A national survey found 90 percent of residents rate their overall community association experience as positive (64%) or neutral (26%)*. Unfortunately, your office will not receive comments from constituents on the benefits of their community association. Instead your staff will be fielding concerns from constituents who feel they have been wronged by their association board. Try doing the following before you decide to introduce legislation that would specifically address your constituents' complaints:
What laws currently exist in my state? Your state laws may already dictate the solution for the constituent. Click here to see what laws regulate community associations in your state. Do
you know that when asked what level of government regulation they would prefer,
86 percent of respondents said they want less or no additional government
control?* If you find your state laws are lacking, then consider introducing
the uniform common interest ownership act.
Then ask the constituent:
*From Good to Great – CAI's principles for community association success.
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