Starting January of 2018, members of Home Owner Associations in California will have some expanded rights.
Senate Bill 407 will make changes to the existing law, Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act, which defines and regulates common interest developments that are managed by homeowners’ associations. The act requires an association to adopt rules that ensure access to the common area meeting space, if any exists, during a campaign, at no cost, to all candidates and to all members advocating a point of view.
The act also requires the adoption of rules that ensure that if any candidate or member advocating a point of view is provided access to association media, newsletters, or Internet Web sites during a campaign, for purposes that are related to that election, equal access is provided to all candidates and members advocating a point of view.
Click here for a complete text of the change in law which kicks in January 1, 2018