A Landscape Survey Can Save Water & Money – Article by WaterWise Consulting Inc

Unless a HOA property started out with a landscape design of plants native to the area, there is the potential to save money on HOA water bills and have healthier plants by watering the landscape more efficiently. Most gardeners or landscapers don’t do it, because they don’t know what to do, and may not realize … Continue reading

Neighborhood Watch – How to Start One! – Article from NeighborhoodLink.com

Starting a Neighborhood Watch program in your neighborhood is not hard, but it will take a little time and some proper planning. Step One: Getting started Visit the USAOnWatch.org website which is the national face of the Neighborhood Watch program. There you will find great information to help you get started. Determine the area you … Continue reading

Association Records: What’s Available to the Members – Article by Association Times

The Association Bylaws and CC&R’s usually provide wording on member access to Association records. The books, records, and papers of the Association shall at all times, during reasonable business hours, be subject to inspection by any Member. The Declaration, the Articles, and the Bylaws of the Association shall be available for inspection by any Member … Continue reading

CACM Legislative Activities – May 2011

Please keep your eye’s on the following proposed bills as they may effect how your association does business. AB 771(Butler) Common interest developments: requests for documents: fees. Introduced: 02/17/2011 Last Amend: 05/10/2011 Status: 05/11/2011-Action From SECOND READING: Read second time.To THIRD READING. Location: 05/11/2011-A THIRD READING Calendar: 05/12/11 6 ASM ASSEMBLY SECOND READING FILE Summary: … Continue reading

Community Management 101 – Boot Camp For New Managers By Julie Adamen

In our industry few new managers receive adequate training. If a new manager is lucky, they will spend some time ‘learning the ropes’ by assisting experienced managers. If the new manager isn’t so lucky, they are thrown in to the abyss all by their lonesome. Either way, it’s sink or swim. In June I wrote … Continue reading

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