Thursday, October 01, 2009

Cities, HOA officials discuss common problems

Cities, HOA officials discuss common problems: "Government and community leaders from Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale and Tempe met at the Gilbert Community Center on Wednesday to discuss how municipalities and HOAs could work together more efficiently."
How cozy. As I read the article, it boils down to the city officials suggesting that it would be just so nice if people took their problems with barking dogs and dilapidated foreclosed homes to their friendly neighborhood HOA instead of bothering the city government. It would make things so neighborly and communal-like if they did that. And now we will all sing Kumbayah.

And that pretty much sums up my sense of where CIDs are headed in this country, in general. In reality they are becoming the lowest and least supported level of local government, but this is never acknowledged, either by government or the industry. Instead we hear all this fuzzy neighbor-community rhetoric that just blurs the edges of the use of power to extract money and compliance from people.


Anonymous said...

industry probably suggested this as a solution. After all, it means more accusations of noncompliance, more kangaroo courts, more fines, etc.

One of the first things that can be done to eliminate so much of the HOA problem is to prohibit HOAs from attempting to "fine" in the first place. They are not political subdivisions of the state. This one item would have an exponential affect on well being in HOAs as well as preservation of assets for the homeowners that live in the HOAs.

Anonymous said...

What are the CAI "educators" and pro-HOA government officials hiding from you? Where's the transparency?

Get really educated about HOAs, read about the second system of political government: and scroll to July 9th article.

And, "Is there an ideal HOA Constitution?" at