Calif. HOAs face issue of absentee international homeowners | Texas city requires HOA creation to regulate exteriors | HOA members vote yes on controversial country club assessment
October 8, 2019
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Common Interest Ownership Act clears N.J. Senate
The bill, drafted by the state Law Revision Commission and supported by the New Jersey Chapter of CAI, consolidates the several different laws applicable to all types of common interest communities and will make the day-to-day operations of these communities more efficient for the benefit of their residents.
Asbury Park Press (Neptune-Asbury Park, N.J.) (tiered subscription model) (9/19) 
Calif. HOAs face issue of absentee international homeowners
HOAs in California's San Gabriel Valley are made up of a high number of Chinese international homeowners. As a result, HOAs are experiencing many absentee landlords and homeowners, abandoned and unkempt homes and problems with maintaining a quorum.
Pasadena Star-News (Calif.) (10/7) 
Texas city requires HOA creation to regulate exteriors
League City, Texas, recently approved requiring the establishment of HOAs in communities that have a common property such as a park or drainage ditch. The move comes as the city aims to circumvent a Texas bill that restricts municipalities from controlling what materials residential buildings' exteriors can be made of.
Community Impact Newspaper (Pflugerville, Texas) (10/1) 
HOA members vote yes on controversial country club assessment
An HOA in Stockton, Calif., has voted to charge members a $50 monthly assessment fee to support the development's country club. The assessment was divisive because supporters see it as a property value issue, while opponents believe it doesn't benefit non-golfers.
The Record (Stockton, Calif.) (tiered subscription model) (10/2) 
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Leadership Strategies and Organizational Management
Prep time is how leaders rise to the top
Leaders should intentionally take time to look at short-, medium- and long-term goals while being careful not to overbook their time, according to a leadership expert. "They'd rather say no and create a short-term, small disappointment than say yes and create a bigger disappointment down the road by not being able to follow through in a meaningful way," he says.
Eblin Group (10/2) 
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Ethics and Professional Conduct
Tips for when and how to find new employees
Generational differences and a tight job market offer new challenges for recruitment, according to a marketing executive. However, there are things that can be done to improve the odds such as increasing wages, using social media for outreach and public relations, and reconsidering minimum-experience requirements, he suggests.
Business 2 Community (9/30) 
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