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Governor signs Smyth’s solar rules legislation

Posted: July 2, 2008 1:28 a.m.
Updated: September 2, 2008 5:03 a.m.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law a bill that allows homeowners to install solar energy and solar water heating systems even if their homeowners’ association or common interest development rules prohibit such installations.

Assembly Bill 1892, authored by Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, became law on Monday.

“I am very pleased that I received such great bi-partisan support on this significant piece of legislation,” Smyth said in a statement. “With Californians facing record heat waves, the ability to utilize solar power is a very important option for homeowners.”

Civil Code 714 prohibits CIDs and HOAs from including language in their declarations and other recorded documents that bans the installation of solar energy systems.

However, the prohibition in CC 714 does not include the governing documents/operating rules of a CID/HOA. AB 1892 simply clarifies this ambiguity to guarantee that these documents are included in the CC 714 prohibition.  

City transit rescheduled for July 4
All city transit services will be on a Sunday schedule on Friday in honor of Independence Day. There will be no Express, Station Link or Metrolink services. For more information, call (661) 294-1BUS.

Jazz & blues fest cancelled for July 4
Due to the July 4 holiday, the Lexus of Valencia Jazz and Blues Festival is cancelled this Friday. It will resume July 11 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Town Center Drive and McBean Parkway.


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