Legal Bills Swayed Palin, Official Says - NYTimes.com: "Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell of Alaska said Sunday that Gov. Sarah Palin’s decision to resign was largely prompted by the personal legal costs of the ethics investigations against her."
Think about that. Palin may have given up her political career, at least for the foreseeable future, because of the costs of legal defense. Now imagine that you are a homeowner in a CID. You have to pay your own lawyer. The association draws on the resources of all the owners. This imbalance in legal representation is one of the main sources of association power.