Members may conduct any business at membership meetings which is legal and proper. However, not all business is proper because of the limited power of the membership. Moreover, any significant action taken by the membership must be voted on by secret written ballot, which requires the mailing of ballots to all members 30 days in advance of the meeting.
As provided for in Corporations Code §7511(f), the following matters require prior notice:
Because of their significant nature, the following items may not be voted on at membership meetings without first giving proper notice to the entire membership and mailing ballots (Civ. Code §5100):
Assessments legally requiring a vote,
Election and removal of directors,
Amendments to the governing documents, or
Granting exclusive use of common area.
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