Tuesday, April 5, 2011


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  1. Sounds like a good HOA president to me.
    Working to add trees to a neighborhood does not negate ones' concern as to how they are paid for.
    I imagine, like many of us, Mrs. Clawson believed what we were initially told about it
    being of no cost to taxpayers.
    Her concern is valid and she was very smart to bring it up.
    It is rumored that for several years, a Richardson resident brought up the tree idea at councils meetings. When elected, Omar ran with it, giving no credit to the Richardson resident.
    Omar is smart, and very good at promoting himself. But is it at the expense of the taxpayers this time?

  2. I wonder if the section about officers in the Duck Creek HOA bylaws address conflict of interest. I would expect that an officer of any HOA would resign prior to, or as soon as, they announce candidacy for a city office. But I think that may "just be me".

  3. The Duck Creek HOA bylaws can be found at this link: http://www.rdchoa2.org/downloads.htm

    A quick read through them does not appear to mention conflict of interest or whether an HOA officer may run for public office or serve on a board or commission.

    I'm curious. Why do you think an HOA officer should resign if they wish to run for public office?

  4. There's no reason an HOA President would have to resign to serve on the Council. Bob Macy continued to serve as president of his HOA during his full two-year term, and that was completely appropriate.

  5. First, please let me make it clear that this really has nothing to do with Diana Clawson. It's more about the way I'd like to see the leaders in my neighborhood and my city conduct themselves in my version of a perfect world ( and honestly, who among us doesn't have their own version of a perfect world, right?)

    Avoiding any possible conflict of interest benefits the candidate, the HOA, and the office they are seeking. It provides each the respect they deserve.

    When a person chooses to run for public office, they are declaring that serving in that office is their primary priority.

    A candidate should avoid putting themselves in a situation where their actions might be interpreted as other than serving the office they seek.

    If elected, the person would, without a doubt, not have time to serve as an officer of an HOA.

    Holding onto the HOA position sends the message, "Well, I'm running for public office, but just in case I'm not elected, I'll hold onto this as a fall back."

    So why not be a stand-up human being and just resign at the outset of the campaign? Just sayin'.

  6. @ Anonymouse @9:18. When I starte writing my reply, your post was not yet up. I got interrupted, came back and finished my post and, look, to my surprise you provided me with information I didn't have. Well, maybe Macy pulled it off but I suspect that holding both positions and doing them both well might be difficult for the ordinary mortal. So, I'll just stick to my vision of my perfect world, fully realizing that the world, this city, my HOA (which is not Duck Creek) are not perfect. Gosh, I'm certainly not perfect either but I still dream of a better day for all of us.

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