California Governor Jerry Brown officially declared an end to the “Drought State Of Emergency” which reinstates the ability for California community associations to impose fines or otherwise enforce their governing documents related to an owner’s decision to not water grass or other vegetation.
Communication with your homeowners will be key. Here are a few suggestions to help you announce the good news:
- Update your community landscaping guidelines.
- Prepare a memo or letter notifying homeowners that the executive orders have been eliminated and they are now welcome to water vegetation and lawns, as needed, to ensure a green and dense lawn.
- Include the change in your upcoming community or board meeting agenda.
Certain activities are still prohibited. These include:
- Hosing of hardscape, including driveways and sidewalks.
- Washing vehicles with a hose that is not equipped with a shut-off nozzle.
- Using non-circulated water in a fountain, or similar decorative water feature.
- Causing water run-off from watering lawns within 48 hours of measurable precipitation.
- Irrigating ornamental turf on public street medians.
To learn more about this recent update, you can read the complete executive order here or contact us. We believe in “building community” and are here to help!
If you would like a copy of our HOA Diagnostic which will help us understand how to manage your Homeowner’s Association please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.jlareg.com