Occasionally residents may see something that appears to be a violation of our governing documents and rules. Appearances can be deceiving! Sometimes what seem to be “violations” are, in fact, “accommodations” required by law to be given to disabled residents. This is necessary to give disabled residents an equal opportunity to use and enjoy the premises. Please recognize that some disabilities may not be apparent just by looking at the person who has a disability. Also, the type of architectural change made may seem as if it is unrelated to any form of disability, but that is because there are so many different types of disabilities that require many different types of accommodations. These accommodations should not be interpreted as meaning the Association is not serious about enforcing community standards and rules, only that the Association is mindful of its legal duty to comply with disability protection laws.
You probably already know from your dealings with doctors and pharmacies that they are required to be very protective of each patient’s medical information. Article I, Section 1 of the California Constitution also includes a personal right to privacy. Thus, even if you ask about an apparent architectural or other violation, we may not be able to tell you very much, if anything, about it. About all we can say is that we are aware of it, and the Association authorized it to make an accommodation required by law. We trust you will understand. If you have questions about this issue, please contact management.