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Welcome Friends and Guests

A Message from the President




While we are not there yet, we are well on our way. The number of homeowners willing to serve their community in a "Board Member" capacity is declining at an alarming rate. Who will govern when Boards of Directors cease to exist? Is it time to compensate the Board of Directors!

In recent messages I have expressed the necessity for homeowners to become more involved in the business and activities of their Homeowners Association; this absence of participation still continues in many associations to this day. And the absence of homeowners' participation in association matters affects efforts toward better government and the value and enjoyment of your property.

While homeowner's involvement is fundamental to the success of the association, the absence of the homeowners' participation pales in comparison to the function of the Board of Directors and the number of homeowners that are willing to serve as a Board Member.

Over the past few years I have observed the decline in the number of homeowners willing to give of their time to serve on their association's Board of Directors. When the request for "Names to be placed into Nomination" is made, it is not uncommon for the ballot to be short the requisite number of nominees to constitute a quorum of the Board.

The reason for this reluctance to serve on the Board is not difficult to understand. The reasoning is simple, homeowners are not willing to give of their time, take the abuse from homeowners for enforcing association Rules and Regulations, and to do so for no benefit to themselves. Is it time to compensate the Board of Directors? Perhaps not! But, on second thought, perhaps yes.

Many years ago when elections were held it was common for there to be an abundance of nominees vying for a seat on the Association's Board; time in those days was not so valued. In today's world time is precious, and limited. Homeowners are not as willing to give it away generously.

Could it be possible that the pool from whence the Board is selected will be broadened when the homeowners know that they will, even in some small measure, be compensated for their time and the effort they put forth for the benefit of their association, the homeowners and the value of the property?

The Governing Documents of many associations prohibit compensating Board Members. Therefore, the Homeowners would amend the CC&Rs or the Civil Code could be amended by the State Legislature. Either way, it is suggested that the final decision to compensate the Board would be up to the Homeowners by secret ballot.

Over the past few years, I have observed a sizable increase in the number of disputes, apathies and disinterests occurring among the residents living in Community Associations. There also appears to be a rising volume of conflict between Members of the Board of Directors and individual homeowners, as well as disagreements among the members of the Board of Directors. It is also not uncommon to find a single Board Member asserting unsolicited and unwanted control over the other Board Members and Homeowners.

The information provided at this website by the "California Association of Homeowners Associations, Inc." is intended to assist homeowners" in the management and administration of your Homeowners Association. The information and documentation is gathered from the most reliable resources including Government Codes, Documents, reliable Attorneys and other professionals.

Consultation by phone is free but limited in time to 10 minutes per call.

Centered on a comprehensive review of issues of importance to the owners and administrators of community properties, this information has been collected and displayed for your convenience. Therefore, the problems, concerns, questions and difficulties affecting community associations, in large measure, dictate the information we have provided here.

The California Association of Homeowners Associations, Inc. has been formed for the benefit of all Community Associations. We welcome your calls and Emails! We are eager to assist you. We will respond to questions that are presented to us. We are not Attorneys and cannot give legal advice. Still we can, in most cases, assist the caller. Membership inthe Association is requested but not required.

Our philosophy has always been to serve, with distinction, Community Associations and in so doing, contribute to the general welfare of the industry; it's a good philosophy.

Remember - You Will Never Go Wrong If You Build Your Business on "Quality, Integrity And Service."

Richard S. Monson MBA


YEAR 2019

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Thank You,

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