LETTERSLaguna Woods, California
Dear Members and Friends,
The GRF board's action on June 29, 2015 in notifying Associa of termination of GRF's management contract touches many people's wishes and hopes of eliminating the inefficient and unnecessary operations many of us experienced under PCM's management. ACC also likes GRF's goal of eliminating PCM/Associa and moving towards self-management, but in order to reach that goal, we must design a new governance structure that is effective. We also need to be able to hire the current PCM employees to work for us. That is a complex decision and process requiring professional management, financial, and legal consultation. GRF has just hired a labor attorney to find out if they can even approach the PCM employees and what's the costs of the liabilities under either the stock purchase or hiring the employees scenario. At the same time, Associa has told their employees on July 20th that they might be getting a termination notice (WARN act, worker adjustment and retraining notification ) on 10/22, 2015. No doubt GRF has so far just ideas and concepts. There is no detail plan to get there.