This was an article published in the business section of the November 12, 2016 edition of the San Diego Union Tribune.
Risk vs. reward: how to make community service fair
The Westwood Association Architecture Review Committee (ARC) has purview over the architecture and landscaping within the associations in Westwood. Any changes to the architecture or landscaping to a home within one of the associations in Westwood must obtain the approval of the ARC. The fee as of 5/23/16 is $0 (free). However, several homeowners reported having to pay $70 for what they thought was an approval – we are currently trying to clarify.
The chairman of ARC is Reed Reichert and can be reached at the Westwood Club, (858) 485-63oo, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The November 14, 2015, issue of the Union-Tribune raised a question about how to remove a HOA board president from office. For the Westwood Valley number 5 HOA (the Promenade), board members select the president and requires a majority of the board members to elect or remove. See the article in the business section titled “Manager Certification Should Be Given..” here.
Home Owner’s Association Meetings — who can stay?
By Kelly G. Richardson/Special to the U-T (see article here)
June 14, 2014
This article discusses who can attend committee meetings. Briefly, if a committee meeting includes a quorum of the board members, the Open Meetings Act is in effect and homeowners must be allowed to attend, except for closed session topics.
The Union-Tribune publishes a frequent column with information useful for home owner’s associations. This column discusses useful goals the Association should set annually. These goals include sufficient reserve funds, updating CC&Rs and by-laws, an independent contractor assessment of maintenance and repair needs, and a website, among others. You can download full article in Microsoft Word 2010 here, or read the original article at this link.