What comes out loud and clear, from the Arizona senatorial debate (Arizona Senators debate HOA legal status), as obstacles to substantive HOA reform legislation is the dogmatic belief by many in the righteousness of the HOA legal scheme. That the will of the people shall be allowed to prevail, without restraint of any kind, over the supreme law of the land.
Until advocates can reconcile their belief in the benefits of their HOA with the need for substantive HOA reform legislation, what can they expect of others? And that requires not surrendering to the irrational fear of losing their HOA, as pro-HOA supporters find useful to prevent necessary reforms.
Until advocates are able to get the policy makers, the legislators, to reconcile their belief in the benefits of HOAs with the need to rewrite the HOA legal concept, there will be no substantive reforms. And advocates will return year after year with their “petitions for redress” only to have their petitions “answered only by repeated injury.”
But first, they must look inward, toward themselves.