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“Back in the day”, there was no requirement that a board adopt or post an agenda for meetings. Any item introduced for action could be acted on even if notice had not been given the members. This changed with the Open Meeting Act. It requires an association to post or distribute agendas
Previously, decisions by association boards could be made by email by “unanimous written consent” thus eliminating the need for an in-person board meeting. The concept was, if directors all agree on an action, there is no need to wait for a formal meeting for its implantation. The legislature changed that in the Common Interest Development Open Meeting Act. Except for emergencies, the Act prohibits the use of unanimous written consent (including email) and opts instead for more transparency so that association members can see and hear the board’s discussions on action items, even where the directors do not disagree.
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Board Member Introductory Material
- Guide for Serving on a Condo or HOA Board
- A basic guide to board, annual and general meetings. How to run an effective meeting and keep it short.
- How to Set New Board Members Up for Success
- How to Keep HOA Meetings Fair & Friendly
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- Brown Act Essentials VIDEO is an invaluable resource for anyone who wishes to better understand their rights when accessing meetings and agendas of state and municipal agencies in California.
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Brown Act Primer
- Video Guide to Capital reserves are set aside for the maintenance and repair of capital items in condominium and homeowner associations. This may be roads, siding, roofs, swimming pool, or any other item the association is responsible for. This video provides basic information on how you should go about determining what goes into reserve planning and funding.
- This video explains what condominium and homeowner association reserves are and how the association determines the proper amounts to set aside
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