Two experienced Bay Area activists promoting democratically governed housing communities will meet in Berkeley on Thursday, 10 January, for a discussion titled “Democracy at Home: Civil Liberties in Co-ops, Condos, and Cohousing”.
The meeting will take place at 2550 Dana Street (“Berkeley Town House”) at 7 p.m. All BTH members and residents are welcome. If you are from elsewhere you are welcome to attend, but please comment below or via my message form, so I can arrange for you to be admitted into the (secure) building.
Please note that I’m the host of this meeting; it isn’t being sponsored by Berkeley Town House Cooperative Corporation. (One of the benefits enjoyed by us who live at BTH is free shared access to a vast common meeting area and common kitchen, covering about half of the first floor.)
Here are links to some relevant information, if you’d like to do any background reading:
- CID Homeowner Bill of Rights
- Laguna Publishing Co. v. Golden Rain Foundation (1982), 131 Cal. App. 3d 816 [182 Cal. Rptr. 813]
- Lisa J. Chadderdon, “No Political SpeechAllowed: Common Interest Developments, Homeowners Associations, and Restrictions on Free Speech”, Journal of Land Use, 21.2 (2006), 233–264
- CBTR v. TRHA, 929 A.2d 1060 (2007)
- S. Colin G. Petry, “The regulation of common interest developments as it relates to political expression: the argument for liberty and economic efficiency”, Case Western Reserve Law Review, 2009
- Tyler P. Berding, “The Contractual Community: Why Community Associations Are Not ‘Governments’”