Wednesday, January 19, 2011
We have had a lot of abuse of the rules by owners and others who do not own property in Hideaway Valley, but I have heard nothing about any serious attempt at enforcement of those rules. I have heard many reports that outsiders are using the facility and that large amounts of construction materials and other debris which is not normal household waste are being dumped. I also hear about tires, batteries, and other hazardous wastes being left there.
I would like someone to document for me how many times one of our owners has observed any of this kind of dumping and has talked to the offender about it or reported the offender to one of the trustees.
I offer that about the second or third time we file a civil trespassing complaint against an individual disrespecting the rules for use of this facility much of this behavior will change.
It is time to stop complaining about the abuses and start doing something about them. If we vote to discontinue this service someone is going to wish we had not opened the door to what will surely follow.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Texas Homeowners Protest Fines and Foreclosure at December 2010 Rally at Center for California Homeowner Association Law
CCHAL (the organization that legislates and helps homeowners in California) has been following Texas groups that are ralleying for their rights. tehy write:
Speaking at the podium is Attorney David Kahne, a champion of homeowner rights
and a good friend of CCHAL.The purpose of the rally was to mobilize homeowners for the 2011 legislative session in Austin, the Texas state Capitol. For the first time Texas homeowners have a pro bono lobbyist to represent them in their legislative battles.The Houston television coverage of the homeowner rally is at this link: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/investigates/101203-hoa-reform-rally
Texas and California homeowner advocates are in a mutual admiration society.