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Bill Cochrane

Mr. Broussard,

At first reading I thought the HOA meeting rule about dealing with agenda items only was a little absurd, but having been on several HOA boards I remember that just one homeowner that wants to discuss literally everything under the sun makes for a very long meeting. I would suggest that you review the HOA by-laws and check if they follow most rules that state that meeting agendas be posted several days before a meeting. Owners should have the legal right to request items to be put on the agenda. I also suggest that if your HOA is getting out of hand, that you and like-minded owners get involved and run for board positions.

Bill Broussard

All wise thoughts. We’re working on it though the last election of a few months ago was rigged. They talked the person who represented our neighborhood into running again even though he was moving. Both facts we didn’t know . Then one week after the election he resigned allowing the HOA board to appoint his successor.....someone we all don’t know and who has never even been to a HOA meeting and only comes on some weekends to Galveston. Who and what she is we will find out soon enough I guess

Ron Shelby

If its just one person, then a 3 minute limit should keep the problems at a minimum. No need to deny discussion of any topic but those that are on the agenda. No long meetings.

Leigh Cowart

Add POA's to that list of toxic entities. We have had property in East Texas for 20+ years and one of the reasons I am looking into selling now. When our dam breached 3+ years ago the POA decided, without a vote by the majority of it's members to create a WCID (taxing authority) and ANYONE that wasn't in agreement, in any form, was then labeled a "Deplorable" and villified publicly. They even solicited people to change their residence so they could vote in the local election. I can't even repeat all the injustices that happened during the course of bringing the water back. What a crock!

As of September 2019 HB2840 was created as a "right" for members of the public to address the government body of a political subdivision at an open meeting of the body. So I would be filing a complaint with the AG's office to request compliance by the PiratePOA President. What an inflated sense of importance the boards have. Do they FORGET they work for the membership? And one reason why people don't want to be involved anymore because of all the politics and the petty BS.....

Good luck Mr. Bill Broussard and thank you for standing up for the little guy!

League City council is making a terrible mistake by going forward with making these associations mandatory, IMO. Nightmare is an understatement and I won't be moving there!

Ron Shelby

The key to your argument is the definition of a "government body of a political subdivision". Unfortunately, I'm not sure that an HOA fits that description.

Charlotte O'rourke

Everyone should be suspicious of toxic relationships and interactions when an entity or an individual tries to control communication among parties. It’s a real “tell” or clue that something is very wrong. Always listen to all sides and opinions and collect facts before making decisions. I hope you get your non-agenda (3 minutes or less) topics on the HOA agenda.

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