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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”

ARBITRATOR DISMISSES $5 MILLION CONSTRUCTION DEFECT CLAIM FOR HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION’S FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH DEVELOPER’S ‘POISON PILL’ ANTI-DEFECT LITIGATION PROVISION IN CC&Rs

There is an increasing trend by Developers, in an effort to avoid responsibility for construction defects, to insert provisions in the original Association governing documents which they draft that make it exceedingly difficult to pursue such claims against them.  The significant harm of these ‘poison pill’ provisions was highlighted in the recent California Appellate Court … Continue reading “ARBITRATOR DISMISSES $5 MILLION CONSTRUCTION DEFECT CLAIM FOR HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION’S FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH DEVELOPER’S ‘POISON PILL’ ANTI-DEFECT LITIGATION PROVISION IN CC&Rs”