Friday, September 07, 2012

Laguna Woods Village HOA: Can You Hear Me Now?


Open response to Marty Rubin:

       Laguna Woods Village, CA–Today (09-05-2012)  the revised bylaws and occupancy agreement was defeated by a 67% margin. ARE YOU LISTENING YET??

What you have described as "unnecessary turmoil and dissension" was in fact "unnecessary," because, when our newly-formed group first asked to have a meeting, or even a conversation with some of the Board members regarding the rental restrictions, we were shut out, ignored, and marginalized. Every time the Board refused to hear us PPV grew in supporters. Yet, our petitions with 3,000 signatures was met with laughter and ridicule by a hostile board. It is indeed sad that all this contention could have been avoided with dialogue and respect.

        Your accusation of "Intimidation and fear" is ironically the exact tactic the Board used when they illegally threatening to cut off services if the members did not vote yes. And, Marty, before making accusations of support coming from real estate agents and commercial speculators, get your facts right. We have received NO support from the real estate sector other than being supplied with housing information that is readily available in the paper. ALL support for PPV comes from our 3,000 members making small contributions. The candidates are self-supporting. Don't believe us?... check our records. On the other hand, the United Board has spent our association funds illegally, Civil Code 1363.4, when promoting their agenda in their ads.

       The candidates that we support, Phil Doran, Pat English, Erna Ferris, and Jerren Auble are focused on the all-important issue of open communication, which has been sadly lacking on this Board. Their shared vision is of a Board that's accessible and responsive to the members they represent. Because of the many mistakes and failures of this Board, there are now many issues we must focus on, not just one. With capable people who believe in actually listening to their fellow members, Phil, Pat, Erna and Jerren will bring unity to this commUNITY.

Your neighbor,
Nancy Doran


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