(Ward is on the left coast dealing with a family emergency. I’ll try to post when possible, but in the meantime the email below is hilarious. It’s from ‘Arizona Dave’ to me, but he’s given me permission to reprint. And Dave is absolutely not responsible for the Bimbo stories. I am. LOL! Not only did I score an exact hit with my verbiage, but I might have found the thinnest-skinned legislator in the country. Also, special note to Bimbo Ugenti: in politics a sense of humor keeps your head above water!)
Ah, dear Rancho Santa Fe. All eyes are on ye.
What happens when a board president tries to represent homeowners in a dispute over millions of bucks going into the pockets of managers? Well, you just slap her upside the head. And toss that woman off.
According to the story linked below, Ann Boon, president of Rancho Santa Fe Homeowners Association just wanted to raise a few questions about the unusually high salaries going to HOA managers. The salaries were approved IN SECRET by a three member minority of the seven-member board. And Boon was never included in discussions of the eye-popping salaries.
Community Associations Institute (CAI), the organization that ‘pretends’ it helps HOA homeowners while in reality it’s a referral agency for lawyers, managers and others who insist that fines, lawsuits, liens and foreclosures are good things, is showing some ‘distressing’ news to HOA insiders. It’s a graph that shows a slowing in the growth of people living in Homeowners Associations.
There’s an obvious reason to like this graph. HOAs have done themselves no favors by getting aggressive against homeowners they don’t like. As many reading this forum know, many HOAs have turned neighborhoods into seething battlegrounds where neighbor fears neighbor, and the act of being friendly can get you sued.