HOA Industry Holds Legislature Hostage

Letter to Arizona Capitol Times, August 5, 2005

In the Arizona Capitol Times article on the homeowner association proxy bill or “ominous bill” if you prefer, about to become law, Rep. Chuck Gray, R-19, responds to my advice that HOAs should come under the municipality laws of the state. In this way, there would be accountability by the HOA boards. [New HOA Law Bans Proxy Votes, Makes It Easier To Oust Board Members, Page 3, July 29]

Rep. Gray says that he does not see that happening. We also know, based on Legislative performance over the past five years with numerous bills in regard to holding HOA boards accountable, that the likelihood of such efforts is nil. The conclusion can only be that the Legislature is being held hostage by the HOA partisans, forcing it to beg and plead with the HOA boards, attorneys and management firms to behave, to obey the law, to stop causing all these problems.

Or perhaps the other explanation is that the Legislature does not give a hoot about homeowner rights.

Given this set of circumstances, the future will remain troublesome, and it will grow as more and more HOAs come into being.

George K. Staropoli

Published in: on August 15, 2005 at 6:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

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