CALIFORNIA – Parents Fuming Over HOA Letter Discouraging Kids Playing Outside Home
GRANITE BAY (CBS13) — Some homeowners in a Granite Bay neighborhood are fuming over a letter sent out by the homeowners association that they say goes too far.
The letter discourages children playing outdoors on neighborhood streets and even suggests parents take their kids to a nearby park.
After just two months in their new home the Peters family received a letter from the homeowners association saying children playing in streets and neighboring yards is a violation.
“Honestly we were a little put out, real upset to the fact we didn’t feel welcome in our neighborhood,” says Jed Peters, while keeping a close eye on his three-year-old riding a bike across the street in the quiet neighborhood.
“We also got a handwritten note from our association manager that states, perhaps we should have the children play in the backyard or at the park.”
Peters says he’s not against association rules keeping the neighborhood looking sharp, but he thinks this goes too far and he posted the letter on social media.
“We had over 75 positive responses from our neighbors. They said we want kids out front, not playing video games. Read more: