There has been much discussion about residents having visitors at their home. Many people would like to have visitors and the Board has been discussing this issue given the current situation with Covid-19 and the State law which prohibits visitors at this time.
Currently the State Order is: “To protect public health, I as State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health order all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence….”. There are exceptions printed in the State Code which allows for golf, walking outdoors, biking, Tennis, etc. There is no exception for having a visitor or gathering in your home.
According to legal counsel the HOA Board may not override or change this directive, it is currently a law punishable by fine and/or imprisonment. It means we do not have the authority to change the Order by allowing for example 4 people to gather on a driveway. We are not allowed to give permission to let you have a guest over for a visit. The HOA is required to follow the State Law and Codes, that is clear in our governing documents.
The only thing the Board may do is decide if we are going to cite a person if a violation occurs. That decision is within the authority of the Board. The Board is meeting on Friday at 2 pm and wants an answer to the following survey question:
Given that the State Order says no gatherings or visitors at any home, do you want the HOA to cite residents for violating this State Order at their home?
Yes or No?
A ‘Yes’ vote will mean the HOA will cite for violations, a ‘No’ vote would mean we will not cite for a violation.
We will close the survey at noon on Friday so the Board will have the information for their meeting at 2 pm. You may only fill out one survey per home, all duplicates will be removed in their entirety.
☞ Click Here for the SurveyTHE SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED
If you have questions before you fill out the survey, please let me know. Once you fill out the survey it cannot be changed.