Lakeside Village Condominiums

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  • 15000 Summertime Ln

    Culver City, CA 90230

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  • 310-559-8640

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As the Calif CID Open Meeting law states, there are only three basic categories of items that the Board is allowed to discuss or decide if the item was not posted, four days previously, to all the homeowners as an agenda item for the meeting. And as the minutes of the February Lakeside Village Board meeting show, several items were discussed and decided upon by the Board at that meeting that were not a part of the posted agenda for the meeting. None of those items could have conceivably been deemed ??emergencies?, brief statements, responses or directions to the staff.

Apparently through the silent consent of the other two board members, there was established some sort of presidential "triage plan" for addressing outstanding management issues at Lakeside. In addition, these non-agendized items were recorded in the minutes as having been discussed and decided during "Open Forum", without any notice to the homeowners: Continuation of interior refurbishments (with the current Budget or Reserve Study supposedly approved only minutes earlier), and the establishment of a "task force" for the replacement of the electrical panels. Moreover, considering that the Board supposedly discussed and decided upon two Board vacancy replacements, the 2010 budget, the 2010 Reserve Study, the 2010 liability insurance policy, two requests for window modifications, and received a President's Report, ALL IN ABOUT THE FIRST TWENTY MINUTES OF THE MEETING, one can only deduce that the board members, in direct violation of the open meeting law, discussed some or all of these items on the agenda and/or reached a consensus on some or all of them before the Feb. meeting ever took place, and then conducted a mock show in front of the homeowners to record their pre-determined back-room decisions.

I have written to homeowners elsewhere that these practices not only are in blatant violation of the law, which if continued may create limitless liability problems for the association and homeowners, but they are also a betrayal of any decent sense of democracy. It is simply inappropriate in the extreme, besides unlawful, for the board to take up items for discussion and decision without first notifying all homeowners of its intention to do so. Otherwise, the board is engaging in governance by ambush, surprise, and secrecy, and thereby violating all of the homeowners fundamental rights to be heard before the board makes its important decisions on behalf of the homeowners.

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As the Calif CID Open Meeting law states, there are only three basic categories of items that the Board is allowed to discuss or decide if the item was not posted, four days previously, to all the homeowners as an agenda item for the meeting. And as the minutes of the February Lakeside Village Board meeting show, several items were discussed and decided upon by the Board at that meeting that were not a part of the posted agenda for the meeting. None of those items could have conceivably been deemed ??emergencies?, brief statements, responses or directions to the staff.

Apparently through the silent consent of the other two board members, there was established some sort of presidential "triage plan" for addressing outstanding management issues at Lakeside. In addition, these non-agendized items were recorded in the minutes as having been discussed and decided during "Open Forum", without any notice to the homeowners: Continuation of interior refurbishments (with the current Budget or Reserve Study supposedly approved only minutes earlier), and the establishment of a "task force" for the replacement of the electrical panels. Moreover, considering that the Board supposedly discussed and decided upon two Board vacancy replacements, the 2010 budget, the 2010 Reserve Study, the 2010 liability insurance policy, two requests for window modifications, and received a President's Report, ALL IN ABOUT THE FIRST TWENTY MINUTES OF THE MEETING, one can only deduce that the board members, in direct violation of the open meeting law, discussed some or all of these items on the agenda and/or reached a consensus on some or all of them before the Feb. meeting ever took place, and then conducted a mock show in front of the homeowners to record their pre-determined back-room decisions.

I have written to homeowners elsewhere that these practices not only are in blatant violation of the law, which if continued may create limitless liability problems for the association and homeowners, but they are also a betrayal of any decent sense of democracy. It is simply inappropriate in the extreme, besides unlawful, for the board to take up items for discussion and decision without first notifying all homeowners of its intention to do so. Otherwise, the board is engaging in governance by ambush, surprise, and secrecy, and thereby violating all of the homeowners fundamental rights to be heard before the board makes its important decisions on behalf of the homeowners.

Pros: Nice community.

Cons: Unlawfully secretive board.

 

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