It’s not even an open secret that the typical HOA board member and common area maintenance company probably gets kickbacks from vendors. THEY GET KICKBACKS FROM VENDORS! Get over it. Don’t even question it. It’s about as common as worms on a sidewalk after a spring rain.
Since HOAs make their own laws and since government oversight over such things as kickbacks, bribery, extortion and embezzlement is approximately zero this kind of nonsense will continue indefinitely.
Jan Bergemann, one of the heroes of our movement just posted something unbelievable on his website. Actually, it’s not unbelievable. It’s just sad.