Agents’ wrongdoing

What kind of HOA do we want SCA to be?

And what owners can do to make it that way Taking a cue from Jim Mayfield’s article “Distinctions between Governance and Management” re-published below, here are a few action items. In italics: how I see things are currently being done around here. Encourage owners to run for the Board who are willing to contribute to …

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Is SCA Board retaining lawful control of the budget?

Just saying that the Board acted “on the advice of counsel” doesn’t cut it If the Board learned and followed these simple legal requirements, the GM and the attorney would be prevented from taking control of our budget and spending our money for something other than our benefit: NRS 116.31151 (1)(a) requires the Board to …

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The cautionary tale of the City of Bell

What we can learn from The City of Bell Scandal The Bell scandal involved the misappropriation of public funds in Bell, California, United States over a period of several years in the first decade of the 21st century. In July 2010, the Los Angeles Times published an investigative article on possible malfeasance in the neighboring …

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Is SCA Board protecting owners from scams?

Owner oversight, the bedrock of good HOA governance, has been decimated by this Board SCA Board has gone a step further than just emasculating owner oversight by committees. It has also developed a self-righteous strategy to delegitimize ALL owner complaints about Board members, the attorney, and the GM (performance, pay, and recall election interference). Their …

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Bernie Madoff and how NRED risks being like the SEC

What’s up with the Ombudsman? Several people have told me that their NRED complaints of GM election interference were summarily rejected without satisfactory investigation or explanation. They feel the rejections were unfair as the complaints were rejected for reasons unrelated to the substance of the issue raised. For example, they reported that NRED did not independently verify the …

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December 7 Board meeting: Part 4 Penny wise, pound foolish

SCA agreed to pay $55,000 to settle dispute over $4,400 delinquent dues In his President’s report, Rex reported the Release and Settlement of A-14-702071-C.  SCA agreed to pay Citi Mortgage  $55,000 as full and final settlement of all claims in a case where the homeowner defaulted and so the fight was between SCA and a …

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