Santa Rosa, CA has an estimated population of 176,753 residents. It also serves as the county seat of Sonoma County. Located in Wine Country, Santa Rosa is close to both Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley, making it a popular destination for wine lovers.
The city is also home to several local attractions such as the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens, the Sonoma County Museum, Safari West, and Spring Lake Regional Park. Santa Rosa also hosts the annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade and Festival. Colleges and universities located in the city include the University of San Francisco-Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa Junior College, and Empire College.
As a board member of your homeowners association, you are bound by certain fiduciary duties. Upholding these duties, though, can sometimes be challenging. Even the smallest of mistakes or acts of negligence can be interpreted by homeowners as a breach of your fiduciary duty. When that happens, some homeowners might file a lawsuit against the association and name members of the board specifically.
Litigation can get messy, and homeowners have sued their HOAs for much less in the past. While state laws offer the board some protection against personal liability, winning is not guaranteed. Even if you know you did nothing wrong, you still need a Santa Rosa, CA HOA attorney to represent the association and defend your case.