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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

In a 7 to 4 vote early this morning, the Lakewood City Council approved an ordinance that will severely restrict homeowner association rights to sue developers for shoddy work.  The first ordinance of its type in Colorado, it is likely to face quick legal challenge. The ordinance passed after several amendments were made. We will review these amendments and explain the new law in more detail...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, October 3, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

In follow up to my blog on Monday, I have been advised by Marcia Waters of DORA that DORA is considering a request by CAI to consider the CMCA examination as an alternative to the general portion of...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, September 29, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Today I attended the CAI Rocky Mountain Chapter Mountain Conference in Vail. During an afternoon session it was confirmed that it is "almost" official ... DORA will likely be acknowledging that anyone who holds a CMCA, AMS or PCAM from CAI will only be required to take the state specific/Colorado law portion of the test for licensure. 

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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | Legislative Miscellaneous

The Lakewood City Council is set to hold public hearings on October 13 regarding a proposed city ordinance 0-2014-21 that will make it harder for community associations in Lakewood to sue for...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Monday, September 22, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

On September 12th, HindmanSanchez kick-started this year’s season of giving with the 5th Annual Community Can-Can Canned Food Drive and Sculpture Challenge.  HindmanSanchez partnered with eight teams from community association management firms across Colorado, competing in an event that resulted in a whopping donation of 31,667 pounds of food. Our combined efforts will enable Food Bank of the...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Friday, September 19, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Loura Sanchez was invited to participate in the Community Next: 2020 and Beyond initiative being launched by the Community Associations Institute. Loura will serve on the Association Model Panel, which is one of four groups that will define and examine factors that are likely to influence associations, their residents, association boards and professional...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

On September 11, 2014, I wrote about the proposed bill before the US Congress that would invalidate community association rules and architectural standards regarding

amateur radio antennas and towers.  CAI has sent out a call for action for each of us to contact our appropriate U.S. House of...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

I always wanted a CB radio when I was growing up so that I could have a “handle” and be cool like Smokey and the Bandit.  But, times do change, and instead of hawking out “breaker, breaker”,

I’m now concerned about the Amateur Radio Parity Act that has been introduced by Congressman Adam...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | National Legislation

On August 13, 2014, we blogged to warn condominium communities that temporary FHA condominium approval guidelines were about to expire on August 31st.   However, FHA has just announced an...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, August 22, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

A few days ago I attended an educational program hosted by the Spire for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of CAI. One of the speakers was Tom Wuertz of Handprint Architecture who spoke about...

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