After years of back-and-forth, marijuana was legalized for recreational use in California on Jan. 1, 2018. The Medicinal and Adult-Use Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) has presented Californians with new freedoms and restrictions on how they consume cannabis.
Upholding community standards in your homeowner’s association (HOA) is sometimes a thankless job. Your choice to take on the responsibility of an HOA board member position helps the community function at large, but clashing values and difficult personalities can take hold of the association and make it difficult to administrate the affairs of the property.
Water departments in the Bay Area have recently changed the chemicals added to district water supplies. As a result, many Californians are experiencing pinhole leaks in their copper pipes.
One of the main responsibilities of a solid HOA is to maintain the property values of the homes in the association. Collecting delinquent dues is one of the least pleasant jobs for HOA board members, but it is a necessary task in order to have funds available for maintaining the property. HOA dues are used to pay for operational expenses such as property upkeep and utilities in addition to building a reserve fund. When HOA members fail to pay their monthly dues, the association is at risk for financial hardship.
Serving on a homeowner’s association (HOA) board is a chance to participate in managing the affairs of the community, but it also can be a thankless job that leaves you open to unsatisfied residents’ unsolicited feedback.
Homelessness is an issue that is being dealt with all over San Diego County. Law enforcement and city governments are dealing with an increase in homeless population. The recent Hepatitis A breakout which killed 16 made it clear matters were escalating.
California Homeowner’s Association boards typically want the neighborhood to look tidy, but some might decide that vehicles are too unsightly. They may try to restrict parking outside of garages in order to keep up appearances or keep traffic obstacles at bay.