Proposed prefab housing ordinance would not affect HOAs | Sinking Millennium Tower dodges being marked unsafe | HOA prepared dam for Hurricane Florence
September 18, 2018
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Calif. makes sexual harassment within HOAs against the law
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development bans sexual harassment within housing accommodations, including HOAs, and now California has authorized regulations requiring HOAs to protect residents from sexual harassment from other residents, suppliers and management. The new state Fair Housing regulations will become effective by April 1.
The San Diego Union-Tribune (tiered subscription model) (9/15) 
Proposed prefab housing ordinance would not affect HOAs
Clark County, Wash., will contemplate an ordinance today that would eliminate many regulations regarding prefabricated homes and permit them to be assembled on individual lots. However, HOAs would retain the power to ban these type of housing structures.
The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.) (9/16) 
Sinking Millennium Tower dodges being marked unsafe
The leaning Millennium Tower HOA in San Francisco has secured a cracked window on the 36th floor, thereby avoiding having the building being labeled unsafe by city inspectors. The HOA also paid $150,000 to install city-mandated scaffolding around the sinking building to protect against falling glass.
KGO-TV (San Francisco) (9/14) 
HOA prepared dam for Hurricane Florence
The Timber Lake HOA in Virginia took steps last week to prepare its private lake's dam for heavy rains connected to Hurricane Florence. It lowered the lake level about 12 inches and put matting, gravel and soil around the dam's main spillway to help prevent soil erosion.
The News & Advance (Lynchburg, Va.) (9/11) 
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Leadership Strategies and Organizational Management
How to help your team grow professionally
Great leaders develop their team members by teaching them how to manage emotions, learn from failure and move past fear, writes Lolly Daskal. "They lead by example, knowing that a demonstration of character is the best way to lead others to develop their own high standards and work ethic," she writes.
Lolly Daskal (9/11) 
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Doing Good in the Community
HOA buys golf course to create green space
Members of the Sea Palms West HOA in Georgia recently voted to acquire the Sea Palms Resort's nine-hole West 9 Golf Course, which was almost deserted, and turn it into a green space.
The Brunswick News (Ga.) (9/11) 
Ethics and Professional Conduct
Showing vulnerability builds trust with teams
Colleagues shouldn't hesitate to turn to their teammates if they need more time on a project due to personal reasons, writes Sara Saddington. People who show their vulnerable side "inspire loyalty, foster engagement, and truly activate those around them," she writes.
Thin Difference (9/13) 
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CAMICB sends prayers to people affected by Hurricane Florence
The thoughts and prayers of the officers, Commissioners and staff of Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) go out to everyone impacted by Hurricane Florence. We offer our sincere condolences to those suffering now and in the aftermath of this devastating event. We are grateful to the many first responders -- men and women in rescue and law enforcement, military, government and community management -- for their courage, as well as relentless effort to save life and property, and help restore these communities now and throughout a lengthy period of recovery.
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