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The Politics and Psychology of Amending Governing Documents

By Steven S. Weil, Esq.
Berding & Weil, LLP 

The CC&Rs and Bylaws of a "Common Interest Development" can be amended by membership vote. They can but should they? And, if they should, what techniques can be used to improve the chances that a proposed amendment will be adopted.    This article explores these issues and the politics and psychology of amending the CC&Rs, Bylaws or House Rules ("Governing Documents" or "GDs"). 

Properly constructed governing documents are essential to the proper management of community associations.  Directors and community association managers should conduct periodic reviews of governing documents to ensure that they are clear, concise and complete.

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