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Board Decisions, The Business Judgment Rule, And Judicial Deference

No board member wants to see their name, or that of their Association, listed as a defendant in a lawsuit alleging they violated their obligations under the Association’s CC&Rs or California law.  This is especially true for any board member who spends countless hours enforcing the governing documents, participating in violation hearings, attending board meetings, … Continue reading “Board Decisions, The Business Judgment Rule, And Judicial Deference”

Recharging Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and New Legislation

California is a leader in promoting clean and renewable energy technologies.  In January 2018, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-48-18 (“EO”) calling for 5 million zero-emissions vehicles by 2030 and the installation of 250,000 electric vehicle chargers by 2025.  As stated in the EO, “California increased the number of zero-emission vehicles in the state by … Continue reading “Recharging Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and New Legislation”

Be Ready For All Seasons With Strategic Planning

Improve Operations, Increase Property Values and Strengthen Community Engagement BY JOHN F. BAUMGARDNER, ESQ. – CHAPMAN & INTRIERI, LLP A community’s character and property values can be directly related to the maintenance of an association’s common areas. Community upkeep can also impact an association’s membership level of satisfaction, either positively or negatively. To safeguard an … Continue reading “Be Ready For All Seasons With Strategic Planning”