. "Good Standing' is not defined in the Davis-Stirling Act but is generally understood to mean a member
who is current in the payment of their assessments and not in violation of the governing documents. Those members who are delinquent and/or have been found to be in violation of the governing documents (following due process
) are deemed "Not in Good Standing."
Where to Look
. The definition can be found in an association's CC&Rs, bylaws, Rules, and/or Election Rules. If the
definition is not found in any of these documents, the board of
directors should add a definition to the Election Rules. If at some
point the bylaws are amended or restated
, a "Good Standing" definition should be included.
. Members of common interest developments in California who are not in good standing may have their voting rights
suspended. There is is nothing in the Davis-Stirling Act or the Corporations Code that directors be in good standing to serve on the board
. To add Good Standing as a requirement to serve on the board, the bylaws need to be amended.