NEW JERSEY – Letter: Lawmakers reject oversight of homeowners’ associations
To stick one’s head in the sand and pretend that a problem does not exist is commonly known as the ostrich approach. State legislators in the 9th District, Sen. Chris Connors and Assembly representatives DiAnne Bove and Brian Rumpf, did their version of the ostrich again when they voted against a common interest community legislative measure that would modify state laws regulating homeowners’ associations.
A-469 would afford association homeowners the same level of oversight that is provided to other forms of government. It would establish standards for elections and access to records as well as providing for a recall procedure for board members. It would come at no cost to the associations.
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