Title 1350
Headings 1350.5
Documents Delivery 1350.7
Definitions used in the Act 1351
When this Article Applies 1352
Deletion of Prohibited Language 1352.5
Airport Influence Area 1353
Display of Flag 1353.5
Signs and Banners 1353.6
Roofs 1353.7
Enforcement of CC&Rs and Rules 1354
Amendment of CC&Rs 1355
Deletion of Developer Language 1355.5
Amendment of CC&Rs 1356
Term of CC&Rs 1357
Definitions. Operating Rules 1357.100
Enforceability of Operating Rules 1357.110
Which Rules must comply 1357.120
Notice of Rule Chanages 1357.130
Members’ Request of Special Meeting 1357.140
When Rules Restriction apply 1357.150
Severance of Membership. Partition 1358
Partition of Common Area. Partition Sale 1359
Modifications to Common Area 1360
Pets 1360.5
Easements 1361
Access to Lot or Unit 1361.5
Tenancy in Common 1362
Elections and Meetings 1363.03
Election Campaign Funds 1363.04
Management of the Common Interest Development 1363
Possible Eduction 1363.001
Management Disclosure/Information 1363.1
Management Funds 1363.2
Articles of Incorporation Statements 1363.5
Identification of CIDs 1363.6
Open Meetings 1363.05
Association Transfer of Title or Easements 1363.07
Civil Action for Elections/Meetings Violations 1363.09
Internal Dispute Resolution 1363.810
Reasonable Procedures 1363.820
Procedure Requirements 1363.830
Failure to Provide Resolution Procedures 1363.840
Notice of Dispute Procedures 1363.850
Repair, Maintenance and Replacement Responsibility 1364
Financial Information and Disclosure 1365
Assessment Collection Disclosures 1365.1
Inspection of Association's Documents and Records 1365.2
Assessment and Reserve Funding Disclosure Summary 1365.2.5
Community Service Organizations 1365.3
Review of Financial Documents by the Board. Reserves 1365.5
Limited Liablity for Volunteers 1365.7
Limited Liability for Owners if Insured 1365.9
Regular and Special Assessments 1366
No Excess Assessments 1366.1
Recorded Statement To Facilitate Collection of Assessments 1366.2
Liens for Delinquent Assessments. Enforcement of Liens 1367
Assessment Collection Procedures. Notice of Lien 1367.1
Limits on Collection of Assessments 1367.4
Assessment Lien Error 1367.5
Documents to Purchaser 1368
Restrictions on Marketability 1368.1
Standing of an Association 1368.3
Recovery of Damages 1368.4
Civil Action against Developer 1368.5
Mechanic’s Lien 1369
Definitions. Alternative Dispute Resolution 1369.510
Alternative Dispute Resolution before filing Suit 1369.520
Service of Request for Resolution 1369.530
Time Limit for Request for Resolution 1369.540
Tolling of Statute of Limitations 1369.550
Certificate of Compliance with Statute 1369.560
Alternative Dispute Resolution after Suit is Filed 1369.570
Award of Attorney Fees and Costs 1369.580
Annual Summary of Alternative Dispute Resolution 1369.590
Liberal Construction of CC&Rs 1370
Boundaries of Condominium Units 1371
Local Zoning 1372
Provisions not applying to Commercial and Industrial developments 1373
Act does not Apply if there is no Common Area 1374
Construction Defect Litigation 1375
Construction Defect—Civil Action 1375.05
. Construction Defect, Settlement with Developer 1375.1
Satellite Antennas 1376
Architectural Rules 1378

The Davis-Stirling Act
1356    Petitioning Court to Amend CC&Rs

(a) If in order to amend a declaration, the declaration requires owners having more than 50 percent of the votes in the association, in a single class voting structure, or owners having more than 50 percent of the votes in more than one class in a voting structure with more than one class, to vote in favor of the amendment, the association, or any owner of a separate interest, may petition the superior court of the county in which the common interest development is located for an order reducing the percentage of the affirmative votes necessary for such an amendment. The petition shall describe the effort that has been made to solicit approval of the association members in the manner provided in the declaration, the number of affirmative and negative votes actually received, the number or percentage of affirmative votes required to effect the amendment in accordance with the existing declaration, and other matters the petitioner considers relevant to the court's determination. The petition shall also contain, as exhibits thereto, copies of all of the following: 

(1) The governing documents. 

(2) A complete text of the amendment. 

(3) Copies of any notice and solicitation materials utilized in the solicitation of owner approvals. 

(4) A short explanation of the reason for the amendment. 

(5) Any other documentation relevant to the court's determination.

(b) Upon filing the petition, the court shall set the matter for hearing and issue an ex parte order setting forth the manner in which notice shall be given.

(c) The court may, but shall not be required to, grant the petition if it finds all of the following: 

(1) The petitioner has given not less than 15 days written notice of the court hearing to all members of the association, to any mortgagee of a mortgage or beneficiary of a deed of trust who is entitled to notice under the terms of the declaration, and to the city, county, or city and county in which the common interest development is located that is entitled to notice under the terms of the declaration. 

(2) Balloting on the proposed amendment was conducted in accordance with all applicable provisions of the governing documents. 

(3) A reasonably diligent effort was made to permit all eligible members to vote on the proposed amendment. 

(4) Owners having more than 50 percent of the votes, in a single class voting structure, voted in favor of the amendment. In a voting structure with more than one class, where the declaration requires a majority of more than one class to vote in favor of the amendment, owners having more than 50 percent of the votes of each class required by the declaration to vote in favor of the amendment voted in favor of the amendment.

(5) The amendment is reasonable. 

(6) Granting the petition is not improper for any reason stated in subdivision (e).

(d) If the court makes the findings required by subdivision (c), any order issued pursuant to this section may confirm the amendment as being validly approved on the basis of the affirmative votes actually received during the balloting period or the order may dispense with any requirement relating to quorums or to the number or percentage of votes needed for approval of the amendment that would otherwise exist under the governing documents.

(e) Subdivisions (a) to (d), inclusive, notwithstanding, the court shall not be empowered by this section to approve any amendment to the declaration that: 

(1) Would change provisions in the declaration requiring the approval of owners having more than 50 percent of the votes in more than one class to vote in favor of an amendment, unless owners having more than 50 percent of the votes in each affected class approved the amendment. 

(2) Would eliminate any special rights, preferences, or privileges designated in the declaration as belonging to the declarant, without the consent of the declarant. 

(3) Would impair the security interest of a mortgagee of a mortgage or the beneficiary of a deed of trust without the approval of the percentage of the mortgagees and beneficiaries specified in the declaration, if the declaration requires the approval of a specified percentage of the mortgagees and beneficiaries.

(f) An amendment is not effective pursuant to this section until the court order and amendment have been recorded in every county in which a portion of the common interest development is located. The amendment may be acknowledged by, and the court order and amendment may be recorded by, any person designated in the declaration or by the association for that purpose, or if no one is designated for that purpose, by the president of the association. Upon recordation of the amendment and court order, the declaration, as amended in accordance with this section, shall have the same force and effect as if the amendment were adopted in compliance with every requirement imposed by the governing documents.

(g) Within a reasonable time after the amendment is recorded the association shall mail a copy of the amendment to each member of the association, together with a statement that the amendment has been recorded.

 
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