ORANGE COUNTY HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION (OCHA)
THE OPPOSITION ORGANIZED BY CAI EXECUTIVES
An Opinion By Jan Bergemann
June 1, 2006
-- the Orange County Homeowners' Association has not only a name that is
misleading -- because it's anything but a homeowners' association.
is actually another “umbrella organization” created by CAI executives.
Then OCHA tries to convince homeowners living in associations that
OCHA will be their voice. Managers
and attorneys convince board members to join OCHA, since strength lies in
numbers. Don’t forget that
liars lie in numbers, too.
The most prominent figures of OCHA are former CAI executive Richard Spears and attorneys Paul Wean and Scott Justice, all notorious opponents of owner-friendly bills!
OCHA showed its true face when Richard Spears started his diatribe and his juvenile name-calling about disgruntled homeowners' activists. Spears called them anarchists and even invented bills he claims they have sponsored! His article in the OCHA newsletter from July 2004 under the headline "State Legislature a Disaster for HOAs in 2004" showed his true face -- the face of a character who wants to give all powers to the boards and service providers, with no rights for owners!
A recent recall of an association board involved some prominent OCHA members -- and showed in crystal clear ways the attitude of some people: Staying In Power -- No Matter What!
All in all – OCHA remains another lobbyist group that pretends to represent associations and owners, while really working only for certain people with a special agenda.