Open Meetings Required. "The board shall not take action on any item of business outside of a board meeting." (Civ. Code § 4910(a).)
Meeting Defined. Board meetings are defined by the Davis-Stirling Act as a gathering of a quorum of directors at the same time and place to "hear, discuss, or deliberate upon any item of business that is within the authority of the board." (Civ. Code § 4090.)
Business Defined. "Item of business" means any action within the authority of the board, except those actions the board has validly delegated to any other person or persons, managing agent, officer of the association, or committee of the board comprising less than a majority of the directors. (Civ. Code § 4155.)
Exceptions. Not all gatherings of directors are "board meetings." See exceptions. And not all board meetings are required to be open--Executive Sessions are excepted.
Allowable Meetings. With proper notice, the following meeting forms are allowed:
- In Person. Directors can meet in person at a physical location.
- Virtual (Zoom) Meetings. Directors meet by telephone or video conference. (Civ. Code § 4090(b).) See Zoom Meetings.
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