One of the biggest HOA scandals in Colorado is that voters wanted an HOA ombudsman’s office created. The Legislature did so. But this office in DORA (Department of Regulatory Agencies) is worse than worthless. When my book, Neighbors At War, first came out I attended a seminar put on by the newly created Colorado HOA office. I was encouraged that such an office had been proposed. But halfway through the talk by the head of the State office the Southeast Denver Marriot Hotel, I found myself standing up and confronting the head of this state office with his total ignorance of HOA controversies. He’s a state board member, and dumber than a box of rocks.
With all the taxpayer money being poured into this ombudsman’s office, he pontificated about all the hard work he does on behalf of homeowners. He tabulates the number of telephone complaints. He tracks whether the callers are male or female. He tabulates their average age. He tabulates the size of the HOAs involved. He tabulates where the complaints come from. He tabulates the length of the telephone conversation. With a little bit of work he might have been to to tabulate how many of us were circumcised or uncircumcised.
And for all the millions of dollars being poured into this wasteful office all he thinks his job is, is reporting those stupid numbers to the Colorado State Legislature. Colorado has a colorful history of lynching bad, bad people for crimes they committed. This appointed bloodsucker should be lynched. He’s a leech on Colorado taxpayers. He does not have the guts to report to the Legislature the vast number of financial crimes and criminal conspiracies perpetrated against innocent Colorado homeowners. He doesn’t have the guts to admit that he mediates NO controversies, he doesn’t even listen to the factual evidence homeowners try to present.`
I personally have had to testify several times in front of the Colorado Legislature, mostly on issues related to journalism. and I’m familiar with the decorum and respect that’s required of a witness. And I admit that several state lawmen physically threw me out of this meeting for asking the wrong kinds of questions.
But as it’s constructed now, this office is nothing more than a con game, another wool blanket pulled over the eyes of a worried segment of our communities who are begging for relief against wildly out-of-control HOA BOARDS, while this phony state executive slips a few hundred thousand bucks into his pocket.
Shame on you. Shame on your fundamental dishonestly. Shame on you for not having the guts to tell Colorado homeowners that they do have Constitutional Rights, and that those rights are often superior to the rights of illegally or improperly constructed HOA BOARDS which they attempt to assert.
Shame, shame on you!!!