2016 Legislation – AB 1720 – 3rd Party Representation at Board Meetings

The Open Meeting Act requires associations to allow owners time to address the board at regular meetings. This bill would extend that right to any “representative” of a member of […]

Time Restrictions in Homeowner Meetings

Published in the ECHO Journal, September 2013 Meetings of the Board of Directors are always important to the function of a homeowners association. Board meetings not only provide an opportunity […]

Davis-Stirling Conversion Table

As of January 1st, the Davis-Stirling Act has been replaced by “New Davis-Stirling” – the renumbered and restated version of the laws that govern our communities. Both the new and […]

§5000 – Meeting Conduct

Meetings of the membership of the association shall be conducted in accordance with a recognized system of parliamentary procedure or any parliamentary procedures the association may adopt. The board shall […]

§4955 – Violation of Article

A member of an association may bring a civil action for declaratory or equitable relief for a violation of this article by the association, including, but not limited to, injunctive […]

§4950 – Availability of Minutes

The minutes, minutes proposed for adoption that are marked to indicate draft status, or a summary of the minutes, of any board meeting, other than an executive session, shall be […]

§4935 – Executive Sessions

The board may adjourn to, or meet solely in, executive session to consider litigation, matters relating to the formation of contracts with third parties, member discipline, personnel matters, or to […]

§4930 – Restrictions on Meeting Content

Except as described in subdivisions (b) to (e), inclusive, the board may not discuss or take action on any item at a nonemergency meeting unless the item was placed on […]

§4925 – Right of Members to Attend and Speak

Any member may attend board meetings, except when the board adjourns to, or meets solely in, executive session. As specified in subdivision (b) of Section 4090, a member of the […]

§4920 – Notice of Board Meeting

Except as provided in subdivision (b), the association shall give notice of the time and place of a board meeting at least four days before the meeting. If a board […]