Two bills are being considered in the California state legislature that will create significant harm to California’s more than 55,000 common interest developments if passed.
AB 3182 places unreasonable restrictions on your association’s ability to enact rental restrictions by creating a one size fits all approach to California homeowner associations. CAI believes that these decisions are best left to association residents and the volunteer board members elected to serve the community.
AB 3040 allows local governments to rezone single-family residential lots that are 15 years or older to allow for up to 4 primary dwellings and your association would not be allowed to prohibit construction caused by the rezoning.
Planned use developments are designed for a specific number of residences. The sewer, water, parking, and lighting infrastructure are built to handle that specific number. Allowing a community to grow by a factor of four would create significant harm. The cost to expand and maintain that infrastructure would fall on the homeowners, yet they have no ability to restrict the activity. Finally, the average age of an association in California is 20 years, with 75 percent of the associations being 15 years or older, making our associations a prime target for the changes promoted in AB 3040.
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