Security Measures in HOAs

By: Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. Associations are oftentimes confused with the police.  After all, it is not atypical for community managers or board members to receive calls from owners complaining about crime in their communities and demanding the associations do something about it.  Whether it’s alleged drug use, car theft, or domestic violence, associations seemGo to Resource

A Gentle Shove Towards Transparency

By: Melissa M. Garcia, Esq. What Does Transparent Mean? What is the definition of transparent? In its simplest form: see-through or clear.  In terms of a business or corporation: one that allows easy access to information and records. In terms of a government (although some may cry “Impossible!”): free from corruption, no hidden agenda, andGo to Resource

Communication with Owners: Best Practices

By: Melissa M. Garcia, Esq.  Why is communication important? Lack of communication or ineffective communication can damage any relationship.  If I fail to communicate at all then I lose credibility, create suspicion or mistrust, and potentially cause or perpetuate conflict. On the other hand if I communicate ineffectively, then it makes no difference what IGo to Resource