With Christmas right around the corner, community associations across the country are coming alive with festive lights and holiday decorations. Guidelines on these displays should be updated, fair, easy to follow, and owner supported.
Communities that consistently and uniformly enforce rules and regulations, practice good governance, communicate with residents, take neighbor disputes seriously, and govern with empathy can solve a lot of their problems.
Every community association requires a set of governing documents to provide its legal framework and operation. CAI has a new resource to help attorneys, board members, and community managers when drafting or amending provisions that govern a community.
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.