Connor Behrens' article ("Path of Most Resistance," The Daily News, Jan. 12) about homeowners of Villages of Oak Creek Colony complaints regarding a hike and bike path in their neighborhood is very likely a common problem with the homeowners associations of other neighborhoods.

The city of League City mandates neighborhoods be constructed with public green spaces, yet takes no responsibility for maintaining those green spaces. The responsibility is shouldered by the neighborhood's HOA. Such neighborhoods could not exist without an entrenched HOA.

Lack of communication between HOA board members, who should be homeowners in the neighborhood, and their neighbors exacerbates the complaints. Lack of attendance by homeowners at their HOA's monthly and annual board meetings also contributes to the complaints. Blame should be shared by everybody.

Treating the HOA maintenance fee as a tax-deductible part of a homeowner's property tax should help dispel the complaints.

Gary Burt

League City


(3) comments

Gary Miller

Then require non HOA taxpayers to subsidize city taxes?

Gary Miller

Deducting HOA fees from city taxes would justify a law suit against the city and HOA for city taxes being used for HOA business.

Randy Chapman

It's about time the little communist organizations used their money for something besides telling someone what color to paint their homes or citing folks for something as egregious as having a car parked on the roadway.

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