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Re: [TowerTalk] HOA Abuse

To: Charlie Gallo <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] HOA Abuse
From: Ryan Jairam <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2010 11:45:11 -0400
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I like the term "private Governments" as it suits them perfectly.

The "local govt" applies to your town or city.

Ryan, N2RJ

On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Charlie Gallo <> wrote:
> On 7/6/2010 Michael Goins wrote:
>> I agree with Blake, as much as I disagree with the whole concept.
> My biggest problems with HOAs
> 1)When HOAs expand - there have benn cases where HOAs have 'annexed' land 
> where there WAS no HOA to begin with, and in some states, it's been ruled 
> that being that more than 50% voted for it, you now MUST join the HOA and 
> follow the rules
> 2)And then combine that with the fact that HOAs have been ruled NOT to be a 
> government (then how can they annex you and force you to join - see 1), and 
> therefore are NOT subject to the same rules/laws that restrict governments
> Let's face it, HOAs ARE, defacto, but not DeJure, local governments, and 
> really SHOULD be classified that way - they collect taxes (dues), they 
> enforce 'laws' (their rules and regulations), they provide, in many cases 
> public services (many arrange for garbage pickup etc)
> Let's call them what they are - the local Govt, and lets TREAT them that way

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