We amend and restate bylaws to provide associations with easy-to-read and understand documents.
Following are some of the changes we incorporate into our restated bylaws:
eliminate cumulative voting to stop "proxy wars" and make elections conform to municipal election models
eliminate quorum requirements for the election of directors so that elections are like municipal and state elections
eliminate nominating committee language so as to avoid conflicts with the statutory self-nomination requirements
make nominations from the floor optional to allow elections to be conducted entirely through the mail
add 2-year staggered terms to create continuity and stability on the board
add director qualifications requiring that candidates for the board be owners, not be in litigation with the association, not be a convicted felon, etc.
add due process procedures for suspending voting rights
add procedures for the inspection of records
put the entire document in plain English so it can be easily read and understood
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