Calif. cities exempt HOAs from short-term rental bans | Ind. HOAs use yard sign rules to prevent election tension | Chicago condo board mulls $500 mask fine
October 27, 2020
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The ongoing pandemic has left New York City condo and co-op boards grappling with how to align their rules and regulations with public health guidance and state executive orders. For example, a building's governing documents outlines residents' rights to use amenities, but if residents violate the mask policy, boards may want to fine them and restrict their use of amenities.
Full Story: Habitat magazine online (10/20) 
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California cities are looking at ways to effectively regulate short-term rentals amid ongoing noise and other complaints from residents about renters. Palm Desert has placed a moratorium on short-term rental permits in areas zoned for planned residential and Rancho Mirage is working on banning short-term rentals too, but both cities exempt homeowner associations.
Full Story: The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, Calif.) (tiered subscription model) (10/22) 
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Indiana HOAs do not have the authority to forbid political signage, but they can regulate the size, location and number of signs. Many HOAs are permitting each resident to have only one yard sign, in an attempt to prevent tension and animosity between neighbors during this election season.
Full Story: WANE-TV (Fort Wayne, Ind.) (10/22) 
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A Chicago condo association is contemplating a rule to require face masks for residents and guests in common areas, including the fitness center, storage and laundry rooms, the lobby and elevators. Violators of the rule would face a fine as much as $500.
Full Story: WGN-TV (Chicago) (10/20) 
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Leadership Strategies and Organizational Management
Your video setup, how you present yourself and how you connect emotionally are three distinct but equally important parts to how you act like a leader during online interactions, according to a leadership expert. "If you want to be the energizing online leader, be intentional about taking the time to connect on a personal level at the beginning and end of meetings," he says.
Full Story: Eblin Group (10/20) 
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Ethics and Professional Conduct
Eighty percent of workers would think about leaving their current role for an employer that places more importance on mental health, according to a TELUS International survey. Among the mental health offerings employees would like are flexible work schedules, therapy included within health benefits, one-to-one check-ins and virtual workshops such as meditation and yoga.
Full Story: Human Resource Executive (10/16) 
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