by: Mike Kosor
Southern Highlands Community Association owner
I spent the first 24 years of my adult life as a military pilot and officer defending the basic principles that make this country great. I have long held the cornerstone of those principles is the right of all to choose those who represent them in the governing process-at all levels. Unfortunately, this fundamental right may not exist if you reside in one of the nearly 3,000 Nevada homeowner’s associations (HOAs), where half of all Southern Nevada’s live.
HOAs levy controls, rules, and “taxes”, in the form of assessments, on those that reside within their boundaries. It is widely recognized an HOA is a quasi-governmental body with the “laws” commonly referred to as CC&Rs (convents, conditions, and restrictions).