Another ‘Kid-Friendly’ Homeowners Association

These stories are nauseating. Here’s another California Homeowners Association which has decided that kids are ‘Satan’s Spawn’ and need to be harassed out of the neighborhood. It’s understandable that HOA boards want kids to be safe. But I drive around neighborhoods all day long and see basketball hoops and skateboards and hockey nets. There’s rarely a story of any kid being hit in a neighborhood.

We’ve done enough in the PC world to screw up our kids’ heads. I’d far rather see kids playing basketball than getting fat playing video games.

Fie on the Whitney Oaks Community Association in Rocklin, California. Fie. Yes, I know that’s a little archaic. But it just feels good to say.


(HOA bans overnight kids’ sports equipment)




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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.

3 thoughts on “Another ‘Kid-Friendly’ Homeowners Association

  1. robert

    “It’s not right, it’s not fair that we have to waste our time to defend being a family”

    And as usual, the outrage from the “family values” crowd is drowned out by the sounds of crickets chirping…

    …because this anti-child “zero tolerance” stupidity is privatized.

  2. Dave Russell

    It’s the entire HOA industry preventing kids from being kids. For a long time, our HOA considered a playground for the kiddos. Something simple like a swing, slide and maybe a sandbox.

    Much to our surprise, the HOA’s insurance carrier informed us that we could build one, but our rates would go up 31K a year. Are you kidding me!? Needless to say, the kids new playground went up in smoke.

    While I understand that toddlers shouldn’t be playing in busy parking lots and busy streets, Associations are destroying children’s childhoods. HOA’s look at everything as a liability, including children, dogs, cats etc. It’s a shame!


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