Will the real CAI standup: its contradictory beliefs, pronouncements and goals

With respect to my Commentary, Misrepresentation: CAI comes with unclean hands, this paper contains quotes by CAI leaders, state chapter leaders and CAI attorneys – in 20% of the states – made to the public in general in its advertising and communications, to state legislatures, and to the courts in its amicus briefs. All in support of my arguments of misrepresentation.

They are often contradictory as suited to the purpose at hand; or rejecting principles of democratic government and the US Constitution; or declaring, like fascist principles, that the objectives of the HOA (state) come first and individual freedoms are subservient to the HOA.  And, as is true of fascism, the HOA serves the trade group ‘stakeholder’ entities (corporations) while giving the illusion of democracy because the members can vote.

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Looking at the history of CAI we discover that CAI was formed in 1973 by ULI and FHA to deal with the HOA legal scheme as found in the HOA “bible,” The Homes Association Handbook (1964). Its mission, then, was to educate HOA managers and directors. Some 20 years later in 1992 CAI became a business trade group to deal with criticisms of HOAs by political scientists in various research journals and books.

We can conclude that, over the 40 some years of CAI’s existence and the continuing legal issues with HOAs, that 1) the HOA legal scheme is fundamentally flawed and beyond repair like the Articles of Confederation, and/or 2) a concern that CAI’s educational materials and instruction are also flawed and are contributing factors in the continuing existence of 40 years of HOA problems.

Furthermore, CAI is a business trade organization, a tax exempt 501(c)6 nonprofit serving its members to better serve the public, not an educational 501(c)3 nonprofit.  CAI does not inform subscribers or viewers of this fact.  A business trade group does not educate the consumers of its members’ services, which would constitute a conflict of interest and a violation of its tax exempt status.

Read the entire Commentary with a list of evidence that includes incidents/events from 20% of the states here . . .

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  5. George, thank you again for all your hard work. You have to be striking some nerves somewhere. You might remember the AZ Chapter of CAI forwarded my e to them about my HOA experience directly to the attorney that is representing my HOA. In other words, they gave information to an attorney who is opposing me. I’ve written to Lawrence Williams, the head of CAI several times asking how he intends to resolve this, and all I get is lip service. FOR ALL WHO READ THIS, KNOW THAT THE CAI REPRESENTS ATTORNEYS, HOAs, AND THE STATE … They do not care about HOs. DO NOT TRUST THEM.

    My HOA selectively enforces CC&Rs. And here’s how they are being defended as it was written to me by their attorney. “the Kitchukov case, which I cited in my last letter to you on May 12,2014, established that a court is entitled to defer to the discretionary decisions of an HOA board or committee so long as they are reasonable. The court adopted the approach in The Restatement of Servitudes that provides that an HOA –though it may have a duty to enforce –also has a duty to treat members fairly, and a duty to act reasonably in the exercise of it’s discretionary powers, including enforcement. The XX HOA has not abrogated it’s enforcement obligations. “. THIS IS ABSOLUTE BS WHEN A FORMER BOD PAINTS HER HOME A COLOR NOT IN THE CC&Rs, A BOARD OF DIRECTORs HOME IS DETERIORATING BADLY AND SOLAR PANELS ARE NOT PROPERLY SCREENED, AND I CAN GO ON AND ON. And a Board President who doesn’t like a HO cans block a viable project … Why? Just bc he doesn’t like the HO.

    From my humble perspective, the entire HOA situation is a total sham. This private govt gets to enforce whatever they care to, and can act no differently than any totalitarian govt. Constitutional rights? I’d be happy it we just had an ethical Board. The past and present board members don’t seem to be required to follow the CC&Rs, ByLaws are ignored, I can’t see the documents the State Statutes say I’m entitled to review. I’ve spent $8k chasing this stuff down … Do I need to spend $100-$125k in a Court when I know full well the courts side with the HOA?

    TO THE NAIVE NEW HO …. NEVER NEVER NEVER BUY IN AN HOA.

  6. George you are nothing short of brilliant! I have no doubts you could single-handedly win a debate against all of the CAI guys. They talk out of both sides of their mouths and you catch them with every word in their contradictions.

    Thank you for all you have done and continue to do! You are the best!

    • Thank you.


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