Alexi Hawley, best known as showrunner of "Castle" and the upcoming ABC drama "The Rookie," reflects on the dramatic shift in Hollywood, how shame has been weaponized against women to keep them silent, and his mother's activism in the 1970s that helped shape his view of men who abuse positions of power. "It is time for men -- all men -- to take a hard look at ourselves. As the ones on the power side of the equation, this is about us. And, seriously, stop bringing up your daughters. This is about our sons. Men need to teach their boys how to be men, not bros," Hawley writes.
Two female-led investor groups, Killer Content and a group led by Maria Contreras-Sweet, former head of the Small Business Administration, are considering purchasing the Weinstein Company. Killer Content, the parent company of Killer Films, is working with The New York Women's Foundation and Abigail Disney to field bids from the struggling film company with a goal of converting its assets to aid those who've been victims of sexual harassment and abuse.
A report by Goldman Sachs predicts the unemployment level will drop from 4.1% to 3.5% by the end of 2019, a level last seen in the US in 1969. The smaller number of available job candidates may lead to wage growth.
Two turkeys, Wishbone and Drumstick, have been staying in a Washington D.C., hotel since the weekend, waiting to see which will be pardoned by President Donald Trump in the annual White House tradition. Trump will officially pardon one turkey in a Rose Garden ceremony today, but both will be taken to live at Gobbler's Rest at Virginia Tech with last year's pardoned turkeys, Tater and Tot.
Florida law requires HOA board directors to fulfill their fiduciary duty, which means they should act in good faith and in the best interest of the community, attorney Ronald D'Anna advises. Directors also have to abide by the "business judgment rule," meaning that when they make business decisions, they act honestly and on an informed basis.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law expanding homeowners' rights to review HOA financial information such as contracts, ledgers, bank accounts, reconciliations and invoices. "Generally speaking, I see a trend to more and more transparency and a full disclosure of just about all documents," attorney Marc Schneider said.
Three condo associations in Medicine Hat, Alberta, are suing the city, arguing that the municipality should assume ownership of utility pipes in their developments. Unit owners took over maintaining the infrastructure after the developer went bankrupt but argue the city should now do it because it originally approved the system.
When it comes to board elections, owners usually cast one vote per candidate for each of the seats, but cumulative voting allows homeowners to vote multiple times for a single candidate based on the number of open seats in the election. For example, if the election includes three open seats, then each homeowner can cast up to three votes for a single candidate.
If you're not yet a CMCA and you missed the Nov. 15 webinar, "Advance Your Career with The CMCA," be sure to check out the archived webinar here to learn more about how to earn the CMCA credential and why it's key to building a successful career in the field of community association management. Associa Regional Vice President Rob Felix, who has 35 years of experience in community association management and is the chair of the CAMICB Exam Development Committee, walks you through the process to sit for the CMCA exam and how earning the CMCA will advance your career.