Attorney fees

Making owners pay to fight owners knowing how our money is spent

A point for transparent Nevada The R-J just won a victory for transparency when the District Attorney was required to release information about how much the DA’s office was compensating witnesses in criminal trials. Public interest Using taxpayer cash to fight the taxpayer   “To sum it up, the taxpayer-funded prosecutor’s office sought to conceal …

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Being accountable for being good neighbors

Is a criminal-to-excellence measuring scale hard to understand? It seems to be hard for the people currently in power here to grasp. But, the association (meaning the membership) faces a very high risk if the Board, GM, and attorney are not held accountable for being ethical and fair. With so much a secret, who can …

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How to make your vote REALLY count!

You must vote. No matter how disenfranchised you feel. This envelope will be in your mailbox today or Monday. No problem recognizing your ballot this time. Do you want to drain the swamp? Well, your vote will ONLY help clean up this place  if you DO NOT vote for Aletta Waterhouse or Bob Burch, the …

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HOA collection practices cost us all more than you think

What makes our property values go down? There has been a lot of concern expressed about how having – or not having – a restaurant lowers property values. There have also been concerns expressed that owners calling for a removal election or complaining about how they were being treated would make this community unattractive to …

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Legal fees beget more legal fees – $80,000 in two months!!!

Giving attorneys a blank check = bad idea In the first two months of the fiscal year, SCA’s spending $79,760 for legal services. Attorneys have burned through 40% of the $195,000 budget for the whole year. Had the 2018 budget not be more than doubled from the 2017 level, the burn rate would have been a …

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Telling lies, ruining lives

“As I understand it, Ms. Tobin was prevented from running for the Board not because she has opinions that are critical of the Board and SCA management, but ONLY because she is involved in litigation against SCA from which she might stand to gain a financial benefit.” -David Berman Poppycock. My unlawful removal from the …

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SCA Board election choices are narrowed by design

My granddaughter is six now, but a while ago, she loved knock-knock jokes. Her favorite one was apropos of the SCA Board race. Knock-knock. Who’s there? Broken pencil. Broken pencil who? Never mind. It’s pointless. And yet, here I am. In Hawaii, but still knocking my head against the wall, trying to keep the SCA …

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Who will allowed to speak at today’s 2 PM SCA Board candidate forum ?

Who is running and deemed eligible? 10 owners self-nominated for the Board 7  cleared whatever vetting the GM and attorney dreamed up 2  did not pass muster, but will remain unnamed for unknown reasons 1  was declared ineligible in yet-another $325/hour attorney letter. 4 candidates who did not show up on 2/13 were included in …

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Who gets to decide who is eligible to serve on the Board?

Who authorized the Clarkson Law Group to block me from running for the Board? Not the law. Not NRED. Not the SCA Board. I believe Adam Clarkson and his whole Law Group should be re-trained to better understand who their client is. No Association attorney has legal decision-making authority to control who is eligible to …

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Surprise! SCA attorney makes SCA membership pay to lose their voice!

What happened? As I told you last week, I timely filed my application to be a candidate for the Board. Although I meet the legal requirements to be a candidate, two hours after the closing bell for applications, I received a 43-page document entitled “Notice of Ineligibility“, generated by the Clarkson Law Group @$325/hour to …

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