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Legal News and Notes for Community Association Boards and Managers May 2018

Getting from Underfunding, Decay and Community Free-Fall to Funding, Repair and Care Free Condo Living

Building age, decay grows; reserves don't. When the problem gets worse, the result can be large special assessments, property value decline, member discontent and political paralysis. Here are some ideas on addressing all these.
Alone, or with the community, the Board should adopt goals: examples include improved property values, keeping buildings safe and water tight and minimizing insurance claims.
Then the focus should turn to tactics: what information and assistance is needed to decide on the best way to achieve the goals and who can assist in providing that information and assistance. It is unreasonable to expect volunteer directors to be able to decide on or implement tactics without professional help when the project costs or member discontent and suspicion are high or when the tasks are particularly complex. Management can help but its basic scope of work is for routine and not extraordinary services required to manage and finance with members' approval of a large rehabilitation project.

Recognizing Attorney Steve Weil

Steven S. Weil, Esq.
Do you know Steve Weil?
You probably do but... Steve continues to serve on the Board of Governors of the prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers having been elected by its nationwide membership of about 150 to serve as its President for 2017. Having started his association practice around the time Davis-Stirling came into being a great deal of his practice now focuses on helping boards earn membership trust and consensus on important projects ranging from SB 800 issues to large special assessments and amendments.
When not working Steve loves to travel (Quebec and Mexico and next year St. Petersburg and always Denver) with his wife Laurel (a retired municipal law attorney) his main regret being that his dog Sophie doesn't fly.
CACM Executive Leadership Summit
Thursday, June 7
Four Seasons, Westlake Village
CAI Educational Expo
Thursday, June 7
Pechanga Resort, Temecula
The Reconstruction Process: Community Associations Power Board
Thursday, June 14
Irvine Lanes, Irvine
CAI Annual Golf Classic
Friday, June 15
Hiddenbrooke Golf Club, Vallejo
ECHO Annual Seminar
Friday, June 16
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara
CAI San Diego Trade Show
Friday, June 29
Double Tree, San Diego
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