Look how open other financial items are, like teacher salaries LAUSD Salaries
Public employee salaries transparent california.com
Bankruptcy Records https://www.pacer.gov/pcl.html http://www.bankrupt report.com/
Sheriffs Dept Transparency & Openness
How about emailing a pdf of the requested records?
The members NEED the records, look at the legislative intent of the law. Here’s an HOA that has open records Agendas Documents Forms Minutes Newsletters Rules Architectural Request Notifications Adrian Adams Esq of Davis Stirling.com in the 12.9.2009 Newsletter, states:
Documents … should be posted on your website so owners can download them as-needed.
and the latter responsibility should impel the holder of the office [City Attorney] to make the government’s business as public as possible. We call upon the candidates for city attorney to pledge their commitment to returning public oversight to the city’s agencies most in need of such scrutiny. LA Times members with expertise might save on Insurance Bills or other bills, if they know what is going on. If part of a document truly needs privacy, how about redaction. Check this out “Gotovina Defence Final Trial Brief”. International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2010. How to make a pdf non changeable – alterable
California Public Records Act
Definition of “public record” contained in California Public Records Act (CPRA) is intended to cover every conceivable kind of record that is involved in the governmental process California State University v. Superior Court (App. 5 Dist. 2001) 108 Cal.Rptr.2d 870, 90 Cal.App.4th 810the first amendment.org/
Government Code 9070 Open Legislature Disclosure Act leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/
Freedom of Information Act rcfp.org/guide us doj.gov/rcfp.org/ In determining if a record is an agency record, courts have looked at whether the agency also created, controlled, used, relied upon or filed the documents in its possession. For example, appointment calendars and phone message slips of agency officials that serve some official agency purpose are considered agency records ….6 Bureau of National Affairs v. Department of Justice, 742 F.2d 1484 (D.C. Cir. 1984)
Links & Resources
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
- HOA Organizers - Videos from ABC's of HOA's (to be posted shortly)
- Check our our collection of video's
- Kline Insurance Agency Video's
Articles & Websites
- Robert DeNichilo, Esq on Now I'm on the Board - What did I get myself into?
- ECHO - Beginners Guide to HOA Board of Directors Duties & Responsibilities