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Archive: 2020

CLIENT ALERT - Tips on Safeguarding the Financial Health of HOAs During the COVID-19 Crisis

» Posted April 14, 2020News

Many board members are deeply concerned about the impact the stay-at-home order will have on the association’s ability to pay its bills. The Los Angeles Times has reported that there have been 2.3 million new unemployment claims made in California within the last month. But, in that the unemployment checks cap out at $1,050 per week for the highest-paid recipients, the payments may not be enough for all owners to meet all of their obligations. And while federal stimulus packages offer hope for small business owners, it currently appears that the funding will not come over night, there may not be enough for everyone and many will need to pay it back. 

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The Election Law Overhall (SB 323)

» Posted October 16, 2019News

On October 13, 2019, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 323 into law. The new provisions will be effective on January 1, 2020. This new law contains numerous changes to existing election laws and will require that all homeowners associations amend their election rules. Further, because the new law does not allow changes to election rules within ninety (90) days of an election, all boards should be reviewing this issue with legal counsel as quickly as possible to avoid potential problems. This applies especially to associations that hold the annual election between January and April.

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: SB 1016 - EVCS

» Posted September 18, 2018News

On September 13, 2018, Governor Brown issued two executive orders designed to encourage the use of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions created by gas-using vehicles.

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: AB 2912 - Financials

» Posted September 18, 2018News

Assembly Bill 2912 was drafted with the express intent of preventing fraudulent activities by management companies.

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National Rat Catcher’s Day

» Posted July 22, 2018News

Today is National Rat Catcher’s Day. For real! It commemorates the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin and is a day to say thanks to all the exterminators out there. Here are some fun facts about rats and the people that we rely on to keep them away from us:

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