There are a number of reasons. When a slowdown in activity occurs, the Association still has to provide a number of basic services. Without related income, reserves are used to fund the shortfall. The Association is also financially prepared to face any legal challenges to the Protective Restrictions.
The Homes Association and Art Jury fees are based on a “user pays” system. Only those who submit plans for review pay a fee.
The Art Jury approves the exterior appearance of all structures to meet a standard of “good of its’ kind” to maintain architectural integrity throughout the City. The City approves the way a structure is constructed. The Art Jury cannot approve a building whose construction does not conform to prevailing City codes or ordinances, and the… Continue reading What does the Homes Association/Art Jury do that the City can’t do?
The Art Jury meetings are confidential, as these meetings are a collaborative effort among educated trained experts. Homeowners have an opportunity to express their opinion on a project when the project is presented to the Planning Commission at the City. Members of the Planning Commission are invited to observe the Art Jury meetings. The PVHA… Continue reading Why are the Art Jury Meetings not open to the public?
Three members must be practicing Architects; frequently all members are architects or landscape architects. The members are appointed at the discretion of the Board based on talent and availability.
There are six members on the Art Jury, all of whom are appointed by the Board of Directors of the Homes Association. Each member serves a three-year term, and terms are staggered. Art Jury members are compensated for the time served during Art Jury meetings
The Art Jury has the authority to review any and all plans that pertain to the external aesthetic appearance of structures and properties. This applies to new construction, remodels, and includes maintenance issues such as repainting, re-roofing and replacing windows and doors. For a complete list, please see the following section: Costs, Materials & Process.… Continue reading What does the Art Jury do?
The only qualification required to serve on the Board is to be a property owner of Palos Verdes Estates or Miraleste. Directors are elected annually if a voting quorum is achieved during the annual meeting held in January. The selection is based on the talents needed and availability. The Directors are not compensated.
The Owners of record of property within Palos Verdes Estates and Miraleste are members of the Homes Association. Each property is entitled to one vote.
The Homes Association is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation. The Protective Restrictions provide the authority to: Interpret and enforce the provisions of the Protective Restrictions Appoint members to the Art Jury Provide administrative support to the Art Jury Maintain records, including the plans for all structures in Palos Verdes Estates and Miraleste