I like the term "private Governments" as it suits them perfectly.
The "local govt" applies to your town or city.
On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Charlie Gallo <Charlie@thegallos.com> 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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