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Transparent ▶ California

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Inspection of state government records like voter rolls county by county is a dicey matter. One would think that the most transparent practice in this regard might be the largest state, California, but that is obviously not the case.

Even though the over-arching theme of our #ALTACITIES blogs is #HOA private governance, there remain a host of other #transparency concerns for the real cities of California, details that need public inspection beyond the confines of the typical common interest development, homeowners association or HOA. LINK ▶ https://goo.gl/XLMsrh

HOA ▶ Fights over how to spend whose money?

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One of the most contentious aspects of living in a common interest development, aka homeowners association (HOA) is the reality of regular and special assessments, not to mention emergency assessments. Our frequent source for commentary on such matters is the blog INDEPENDENT AMERICAN COMMUNITIES, so we invite a reading of and comments about the clip below.


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A Rich Coverup ▶ SocialCurrentSee

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Monday, July 10, may well come and go without any news breaking for the #SethRich case. That would be a pity. Numerous sites on social media are attempting to keep his legacy alive with virtually no assistance from mainstream media (#MSM) or investigative authorities.



MyGovWatch blog posts have roamed the realm of a specific topic of late: the #SethRich case and an unsolved murder of a 27-year-old DNC IT staffer. The murder mystery dates from a year ago, July 10, and so little has been officially shared by real detective and police authorities. That, by itself, is alarming and suspicious.  Credibly, one may observe that the longer details of this case remain sequestered, the lesser the likelihood that the perpetrators will be unmasked.

When you follow the hashtag #SethRich, you must not skip the reader comments like the one archived above from a YT contributor Barney Quinn.  Granted, Quinn may not have any more insight into facts surrounding the #SethRich case, but he makes a va…

Vanishing Adults ▶ Social Current See

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In The Vanishing American Adult, Sasse diagnoses the causes of a generation that can't grow up and offers a path for raising children to become active and engaged citizens. He identifies core formative experiences that all young people should pursue: hard work to appreciate the benefits of labor, travel to understand deprivation and want, the power of reading, the importance of nurturing your body—and explains how parents can encourage them.


Benjamin Eric "Ben" Sasse is an American politician. Sasse, a member of the Republican Party, is the junior United States Senator from the state of Nebraska. Sasse earned a doctorate in history from Yale University.

In an era of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and an unprecedented election, the country's youth are in crisis. Senator Ben Sasse warns the nation about the existential threat to America's future.

Raised by well-meaning but overprotective parents and coddled by well-meaning but misbegotten government programs, Amer…

HOAs ▶ SocialCurrentSee

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ALTACITIES®, an acronym for “ALTERNATE CITIES,” is the web moniker for the neighborhood of sites, blogs and locations created and managed by @ALTALOMAN, in reference to our first web journals and blogging activity when residents of Alta Loma in Southern California. In 2011, we moved but these ALTACITIES® remain in the form of common interest developments ▶http://flip.it/VQOxZn on Flipboard
The SocialCurrentSee found on this site deals largely with common interest developments, aka homeowner associations or HOAs, now the dominant housing development type in California and much of the rest of the nation.  For the numbers, see this DATA.

▶ Many of the sources archived and flipped here are found in my TWITTER feed and searches like the archive found below.


▶ Whether one owns a townhouse, raw land in a subdivision, a gated-community home, a shack in zoned jungle, or part stake in a condominium complex the majority of people who live there are often not always thrilled about the few folks …