Eucalyptus Grove Rules

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Below is a summary of the rules which govern the Eucalyptus Grove, its owners, and its residents.

Federal & State & Local Law

We are, of course, bound to follow all laws passed by the government concerning the management of a common interest development. State law, in particular, has much to say about how we operate. Here are some of the state laws which most affect us:

  • In the interest of ensuring open access, the Brown Act places restrictions on how and when meetings may be held, and how board members may conduct business.
  • A pair of laws, SB61 and SB1560, have greatly complicated election requirements. It is because of these laws that we were required to adopt a very cumbersome election procedure starting in 2007.
  • In January 2008, SB528 took effect. At board meetings, it prohibits the board from discussing topics which were not placed on the agenda in advance, expect in the case of urgent situations and emergencies.

Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs)

After state law, the strongest rules governing the Grove are those imposed by our Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions. The complete text of the CC&Rs is reproduced here:


The CC&Rs are meant to establish a broad set of rules governing the complex; the bylaws are meant to fill in the practical details. The complete text of our bylaws is reproduced here:

Board Policies

Policies are non-binding statements of how the Board intends to exercise its authority. Their sole purpose is to communicate standing decisions of the board to Owners, residents, and other interested persons. Policies are valid only to the extent that they comply with federal & state law, the CC&Rs, and the bylaws. Furthermore, policies may be waived, repealed, or simply disregarded by the Board in any situation. Nevertheless, good governance dictates that policies should be followed closely and applied consistently.