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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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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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I’m sorry. We weren’t so lucky after all.

I have to take back what I said about the restaurant. I can’t recommend any one of the three bidders. The process being used was so flawed that it virtually guarantees the same failures as SCA earned in the past. To use an SNL metaphor, trusting the GM to get this right is like trusting Stevie …

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Rating Rex’s Self-Management Report Card

Demonstrating all the transparency and humility we have come to expect from our supreme leader, Rex Weddle once again used SCA’s official house organ, the Spirit, to stroke the ego of the Board and GM by giving a glowing Self-management Report  Card. Although Rex didn’t give any letter grades, let’s fact-check his assertions of outstanding …

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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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