CAI’s Government and Public Affairs Committee is considering policy reform recommendations that address building inspections, reserve studies, and reserve funding plans in the wake of the devastating collapse of Champlain Tower South condominium in Surfside, Fla., in late June.
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Assistance animals play an important role in the lives of people with disabilities and mental health issues. Knowing what constitutes an assistance animal and laws and regulations that apply to their ownership can help community associations balance individual rights with rules specific to these animals.
Homeowners associations in California with restrictions on long-term rentals must amend their bylaws to meet the requirements of a newly implemented law. Community association advocates say the statute may infringe on property ownership rights and curtails self-governance.
Several California laws that became effective Jan. 1 create new requirements for community associations on how elections are held, limit restrictions on accessory dwelling units (ADUs), and redefine when a contractor is considered an employee.
Development patterns across North America have focused on building infrastructure as an indicator of growth without considering impacts to long-term financial resilience and access to affordable housing options, says engineer Chuck Marohn.