There aren’t many victories in HOAs run by the likes of Nero and Caligula. But a California man who built furniture in his garage for needy military families has won his fight with the Lake of the Pines Homeowners Association.
There’s no question that public pressure convinced board members to crawl back into their snake hole. Former Vietnam War vet Dennis Kocher’s hobby was building furniture for families at the nearby Beale Air Force Base. Until a neighbor complained.
It wasn’t a complete victory. No apologies. No promises to get off this guy’s back. But the board ruled he can continue his hobby as long as he keeps his garage door closed.