This situation exposes the immense arrogance of the "strong mayor" leadership team of this city. They absolutely DO NOT see the citizens as their customers. This smacks of a gang of thugs who think that city government is a private club that should be theirs to use in lining their pockets and that of their cronies. This is a very dangerous precedent for our public lands. Hurray for the brave, volunteers who have dedicated themselves to exposing and fighting this tyranny...
Passionate people can accomplish much! Choose the candidate that is passionate about the right things, not just their own cronies' financial/power interests and we all can win..... Look at what the PPCF, TOSC, and others have been able to preserve!
While it is essential to focus on the future rather than missteps of the past; without hindsight there is no progress or learning. This is an important article and subject. In order to rebuild and move forward, financial recovery is needed! There are many folks who lost homes and were under-insured due to no fault of their own - most insurance policy face values are designed for partial damage and do not take into account the increased cost to rebuild in a total loss/catastrophic event! Not everyone can afford additional assessments which are, again, due to no fault of their own. The HOA did have a liability insurance policy as I understand it. WHY NOT FILE A CLAIM??? This is EXACTLY the type of scenario which the policy would be purchased for. Filing an insurance claim is a business transaction based upon facts, IT IS NOT PUNISHMENT FOR THE BOARD, THE AGENT, OR ANYONE ELSE. If, in fact, there was a gap in property insurance for common areas due to the judgement or decisions of the HOA Board and there was a requirement in the bylaws to have it - it is reasonable to look to them through their liability policy for recovery. Rather than attacking the messenger, consider the message and it's value to the community as a whole! AT THE VERY LEAST, THE BOARD OWES ITS MEMBERS AN EXPLANATION AS TO WHY THEY DO NOT WANT TO FILE A CLAIM!
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