2023 Summary of Arizona Legislation Regarding Community Associations The Arizona Legislature began the session on January 9, 2023. Please contact Beth Mulcahy, Esq. (email@example.com) any time with questions regarding the bills. SB1049: HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATIONS; BETSY ROSS FLAG This bill would make it so an Association cannot ban any historic version of the American flag, including the Betsy Ross flag, without [...]
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2022 Summary of Arizona Legislation Regarding Community Associations The Arizona Legislature adjourned on June 24, 2022. All bills signed by Governor Ducey went into effect as of September 25, 2022. This year’s session was one of the longest in Arizona history, lasting 167 days. It was also one of the most active we can remember with 25 bills pertaining to [...]
2021 Summary of Arizona Legislation Regarding Community Associations The Arizona Legislature adjourned on June 30, 2021. The effective (or start) date for all bills signed by Governor Ducey is September 29, unless otherwise specified. Please contact Beth Mulcahy, Esq. (firstname.lastname@example.org) any time with questions regarding the status of bills or the legislative process. HB2170 WRITS OF GARNISHMENT; ATTORNEYS FEES This [...]
The Arizona Legislature adjourned on June 30, 2021. The effective (or start) date for all bills signed by Governor Ducey is September 29, 2021, unless otherwise specified. Please contact Beth Mulcahy, Esq. (email@example.com) anytime with questions regarding the status of bills or the legislative process. HB2170- Writs of Garnishment; Attorneys Fees This bill would allow garnishments to request accrued attorney [...]
How to Build Community Spirit During Challenging Times We have witnessed heartwarming community spirit across our nation since the beginning of the pandemic. Community spirit has brought hope throughout this strange and uncertain time. At the onset of the pandemic, community members and neighbors joined together on lawns, at windows, on balconies, and on street corners to give frontline and [...]
2020 SUMMARY OF ARIZONA LEGISLATION REGARDING COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS 2020 was an unusual year for the Arizona Legislature due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arizona Legislature opened the Fifty-fourth Second Regular Session on January 13, 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arizona Legislature adjourned early on March 23, 2020 after passing a “skinny budget” for the next fiscal year. [...]
Board Meetings During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond Like it or not, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how Arizona-planned communities and condominiums conduct business. Many associations now prefer conducting their board and annual meetings virtually because more owners can attend virtually, the meetings are shorter and the meetings are less confrontational. Arizona planned communities and condominiums are still obligated to [...]
Using the DISC Personality to Help Your Association Get Along and Get Things Done! DISC® is the leading personal assessment tool used by over 1 million people every year to improve work productivity, teamwork, and communication. The DISC profile is a non-judgmental tool used for the discussion of people's behavioral differences. If you participate in a DISC program, you'll be [...]
Numerous books and lectures have covered the topic of how to successfully negotiate. In a community association setting, the process of negotiating can take several forms – negotiating the terms of a contract with a vendor, negotiating a settlement with a homeowner, negotiating community strategy amongst the board, etc. If you listen to the experts, you’ll notice several common themes, [...]
Unfortunately, the majority of media coverage involving community associations is negative. With that in mind, your community needs to be prepared if the media contacts the board and/or is covering a story involving the community. The two most common scenarios where a community association will receive media coverage are (1) a conflict with a homeowner (in which case, the homeowner [...]