articles by barry A. Ross

Can the members of an association reverse a rule change by the association?

The members of an association owning 5% or more of the ownership may call a special meeting of the members to reverse a rule change. The rule change may be reversed by the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes represented and voting at a duly held meeting at which a quorum is present or if the CC&R’s or the bylaws require more than a majority vote, by the affirmative vote or written ballot of the percentage required. Instead of calling the meeting, the board may distribute a written ballot to every member of the association. As soon as possible after the close of voting, but not more than fifteen (15) days after the close of voting, the board of directors shall provide notice of the results of the vote to every association member.


See also: Friars Village Homeowners Association v. Hansing (2013) 220 Cal.App. 4th 405 regarding the reversal of a rule change.