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CIVIL CODE
SECTION 4800-4820

Association Existence and Powers

4800.  A common interest development shall be managed by an
association that may be incorporated or unincorporated. The
association may be referred to as an owners' association or a
community association.



4805.  (a) Unless the governing documents provide otherwise, and
regardless of whether the association is incorporated or
unincorporated, the association may exercise the powers granted to a
nonprofit mutual benefit corporation, as enumerated in Section 7140
of the Corporations Code, except that an unincorporated association
may not adopt or use a corporate seal or issue membership
certificates in accordance with Section 7313 of the Corporations
Code.
   (b) The association, whether incorporated or unincorporated, may
exercise the powers granted to an association in this act.



4820.  Whenever two or more associations have consolidated any of
their functions under a joint neighborhood association or similar
organization, members of each participating association shall be (a)
entitled to attend all meetings of the joint association other than
executive sessions, (b) given reasonable opportunity for
participation in those meetings, and (c) entitled to the same access
to the joint association's records as they are to the participating
association's records.


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