CA HOA has new $200 fine for traffic violations

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Blog Residents in Sun City Shadow Hills, a Del Webb community, are quite upset over a new traffic policy enacted by the homeowners association board. They have recently increased the fine for traffic violations from $50 to $200, without prior notice or warning. That has certainly caught owners by surprise. The HOA board says that the number of traffic citations has decreased significantly since the increase of the fine. Continue ReadingCA HOA has new $200 fine for traffic violations

Do security gates prevent crime or create liabilty for HOAs?

By Deborah Goonan In the luxury gated community of Estuary of Grey Oaks in Naples, FL, homeowners Mike and Sabrina Ferry became the unfortunate victims of a violent home invasion last year. The perpetrators entered through an insecure fence surrounding the community, then broke into the Ferrys’ home and bound and brutalized them before driving off with their car. According to the news links below, both homeowners suffered physical injuries and have sought psychological counseling Continue ReadingDo security gates prevent crime or create liabilty for HOAs?