Nearly 100 United Mutual members attended a town hall at the Performing Arts Center to discuss a possible resolution that would allow individual members to exclusively use common area around their units.
United held the Feb. 28 town hall so the board could get a sense of what members thought about the issue.
According to California civil code, 67 percent of United members would need to approve the taking over of common area by a member, United’s attorney Jeff Beaumont said, unless an exception applies.
This exception would require the member to take responsibility of managing the common area land they acquire, Beaumont told attendees. In addition, the land must be generally inaccessible and not of general use to the community as a whole.
Beaumont mentioned the complications with the term “generally inaccessible,” in that there could be disagreements of what…