Alcoholism is grounds for removing board president

08/19/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

If the alcoholism of a homeowners association board president is affecting his ability to serve effectively and make the right decisions for the community, the board should remove him from duty, Donie Vanitzian and Stephen Glassman write. "Asking someone under the influence of drugs or alcohol to use good judgment, when that judgment is already impaired, is risky and poses a liability to the association," they write. "Other board directors have a duty to mitigate any damages that may occur to its owners and the association that stem from allowing this director to continue in his position."

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