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Community Update – September 2019

Community Update – September 2019

Community Update banner for SeptemberAs technology moves forward, community associations are becoming more and more self-sufficient. This is, at its core, a great thing. Associations can run their own websites and their own social media, among other activities. It’s important, however, that with this new freedom board members also remain informed on best practices.

This month’s spotlight article, “Attorneys Need Not Always Be Your Attack Dog,” stresses the importance of education for board members and community associations getting educated in regards to what they can, or should, do in particular situations. Sometimes legal action isn’t necessary.

Our second article, “’Who Said What?’ When Members Use Social Media and Other Platforms to Inappropriately Communicate about Association Business – Part II,” discusses community associations and social media. What happens when an association member airs the board’s dirty laundry on Twitter? What options do you have?

We all know that it’s important for associations to have a website, but should ADA information be available on the page? Learn about the precedence that was set in, “Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”) Accessibility for Websites.”

Finally, short-term rentals like Airbnb are the hot button issue this year for private residential communities. What are your options for taking control of the situation in your community? We explain in, “Adapting to Short-Term Rentals: What You Need to Know About Restrictions”

Don’t miss our new Spanish feature! Check out this month’s article, “¿Que es la Regla de 80/20?”