Monthly Archives: February 2016

2016 Legislative Summary: February 29, 2016

Dear Cyber Followers: Starting tomorrow it is “March Madness” at the Arizona Legislature!!! The next two weeks will be “bill passing” time.  Representatives and Senators will spend their time over the next two weeks voting on bills.  As of last … Continue reading

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Only ONE Hour?…9 Steps to an Efficient, Effective Board Meeting

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Board meetings are typically not well attended. Everyone is busy, so the association board meeting is often low on the “to-do-list” because it takes too much time. Don’t let the long drawn-out board meeting filled with … Continue reading

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2016 Arizona Legislative Update: February 22, 2016

Dear Cyber Followers: It was an exciting week last week at the Arizona Legislature! The Arizona Legislature has been in session for 40 days and 1,200 bill have been introduced.  However, there have been no community association bills passed by … Continue reading

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I just received notification in the mail that a “group home” is moving into our HOA neighborhood. Is there anything the association can do to prevent this?

by Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Short answer: Probably not… Long answer: Here’s why… The Civil Rights Act of 1968 along with additional revisions and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 collectively are known as the Fair Housing Act. The Federal Fair … Continue reading

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“It’s Hot Outside AND Inside the Arizona Legislature!”

Dear Cyber-Followers: As you may know, the Arizona Legislature has been in session for about a month.   Things are starting to get hot outside in Arizona (yikes 88 degrees today) and inside the Arizona Legislature! Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C. is … Continue reading

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Can the Board President Vote?

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. I suggest that association board members check their documents (i.e. CC&Rs, bylaws or articles of incorporation) to determine if there is a restriction on the association’s president regarding voting at board meetings. Most documents are silent … Continue reading

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Pending Legislation Summary Update 2.9.16: 5 New Community Association Bills introduced!

Hi Cyber Followers, We have just posted a few updates to our Pending Legislation Summary… Last week there were 5 new community association bills introduced.  Many of these bills are controversial (manager licensing) so I encourage you to check them … Continue reading

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2016 Arizona Legislative Update: February 8, 2016

Dear Cyber-Followers: As you may know, the Arizona Legislature has been in session for just under a month.  Over 1,100 bills have been introduced to date.  No bills have been passed, vetoed or signed. Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C. is already … Continue reading

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Help! I am a Board Member that is being harassed by an owner in our association… What can I do to stop the harassment?  

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Unfortunately, this is a question that is frequently presented to our law firm. Usually, the story goes something like this… Disgruntled owner is unhappy about something in the association such as a violation letter received, a … Continue reading

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