getters tied. Without...

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Reader Questions - Is Open Forum Truly Open? Jan 31, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Kelly, recently an owner had a matter which she wanted to bring up during the “Homeowner’s Forum” but she could not...

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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 – 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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Reader Questions – Are Term Limits Illegal, and Who Advocates for HOAs? Sep 13, 2021

By: Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

 

Dear Mr. Richardson: With the new election law (effective 1/1/20) removing term limits for board members, does this mean the HOA...

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Reader Questions – Can We Meet Completely Virtually, Knowing Individual Director Votes, and “Discussion-Only” Agenda Items Aug 23, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Hi Kelly: Regarding your recent article on virtual board meetings, is it permissible for the board to also be virtual?  That is, do...

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Reader Questions – My Peeping Doorbell Camera, and Where is MY Parking Space? Aug 16, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Kelly:

Because of the type of work I do at home, I was required to install a security system in my condominium including a front door...

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Why Aren’t CC&Rs On-Line and Where Are Monthly Financials? Aug 09, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Good morning Kelly. In our recent HOA meeting, one question raised was, “Why isn’t our CC&R’s on the HOA’s...

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