HOA in Cypress Won’t Let Vet Fly US Flag
Another symptom of the problem. HOAs continue to assert too much influence over homeowners time and time again. This ex-Marine was sued by the HOA for flying a United States Flag on a free standing pole. Nina Tran, the attorney representing the Lakeland Village Community Association, said her client encourages that residents fly the American flag but has regulations in place to be consistent with its members:
“If you have a freestanding flagpole, someone may eventually want a 50- or 100-foot pole,” said Tran. “Everyone is in support of displaying a freestanding pole. But what if someone wants to display a swastika? There may be future things that are offensive to one person and supported by someone else.”
The story was covered by ABC News on January 13, 2011 here.