▶ Notable LATimes columnist on matters related to common interest developments (aka HOAs) Donie Vanitzian, 67, died Dec. 28 at her house in Del Rey, the victim of an alleged homicide. ▶STORY

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Read Mike Foxworth's Newsletter on Nuzzel. Fri, Jan 12, 2018Thr, Jan 11, 2018Wed, Jan 10, 2018Tue, Jan 09, 2018Mon, Jan 8, 2018 When you track, follow and archive news and information about ALTACITIES, the moniker that is uncommonly applied to common interest developments (CIDs), property owner associations (POAs), and homeowner associations (HOAs), you will mostly find resources from within the HOA industry, the professional groups of HOA managers, the management companies, and the attorney sites that serve the industry.

Lesser-known, are sources like the one archived in this post.

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#SocialCurrentSee ▶ 'Conflict'

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Unfortunately, the prompting of this post comes from a tragic story and an equally tragic loss. DONIE VANITZIAN, an accomplished mediator-arbitrator for homeowner association matters is reported murdered in Los Angeles, according to the accounts below. Flipped here as well at the end of this post, is a SLIDESHOWarchiving the last LATimes article that Vanitzian published.  Ironically, the topic is about "conflicts" of interest held by HOA attorneys w…

RIVCO unincorporated areas have $52m funding gap

RIVCO unincorporated areas have a $52m annual funding gap  Riverside County (RIVCO) 1st District Supervisor Kevin Jeffries displays much candor and public transparency when he shares with citizens the following data in his December newsletter:Revenues Generated in Unincorporated Areas of the County: ▶ County Share of Unincorporated Property Taxes: $53.3 million ▶ County Share of Unincorporated Supplemental Taxes: $0.8 million ▶ Unincorporated Share of Motor Vehicle In-Lieu Fees: $26.7 million ▶ Sales Tax Collected in Unincorporated Areas: $27.9 million ▶ Unincorporated Franchise Fees $6.9 million
TOTAL REVENUES: $115.6 million Expenses for Basic Public Safety Services in Unincorporated Areas of the County: ▶ Sheriff Patrol: $92.7 million ▶ Fire Protection: $56.5 million ▶ Code Enforcement: $6.4 million ▶ Animal Services: $11.8 million
TOTAL EXPENSES: $167.4 million "This $52 million annual gap further illustrates that simply adding 'rooftops' to our communities is not goin…

Temescal Valley, Corona linked in ▶

Corona City labor dispute

A major recall effort in the City of Corona linked to our location in the Temescal Valley 92883 roils the body politic at this time.  A variety of disputes raise the specter of this effort to unseat the Corona mayor and two other council members.
Sometimes you wonder why some stories of grave national importance get so little coverage in the local, regional, or national press. The USA Pension Crisis is one of those stories. The topic prompts with #SocialCurrentSee due to the fact that a Corona City labor dispute is bringing forward evidence that the Corona version of the pension mess is a contributing source of local angst. Add your comments below.
Rule #1 for driving Temescal Valley (TV): If you are traveling this way and would normally take the freeways through the Temescal Valley and Corona, stay on the freeway the entire distance. Don't exit to side streets even if some traffic app alerts that such an alternative route may be beneficial. Usually, it is…

HOA ▶ Bill of Rights

HOA ▶ Bill of Rights
One of the most prolific and industry-trusted sources for governance information about common interest developments or homeowner associations (HOAs) is the Honorable Lawrence Stirling who (you guessed right) was the half-sponsor of the California Davis-Stirling Act (DSA).

Because of that credibility on matters HOA, I have asked at his site for his opinion on the following new law, a recently enacted preamble for the DSA.
CA Chapter 236 (SB 407) (2017) : Your HOA 'Bill of Rights' (now law)
At the closing of the 2017 California Legislature session the second week of September, one of the oblique (meaning little-observed) and almost anonymous laws that was passed and signed by Governor Brown had the title that is noted above and is now archived in the following post.  One week later, almost nothing about this story appears in the public press.  A Google searc…

Altacities® ▶ Disastrophe

None will deny that not a day or week seems to go by without some major news story about a natural disaster somewhere in the world.

These news and social media accounts are more than a passing interest to most, particularly to USA residents due to recent disasters in North America from coast-to-coast. Whatever the calamity, humanity is disrupted and displaced.  These topics, while not very uplifting to contemplate, have actually resulted in new definitions for these times, like:

DISASTROPHE is a recently coined term to blend "disaster" with "catastrophe" in the lexicon of disaster recovery.  What follows are a series of posts on the topic during the timeframe of two serious wildfires in California.  So serious are these fires that they have well-distracted Californians from the usual calamity on their minds, earthquakes.
DISASTER RECOVERY for common interest developments (aka homeowner associations or HOAs), indeed recovery after disaster for any homeowner or commu…