Why You Must Vote for HOA Directors
Many homeowner associations find it difficult to obtain a quorum which is required to permit ballots to be counted for the election of directors. Sometimes, meetings must be adjourned more than once, at additional cost to the members, in order to achieve a quorum. We encourage all owners to vote immediately upon receipt of a ballot from the inspector of elections for several reasons. Your vote is important.
Board members have many powers. Boards:
- Decide how assessment income will be spent. The money can be spent wisely, or it can be wasted.
- Determine who will be hired to perform:
- Building maintenance
- Landscape maintenance
- Property management services
- Legal Services
- Tax returns, reviews and audits
- Establish the agendas for each meeting,
- Are responsible for the accuracy of meeting minutes,
- Schedule elections and make certain they are conducted fairly and in accordance with California law,
- Establish necessary Operating Rules,
- Select and work with the association's assessment collection company to minimize delinquent assessments,
- Approve or reject architectural improvement applications,
- Are responsible for CC&R and Rules enforcement,
- Are responsible for HOA legal compliance,
- Are responsible for holding and conducting meetings in accordance with California law, and
- Are responsible for budgeting and obtaining Reserve Studies so that adequate reserves are developed and special assessments avoided.