Featured Property: Laguna Oaks HOA

620 Laguna Oaks - Feb

Maintained by Cleary Bros since 2002 and located in Pleasanton, Laguna Oaks HOA sits in a truly spectacular environment. Many pedestrian pathways traverse the park-like setting amongst the mature trees and Heritage Oaks, affording the walker scenic vistas of Pleasanton Ridge. This family-oriented development has a recreation area which includes a children’s play area, two full size tennis courts, a basket ball court, a fully heated pool and year round spa. Historic and charming Main Street Pleasanton is nearby with its quaint shops and many fine restaurants.

 

Official: El Nino Could Signal Easing of California Drought

In the strongest indication yet that the California drought could be easing, officials said strict water conservation orders could be dramatically scaled back or even ended if El Nino storms keep pummeling the state into the spring.The assessment came amid encouraging results from Tuesday’s measurement of the Sierra Nevada snowpack, which provides a third of the state’s water during the spring runoff when it feeds rivers and replenishes depleted reservoirs.The water content of the snowpack now stands at 130 percent of normal for this time of year.”We are hopeful that we are turning the corner on this drought,” State Water Resources Control Board chair Felicia Marcus said in a statement. “The truth is that it’s just too soon to tell.”The board exercised caution Tuesday when it extended an emergency conservation order by Gov. Jerry Brown that requires communities to cut water use by 25 percent in response to the four-year drought.Come April, when the snowpack is typically at its highest level, officials intend to revisit the conservation plan. By then, they should know the full impact of the heralded El Nino system — a warming of the Pacific Ocean that alters weather worldwide and is associated with stormy California winters.Brown ordered the cutbacks last year, saying mandatory conservation was imperative because the drought could drag past this year.The effort slipped in December when residents and businesses used 18 percent less water compared to the same period of 2013. It was the worst showing since Brown set the goal in June.

Source: Official: El Nino Could Signal Easing of California Drought – ABC News

CACM Law Seminar 2016

CACM logo Cleary BrosDrop by and see us at Booth #603!  Ferol, Katie, Matt, and Dan would love to see you and take about how Cleary Bros. can help you and your properties

Ferol Arce

Ferol Arce, Landscape Maintenance Business Developer

Katie Krebs Cleary Bros Arborist

Katie Krebs Arborist

Matt Berry Cleary Bros

Matthew Berry, Tree Division Manager

Dan Ray Cleary Bros Arborist

Dan Ray Cleary Bros Arborist

HOAs could face fines under California drought rules

Any homeowner associations that try to enforce rules requiring green lawns despite the drought could be fined under regulations approved this week by the state water board.The latest drought regulations adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board enable local water districts to fine associations that seek to prevent homeowners from reducing outdoor watering or letting their grass go brown in response to the drought.Under state laws passed since 2014, homeowner associations are already barred from interfering with residents’ water conservation efforts or trying to keep them from switching to drought-tolerant plants or artificial turf. But until the latest measures were approved, a homeowner’s only recourse if an association tried to crack down illegally was to take it to court.The new regulations approved Tuesday give water districts the power to fine HOAs that break the law up to $500 a day.“It was important in this latest iteration of the emergency regulations that we make it clear that the urban water suppliers can use this in their enforcement efforts,” said George Kostyrko, a spokesperson for the state water board in Sacramento. “While the state board has a definite role here, the enforcement will be more effective at the local level.”He said the regulations give water agencies a tool to use “if they’re getting complaints from residents who are being intimidated or fined for conserving water.”

Source: HOAs could face fines under California drought rules

Cleary Bros is Exhibiting at CACM on Feb. 11-12

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Cleary Bros. Landscape, Inc. will be exhibiting at CACM’s Northern California Law Seminar & Expo! Please visit us at Booth #603 in the Made in California Exhibit Hall and be sure to take advantage of everything that is offered at California’s premier event for the community management industry! REAL-TIME STRATEGIES FOR A REAL-TIME WORLD More Content & More Fun than ever! Insightful breakouts, 18 subject areas, engaging speakers, expanded networking opportunities. February 11 & 12, 2016 Oakland Marriott City Center https://lnkd.in/br9M2-7