“Community Cartel Now Allowing One-Sided Electioneering, Vulgarities, and Harassment on the HOA Message Board”
Apparently, the powers that be are perfectly fine with Chairpersons, who are adjuncts to the Board, politicking on the HOA Message Board notwithstanding the specific prohibition against politicking in the Terms of Service.
Long Range Planning Chairperson Chris Bragas posted a long dissertation about the wonders of the current board, including the incumbents running for re-election, and wrote the following about how some people disagreed with his glowing assessment:
"So, if that is how you look upon your community, sure, vote out the current Board and let your community begin to resemble the South Bronx in the 70’s. Is that what you want? ...I support those that get involved and work hard on behalf of all of us and who don’t sit on the sidelines and toss out baseless accusations. Those that do their best on behalf of the community have my vote."
Your Editor responded to his post on the Message Board thusly:
“That is politicking, pure and simple. He says if you want your community to look like the South Bronx in the 70's, then vote out the current board. So he is politicking right there. He then lists what the incumbents have done, claims one or more residents are tossing out baseless accusations (which is a direct attack on another resident or residents, another violation), and then claims that those currently in power have his vote (politicking again).
Those are his words. They violate the Terms of Service on their face. So, if only one side is allowed to engage in politicking, and if that's the new rule, then I understand fully. However, if the Terms of Service are going to be followed, then these violations must be dealt with. Alternatively, change the Terms of Service, allow politicking, and allow attacking other residents under the cloak of immunity by not mentioning names, since that's what's going on de facto anyway.”
Another Chairperson chimed in, in full support of Mr. Bragas’ laudatory post about the incumbent candidates.
The webmasters and the Board were alerted by me to this violation of the Terms of Service and I quoted the exact sections of the Terms of Service which Mr. Bragas’ post violated.
The post has remained up as of this writing, which means they endorse one-sided electioneering.
Director Arthur, whom they didn’t include in their discussions until Director Sue added him to the discussion, wrote to them as follows:
“Sue, Harvey, and All:
Sue, thank you for adding me to the email chain as you are correct, I was not included in Harvey’s email to the webmasters and the Board, and why not, Harvey? Is it because you named Vicki, my wife?
Now, Harvey, allowing Chris’ post up there, in a vacuum, responding to Vicki’s factual report on her website, is outrageous because Chris would actually have to include Vicki’s post for context and fairness.
You may disagree with Vicki, but what she has written to date has been factually accurate, and you have not challenged one word except to make baseless attacks from your bully pulpit on the Board, during Board meetings, and in e-blasts to the community.
It's obvious you like Chris’ post because it makes you look good and you’re in a very tough re-election contest, but there’s a lot in his post that is subject to challenge and debate.
In fact, Linda Bennis just posted in defense of his politicking and attacked my wife’s post for being bolded. So now you have the beginnings of a pile on from two Chairpersons who are adjuncts of the Board, basically giving endorsements to the individuals who put them in positions of power.
Finally, for those of you who seem to continually lose my email address, it’s AAAndelson@gmail.com.”
Arthur, Equal Director on the Board of Directors”
Naturally, he was ignored.
Later in the afternoon, Chick Coletta, the Community Bully (and he brags about that monicker) and also the disgraced liar and defamer Diane Green’s henchman (see link below for the expose on this liar and defamer), posted this on the message board, reprinted here verbatim, including all its tortured punctuation:
I’m not a cactus person, but I know a prick when I see one.
do us all a favor
Just move. You are not welcomed here other than your handful of people you’re trying to brainwash
All you’ve done since you moved here is try to cause trouble here. You are one lonely nasty unethical bitch.
I can’t believe you can’t see that
You are not welcomed at the pool. When you do come you sit alone as no wants to be seen with you. You are not welcomed at our parties for the same reasons.
you are not welcomed at our le clubhouse parties as you sit alone
Why would you want to move in a community that is full of fun friendship and life, and all you’re interested in is trying to present yourself as some know it all and a has-been
open your eyes
I don’t understand your specific kind of stupid. But I do admire your total commitment to it.. .”
By the way, the post was still up last time I checked and I did immediately send an email to the Board and the webmasters about it, and regardless, most people get it in their email inbox automatically, and the repeated failure to control this predator is what leads to these types of posts.
This is the same bully who posted that some people (and he was clearly referring to Arthur and me) should use “glue stick” instead of ChapStick and that post was allowed to remain up as well.
This type of out-of-control blathering by the Community Bully is a very good indication of what this Community Cartel is doing behind the scenes and what they represent.
This is the real Cascade Lakes with the current leadership in charge. This is your community. It’s time to take it back so that all paying members can live here free from this type of vulgar harassment, bullying, and abuse which is condoned by the current leadership and also in some cases participated in by the leadership.
If you truly want to get rid of this Community Cartel and bring the community together with individuals who are Honest, Open, and Transparent (H.O.T.), and who will not tolerate this type of cartel mindset, this is the perfect time to elect your Dream Team: Tony, Alice, and George. See the link below to the Election Report.
This is a defining moment for Cascade Lakes. This will either be a land of thugs, or it will be a welcoming and caring community for all residents. It can’t be both.