Arizona’s Blondie & the Bimbo Ride Again! This time their saddle slipped under the horse!)

I think I told you June 24 that there was a stench rising over the Arizona State Capitol. Blondie Jan Brewer is responsible for signing the budget into law. But the beguiling ‘Cute Young Thing’ (Representative Michelle Ugenti) decided to slip a few unconstitutional things into the verbiage so Blondie didn’t have time to see it. Dirt floor, finger-crushing politics, but that’s what she got away with.

Well, not much slips past Homeowners Advocate George Staropoli. He readily recognized the massive financial forces behind our sneaky ‘Cute Young Thing’ were nothing more than a money/power grab for some very narrow special interests. He also noted that the Arizona Constitution is screamingly clear. You can’t throw bills into the annual Omnibus bill without specifically naming them. It’s designed to keep dirty fingers out of the cookie jar. It’s designed to keep Arizona politics clean. And Rep. Ugenti just found a sneaky way to skirt the law. 
                                        
SO….

Now there’s a lawsuit asking for a declaratory judgment that the ‘Cute Young Thing’ gets her fingers slapped because her actions in sneaking SB-1454 into the budget were a blatant violation of the state Constitution.

 http://pvtgov.org/pvtgov/downloads/sb1454-complaint.pdf

 

 

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Ward Lucas is a longtime investigative journalist and television news anchor. He has won more than 70 national and regional awards for Excellence in Journalism, Creative Writing and community involvement. His new book, "Neighbors At War: the Creepy Case Against Your Homeowners Association," is now available for purchase. In it, he discusses the American homeowners association movement, from its racist origins, to its transformation into a lucrative money machine for the nation's legal industry. From scams to outright violence to foreclosures and neighborhood collapses across the country, the reader will find this book enormously compelling and a necessary read for every homeowner. Knowledge is self-defense. No homeowner contemplating life in an HOA should neglect reading this book. No HOA board officer should overlook this examination of the pitfalls in HOA management. And no lawyer representing either side in an HOA dispute should gloss over what homeowners are saying or believing about the lawsuit industry.

5 thoughts on “Arizona’s Blondie & the Bimbo Ride Again! This time their saddle slipped under the horse!)

  1. Dave Russell

    Oh NO! As a community manager, one of the very, very, very few honest ones, I’m devastated! Does this mean I cannot practice law without a license now? I was so up to the challenge I, even purchased a new tie and everything.

    In preparation for suing homeowners I, attended the Judge Judy School of Law, stuffed a Bible cover full of comic book pages to swear by and purchased a new law book.

    Wow, complete disappointment that my crime prevention program may survive. We were so looking forward to the sex offenders and drug dealers returning. Oh and then there is the email voting, you know, where board members can stuff the ballot box.

    George, God bless you my man, there is a special place in heaven for you, Ward and your honest lawyers.

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    1. Ward Lucas Post author

      Dave, I know you have a good reputation in the industry, but with this post I’m not sure where the sarcasm (or satire) starts or ends. I do appreciate James Madison’s quote: “If all men were angels, there would be no need for government.”

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  2. Dave Russell

    Ward, sorry, the sarcasm ended with the words “ballot box.” I am so grateful to George, for getting the ball rolling with the lawsuit. You guys are my Hero’s! I have lost many nights sleep over this bill just thinking of all the negative’s i.e. illegal practice of law, stuffing ballot boxes and killing crime free programs. From the bottom of my heart,I’m so grateful we have guys like you watching out for homeowners…I should have placed a stop sign at the end of “ballot Box.”

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  3. Nila

    Dave,

    I’m with you! These guys are the lights at the end of tunnel. They are the stars that light the night sky. They truly are trying to save every HOA member from the hell many of us have been living. Every ounce of effort they make puts a big smile on my face.

    I read three or four chapters of “Neighbors At War” and emailed Ward to let him know he is my HERO!

    My Dad always told me “The cream ALWAYS rises to the top!” I’m seeing that happen every day with the actions these guys are taking.

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