Short after I moved in, a note was cheaply plastered on the front entry door. It announced a very important board meeting.
Subject: A court action against a development company who allegedly owned 26 units. I was told about the court action through the realtor. She was the principal owner of the development company.
With a membership of two hundred forty (240) owners, I was astonished that only a handful of people showed up for an alleged very important issue to be discussed.
The seats for the seven board members were behind a long table at the far end of the room. One could not help to notice just how far back the first row for the owners was placed. It gave me the impression of: "Don't come near me."
When the board members emerged from a separate room where they obviously held a private meeting, an obese woman dressed in a faded T-shirt and fringed out cut off shorts, an attire I would hesitate to wear on the street, much less to a very important board meeting, parked herself in the center chair. It did not take a rocket scientist to realize that this was supposedly the board president. Her manners, like her dress code, left much to be desired.
Once audible, it became clear that the issue they quibbled over, for an entire 1 1/2 hours time mind you, was not the announced law suit. The issue pertained to the destruction of a concrete dumpster building which, as my personal inspection later revealed, needed only some minor repairs.
After all this time, the board members voted, excluding the membership. Since it was undecided, the haggling continued. When it became clear that there would not be a resolve, some of the owners grumbled discontentedly. They expected to receive information and updates to the status of the law suit.
When I purchased the unit, I received the governing papers which I studied. With the law pertaining to substantial, and or structural changes fresh in my mind, I dared to intervene and said: "Excuse me, I do believe that this requires a vote... " the acting board president interrupted before I could finish my sentence, and as if I had committed a monumental crime, it was as if she had said: "how dare you," then she continued to proclaim rudely: "members have no right to talk, nor make any decisions."
That was clearly not the case in accordance with our contract, but who reads the contract any way? Surprisingly, not one of the members present, objected to the utterly false claim. " Why?" I thought perturbed.
According to the CCR's, the board did not have the power to make substantial changes to the common area without approval and a majority vote from the membership.
. . . and is in need of serious reforms to protect the individual homeowners from the predators, the unprecedented massive abuse from unscrupulous, ruthless association board members and management agents, as alleged, assisted by and in collusion with the "legal" establishment, the "Officers of the Courts" in all varied positions within this social structure.
Homeowners have become easy targets for the criminal elements. Con-artists know all the tricks, know how to work themselves onto the power positions through which they ultimately fleece the association without fear of repercussion because the system, wrongfully at that, gives them all the power.
Should you ever try to get access to some records from a public agency to substantiate charges which appear to be inflated, and you verify that you are an interested party and legitimate owner of the condominium, you can talk until you're blue in the face, the answer is: "if your not a board member, we cannot release that information!
" What perfection to a crime - the assured cover-up !
The lawyers hired solely by the board members, appear eager to protect any and all criminal activities committed by the board members and their managing agents in fear of loosing the "goose that lays their golden egg."
In the interest of the "business" of law, there appears to be a strong collaboration between lawyers and judges. In collusion with the judges, as in my case, it is possible for the lawyers to compromise any and all rights, obliterate the contractual rights, court rules, statutory laws, obstruct justice, abuse the vulnerability of the opponent, burden him/her with undue delays, legal fees and sanctions.
When a lawyer gets sanctioned for fife thousand dollars, that sanction is to be examined and approved/disapproved for it's merits by the bar association, before it can be applied.
As a defendant in "propria persona" - or short, "pro per" - there was no check and balance available. I had to endure the lawyers hacked job of "legal" judiciary slaughter no matter where I turned to.
To be continued. . . .
Laundry Room below Unit 811
Utility Room with Master Circuit Breakers and Meters Below Unit 812
Ponding & Cracks on Balcony 811
Rotten Window Frames with 2 inch plus gap since the early 90s - still not repaired in 2005 !
All Faucet’s around building 8 are mutilated or capped to make it impossible to water the plants which the board & management refuse to water.
Act of harassment & Vandalism to the garden below my unit.
Oleanders are hardy, but those show serious neglect.
5 Watering hoses were stolen, 4 cheap ones returned with ends cut off and visibly exposed. The fifth hose was used below one of the board members unit.
This pictures depict pure “hate”!
Building #1 & #8 are the most neglected - inside and out!
The water spewed out for days
- the calls to draw attention to this massive waste of water, were ignored and in meanwhile the vegetation died from lack of it. What sorrowful (mis)management!
Window Frame fell from Termite & Water rot - 18 month plus, it stayed like that!
On 12-31-2003, 23:20 hr, unit 811, lost all power. The master circuit breaker to Unit 811 corroded allegedly due to balcony leaks of unit 812 above the utility room. It interrupted unit 811 electrical service for 2 1/2 days which happened 10 Minutes before midnight on NEW YEARS EVE 2003/2004. Was this accidental?!!
Leaks from Balconies over electrical wires are creating instability and loss of electricity!
Utility Room 6341 N. Barcelona Court
Visible hole from burnt electrical wires before ceiling collapsed.
Exposed Phone Wires
... to this...
Stolen reel as found in the Associations tool shed.
This cut off branches were left for month in the summer heat! What fire hazard!
With so many repairs urgently needing to be done, the oleanders are cut - and cut again - why?
There's no cost for materials, and to the blind and ignorant, it looks as if the board & management are taking care of the property!
After ceiling collapsed
This tree is gone too.
1998-12-16 Bldg 8 Back Entry Ceiling - Lamp was removed and is still not replaced.
1994, 1st rain after third defective balcony repair - note: Bubbles & Ponding!
Roof of 6341 N. Barcelona Court Units affected: 809, 810, 811, 812
Ceiling - not balcony was repaired
and collapsed again after the rain - as so many times before.
A SAD VIEW!
OVER 100 DEGREE HEAT - THE BOARD & MANAGEMENT REFUSED TO WATER THE VEGETATION !
THUS FAR, 47 LARGE TREES, NOT INCLUDING CYPRESS TREES, INNUMEROUS SHRUBS AND OLEANDERS DIED DUE TO INTENTIONAL, MALICIOUS NEGLECT,
LACK OF WATER & OVER CUTTING!
. . . . . . TO NO AVAIL!
ASSISTANCE SOUGHT FROM . . . .
CONDOMINIUMS & HOA'S APPEAR TO BE SEPARATE ENTITIES FOR WHICH ABOVE AGENCIES CLAIM:
“NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WELL BEING OF IT'S INDIVIDUAL PATRONS!”
ARE WE, THE INDIVIDUAL HOMEOWNERS, LIVING IN A SEPARATE COUNTRY?
ARE WE FACED WITH DOUBLE TAXATION AND NO REPRESENTATION?
BALCONY OF UNIT 811
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Does your roof leak? Does the board, or your association make prompt repairs?
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WHAT DID THE SHERIFF'S
Superior Court Court Case
Barcelona vs Hadorn, DH Exhibit "M-A"
REFUSED TO TAKE ACTION!
8170 Rawhide Tr,
Tucson, Arizona 85750
The oleanders were specifically beautiful after all the rain and had just started to bloom. They would blossom all summer, present a pleasing environment and provide protection from the relentless heat which radiated from the adjacent concrete lot which featured not one single jade tree!
I took care of the oleanders, watered them under the most difficult circumstances to keep them alive. The board maliciously refused to water around building 8, in order to harass us. Their inaction appeared to be a classic hate crime.