What, when, how to petition HOA board for a special meeting?— Mike Foxworth (@ALTALOMAN) March 1, 2017
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*DSL = Davis-Stirling Law for common interest developments (aka homeowner associations or HOAs) in California
Sometimes, special meetings can't be avoided for common interest developments, those residential communities that function as “private governments,” as opposed to real civil and civic authorities like cities and states. Truly, that’s why this blogger calls them ALTACITIES. Typically, such meetings are called to cover a controversial issue. Often, homeowners seek to vent and resolve an issue about a board action or lack of action. If you have never been involved in calling a special meeting for an HOA in California, perhaps you should READ...
At our common interest development in the Southern California Inland Empire known as TGI, we face the task of calling the HOA board into a special meeting over a long-standing issue about deferred maintenance for lakes that are adjacent to our HOA property, but owned by a golf course that meanders through the community. For about three years, one lake right in the center of our community has been allowed to dry up, becoming a blight and eyesore. More about this matter is explained in this previous POST...
Neighbors at War! tells about the growing crisis in the modern HOA movement and lays out one of the only strategies to stop the coming collapse of the covenant-controlled neighborhood. Your freedom really is at risk! Your personal wealth is at risk. Your Constitutional rights are being secretly shredded! And it’s all legal.
Ward Lucas, has spent 40 years in investigative journalism and has won more than 70 journalism and civic awards for his Treporting, TV news anchoring and writing. From organized crime to wiretapping, to professional arson, Lucas has seen it all. In his new book, Neighbors At War, he presents startling information about how the modern Homeowners Association Movement is impacting Americans. Ward has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He began his broadcasting career at the age of 16 hosting radio talk shows in Seattle, Washington. In 1973 he made the move into television broadcasting, first at KIRO-TV in Seattle and then at KUSA-TV in Denver Colorado. His investigative reporting has often stirred national controversy and has earned him numerous Emmy Awards, the George Polk Award, and the Responsibility in Journalism Award by the Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP). In 1993, Ward joined ranks with eight nationally known Professors and journalists in the book, Psychic Sleuths, (Prometheus Press) which exposed and critiqued the use of psychics by police departments across the country.
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