12/13/21, 2:48 PM
IS IT TIME FOR A REVOLUTION
Ranch Matters has been contacted by several upset members asking “WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON OUT HERE”?
WHAT ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT?
Several homeowners are voicing similar concerns regarding the Boards, Committees, Administration and Staff’s conduct and method of governance. They’ve questioned how is it that the Ranch Officials seemingly do what they want, make rules, break rules and there’s never any consequences for their misdeeds.
Answer- BECAUSE THEY CAN
On December 16, 2019, HARKER & LEPORE, the Ranch lawyers, wrote the Board of Directors a letter titled: “Legal Review of Owner’s Complaints about Director Conduct.”
According to attorney Lepore, if you purchased a house on Crooked River Ranch (CRR) you have apparently surrendered all of your Constitutional and Due Process Rights. Lepore stated: “As a private entity, constitutional protections, such as due process, do not apply.”
“DO NOT APPLY” ?
We’re sure the average Ranch homeowner was duly advised that when they purchased a piece of property on CRR they were told that they must abide by the governing documents. However, what if, the closing documents stated in Big Bold Red Letters:
“By signing these documents you’ve surrendered your Constitutional Rights, including your right to Due Process”
Lepore reassures the Directors there’s no regulatory agency that reviews or regulates their conduct-No Oversight. He explains that their actions are not subject to any internal investigations and refers to such requests as “illogical.” He adds, “The way to redress Directors who act in bad faith is to either elect new Directors or to sue in a court of law.”
The lawyers and Boards know, many Association Members live on fixed incomes and can not afford to file an expensive lawsuit. In fact, they count on it.
Lepore’s letter stressed, that for all intents and purposes, the Board has been assured they can do whatever they want to do and WE, the Association members be damned.
Is it time for a Revolution-A REVOLUTION OF IDEAS?
Ranch Matters Staff