HOA Quarterly


March 2022 | Issue No. 3

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Providing City-Specific Updates and Resources to Laguna Niguel Homeowner's Associations

HOA Outreach Meeting on Thursday, March 31

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The City of Laguna Niguel invites current Laguna Niguel HOA Board Members and Property Managers to attend an informative lunch meeting presented by City staff. This is an opportunity to meet staff, learn about City processes, and ask questions.

We will have guest speakers from Orange County Fire Authority, CR&R, and Community Associations Institute (CAI). This event will be held at City Hall from 11:30am-1:30pm. Registration closes on Friday, March 25. To register, please click below.

Click Here to Register 

The HOA Show Podcast

This podcast covers a variety of relevant topics geared towards HOAs. Some episode topics include:

  • EV Charging Stations & Solar Panels in Community Associations
  • Discussion of California Wildfire Insurance Issues with Assembly Member Marc Levine
  • Amending and Restating Governing Documents
Click Here for the HOA Show Podcast

Orange County Public Libraries Mobile Library

OC Public Libraries is providing library services on-the-go through their OCPL Mobile Library program. Some of the services include:

  • Get a Library Card
  • Use Free Internet
  • Check out Books
  • Access Information & Resources

Please contact Nancy Pe'a at Nancy.Pea@occr.ocgov.com to coordinate a OC Mobile Library visit to your community.

Visit OCPL Mobile Library
Click Here to Find Their Next Stop
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HOA Outreach Meeting on Thursday, March 31

The HOA Show Podcast

OCPL Mobile Library

Assembly Bill 38 Defensible Space Inspections

Assembly Bill 1755 Homeowners’ Insurance

A Message from Community Associations Institute (CAI)

Assembly Bill 38 Defensible Space Inspections

As of July 1, 2021, Assembly Bill 38 (AB 38) requires a seller of real property located in a High or Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone to provide specified documentation to the buyer that the real property is in compliance with the wildfire protection measures for the State’s Defensible Space requirements. If documentation demonstrating compliance cannot be obtained by the close of escrow, the seller and buyer can enter into an agreement showing that the buyer will obtain documentation of compliance within one year of the close of escrow.

To determine if your property is located in a High or Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone, please visit Orange County Fire Authority's website at www.ocfa.org/rsg to look up your address, or click the link below.

Learn More About AB 38
Visit OCFA To Determine If Your Property is Affected
Click Here to Learn about the Immediate Zone

Assembly Bill 1755 Homeowners' Insurance

Assembly Bill 1755 (AB 1755) will be considered by the State Assembly this Spring. AB 1755 would require an admitted insurer licensed to issue homeowners’ insurance policies to issue a policy to a homeowner who has hardened their home against fire, regardless of the home’s location, on and after January 1, 2025, and would require an insurer to make conforming changes to its internet website and print materials on or before July 1, 2025.

The bill would create the Wildfire Protection Grant Program, under which the Department of Insurance will be required to award grants of up to $10,000 each to assist homeowners pay for costs associated with wildfire mitigation improvements. The bill would require the Department to promulgate regulations to administer the Wildfire Protection Grant Program.

Learn More About AB 1755

A Message From Community Associations Institute (CAI)

Homeowners are CAI National’s largest member group, comprising a large percentage of our 33,000-plus members. For the most part, these are the homeowners who have chosen to be leaders in their communities—serving on association boards and committees or volunteering for special projects. Some simply rely on CAI to stay informed about how their communities should be governed and managed. 

CAI strives to serve homeowners who have or probably will step up to the plate to serve their communities and fellow residents. The benefits we provide to them—from Common Ground magazine and our specialized newsletters to web content and educational opportunities—are developed for these leaders. 

While we do provide information for all HOA residents—including the National online course, An Introduction to Community Association Living and at the Orange County Chapter educational courses including Community Leadership Training Program, Board Leadership Certification Program and quarterly peer to peer mixers—our focus is on community associations and those who lead them, especially the more than two million residents who serve on association boards and committees. By supporting community leaders, we are making communities preferred places to live for all residents. Our primary mission is to help homeowner leaders and professional community managers protect property values, preserve the character of their communities, and meet the established expectations of all residents. 

Our education inspires effective governance and management. Our best practices help leaders build and sustain more harmonious communities. Our advocacy promotes practical legislative and regulatory policies. Our ethics guidelines inspire fairness, transparency, and integrity. That’s how we serve all community association residents, even as we strive to preserve and enhance the concept, perception and value of common-interest communities. 

The CAI Orange County Chapter will have representatives at the next HOA Outreach Meeting on March 31st. We look forward to answering any questions that the residents of City of Laguna Niguel may have.

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To receive HOA information and updates, please email HOA@CityOfLagunaNiguel.org with your contact information, HOA name, and position.
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