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If You Fail to Plan, You Plan To Fail

“If You Fail to Plan, You Plan To Fail”

You may have heard the saying, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. This statement especially applies to community associations because of the high levels of knowledge and expertise required to perform the required duties of the association. Board and committee members volunteer their personal time to serve the association, and management tools are imperative to meet the goals of the community as expeditiously and productively as possible. An annual operating plan will assist in accomplishing these goals.

An annual operating plan for the coming year is a schedule of events and responsibilities that defines and describes actions to be completed in order to accomplish the goals and objectives. The operating plan ensures that all involved know what needs to be completed, defines the timeline for actions and allows for monitoring as well as a proactive approach to managing the community.

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CA: Manager steals $70K from neighborhood group

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

The former manager of a south Palo Alto neighborhood association has admitted to embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the group before leaving his position in late January to found a new gym.
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CA: Condo tenants sue LB over flooding

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

Twenty-two residents of a downtown condominium building that flooded in January are suing the city of Long Beach for at least $16.5 million in damages
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PA: Pickup trucks pit neighbor against neighbor

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

Police Chief Stephen White reported that officers have been called to the community at least six times since January 2008 to settle disputes over pickup trucks, and that some of the incidents involved the same people
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