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Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Thursday, July 18, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Imagine if you could book a flight from San Francisco to New York in a plane that was powered completely by the sun. Or, visualize flying in that same plane on an overnight flight using solar energy harnessed the day before.

This is no dream. A little over a week ago two pilots (one appropriately named Piccard!) did just that.  The...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | Colorado Community Association Law

Colorado community associations need to pay attention to the growing number of electric vehicles (EVs) being driven today. According to a new report from...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Monday, July 8, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

In most communities, it’s a fairly standard assumption that the board of directors cannot please all the residents all of the time, and will upset an owner or resident at some point in time.

  It is also fairly normal for these types of disputes to grow into shouting matches at meetings, outrageous accusations by both sides, and even a board recall.  On some level this is...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Thursday, June 27, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

It looks like the extra mountain snow has paid off for water users—at least those in Denver and Thornton.  Both municipalities have eased watering restrictions from the two day per week maximum to allow watering three days per week.

  Reports indicate Denver Water’s mountain reservoirs are 92% full and Thornton’s are 80% full.

Although this is great news, it’s...

Written By Trisha K. Harris | Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

The Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development recently issued new guidance related to the design and construction requirements for multifamily housing.

  The guidance is in a very user-friendly Q&A format and provides good...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, June 13, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

April 15 may have come and gone for this year, but the decision of whether an association should have a financial compilation, audit or review done is something that many associations overlook.

  In a concise article, Gary...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, June 12, 2013 | State Legislation

I can’t believe I’m already writing about what we might expect next year when we are just over a month after the closing of the 2013 legislation session.  But, Colorado HOA Forum has already published its list of legislative topics it intends to focus on for next year.

  The list, which appeared in yesterday’s issue of...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Monday, June 3, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

You’re sitting in an annual meeting and someone has a CCIOA question on elections. You’re trying to find out about the new xeriscaping bill and how it will impact your association.

You’re walking into a board meeting and forgot to print out the latest collections status report for review. You have a quick question for your attorney but can’t find their contact info.

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Thursday, May 30, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Now that marijuana has been legalized in Colorado, the Governor has another bill to review and possibly sign—a bill that sets a “stoned-driving standard” (HB 1325).  The bill was sent the Governor for signature on May 23rd and is anticipated...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, May 16, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Over the last month, our blog has been somewhat unstable in that some posts were sent without content and some links within our blogs did not work.  At HindmanSanchez, we pride ourselves on being a leader in the Community Association world and want to apologize for the issues you’ve recently experienced with our blog.


We’ve taken the necessary steps to correct...