Admittedly, our First Amendment Rights are nowadays often
abused, because personal insults, name-calling and even
slander shouldn’t be defended by the rights of “FREE
SPEECH”, even if it seems to be accepted by today’s
But if a community association board is passing a “CORPORATE
RESOLUTION FOR COMMUNICATIONS” that more or less
limits the ability of owners to communicate with the
association staff they are paying for. If a board threatens
to fine owners for even attempting to approach the board or
staff members – even in a respectful manner – it’s in my
opinion going much too far.
If owners are trying to complain about things regarding the
management of the association there is often a pretty good
reason – anf the board members might want to look in a
mirror to see who is really at fault.
I don’t think a board is doing a good job if they are
passing a resolution that tells owners more or less to:
“Shut the F… up. We don’t want to hear your Cr..!” (I
learned that language on the social media).
In my profession the saying goes:
can't stand the
get out of
A board has lots of power – and is even able to totally ruin
a family’s finances as we have seen many times. That being
said I strongly feel that owners who feel that things are
going wrong in the community should have the right to voice
their criticism – in a respectful manner, without having to
jump through all kind of hoops in order to be “allowed” to
voice their opinion.
Here is a recent example of -- what I think -- is a "Shut
Up" resolution, sent to the owners of the
condominium association of the RENAISANCE OF POMPANO