“I feel confident in asserting that one of the greatest threats to individual liberty endured by our citizens on an ongoing basis is from the unchecked powers of local ‘quasi-governments’, which are otherwise known as homeowner associations”. Steve Cheiftez, managing partner of the Phoenix based law firm Cheifetz, Lannitelli Marcoini, P.C.
To understand how these ‘quasi-governments’ and their ‘outside operatives’ fund their agenda in the legislatures, it is important to identify the various sources of money and how it flows to the legislative statute making process. The central ‘command and control’ organization for the collection and disbursement of money for this purpose is the Community Association Institute (CAI). Nationally, their financial accounts are in the millions of dollars.