I read your article about Board meetings.
– Does the Board have a requirement to inform members about place and date of meetings?
– Does a member have a right to be informed in advance of a meeting at which their unit is being discussed?
– Is it appropriate for Board decisions, particularly regarding damage to community property by a member (due to a leak, for example) to be communicated to that member by the management company? Or should it be communicated to that member by the Board directly?
– Does a member have a right to contest charges assessed for damage? Does the member have a right to obtain alternate quotes for the repairs?
Yes, the board is required to inform members about the date and place of the meetings. According to California Civil Code § 4920, the board must provide notice to members at least four (4) days prior, unless the governing documents specify a longer period of notice. The notice must include the time and place of the meeting.
Additionally, the same section requires that the notice include the meeting agenda. Thus, if a certain unit will be discussed during the meeting, the unit owner should know from the notice.
Board decisions concerning a member can either be communicated by the board or by the management company. Many boards delegate homeowner communication to their management.
As for your final question, the Davis-Stirling Act stipulates that an owner is entitled to a hearing before the board levies a reimbursement assessment on the owner. You may try to coordinate with your board on seeking a different vendor for repairs. However, it is not normally a right that homeowners have.
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