The unattributed Northridge HOA blog has this comment:
I'm going to be very interested in how the majority will handle the first realProblems contemplated include:
crisis that comes upon us all as a community. I figure that since
they have rejected the one solution that has been proposed, it
will fall to them to find the solution and provide the
Will some group of neighbors get so vexed by the condition of someReading between the lines I'm guessing there are a few homeowners letting their landscape fade, piling subjectively ugly amounts of random items in their yards , or maybe there are a few Darfur-related yards signs like the ones causing an HOA showdown in Boulder. And, they're in the majority and want to keep the meddling of a stereotypical HOA out. Pity, as the legal liability issues are compelling.
other neighbor's property that they will band together and sue that neighbor
under the legal and binding provisions of the contract know as the covenants?
The background to the vote is the "failure" of the developer of Northridge and the town to formally create an empowered HOA; there is now a legal limbo of an entity to handle enforcement and liability questions. In light of such limbo, the town is holding onto a couple hundred thousand dollars meant for Northridge neighborhood improvements.
This is a mess. Check out the PowerPoints from the meetings and the vote results on the Northridge website.