We are reviewing our CC&Rs and would like input from members on
board priorities, solutions, proposed changes, etc. This will give us an
idea whether proposed changes would receive support before we go
expense of sending a secret ballot. Can we survey members and do we need
permission to publish responses?
ANSWER: Yes, you can survey your members and no you don't need permission to publish responses, provided you keep them anonymous.
No Secret Ballot Needed.
By statute, a secret ballot must be used for special assessments,
election and removal of directors, amendments to the governing
documents, and grant of exclusive use of common area property. (Civ. Code §5100(a).)
Since a survey does not fall into any of these categories, it can be
done by any of the following:
Even though secrecy is not required, members will be
more forthcoming in their opinions if they are assured their responses
: Associations needing legal assistance can contact us
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