About On the Commons (dot) net

Onthecommons.net is the companion site to Onthecommons.us. The current show is available on both sites but this site (the dot “net” site) contains several years of shows in an easily searchable WordPress Blog format.  Yes you can leave comments on this site.

The other site (the dot “us” or dot “com” site) contains even older On the Commons radio shows; the Law Library; and several articles that were not part of any particular show. Oh yes, it also contains Homeowner Association humor.

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  1. Hi
    We are taking our association to court. The new president is a control freak who hired an attorney by the name of stuart fullett and a management company by the name of mc property. Our next court case is Thursday we live in downers grove, Il. What a nightmare living in a hoa! I wish there was a radio station in illinois to educate these people to what’s really going on.

    1. Thank you for the information. We have a total of 15 different hoa condo same issues with the same management company and law firm. One step at a time:)

  2. 10/14/2014 – Good news for all Californians! My excellent attorney Sam Walker just won appeal in 4th District against my HOA. Forces HOA collectors to accept payments then than the amount they demand throughout California. Owning a home in an HOA is a nightmare. Its the tail that wags the dog. The management company and their selected attorney run the show, not the ignorant and negligent directors. At least that is how it looks. Visit public site http://www.huntingtoncontinentalvoice.com for more info. This is a great ruling for all Californians. Perhaps you can now sue your association if they refused your payments and your home was foreclosed or you were damaged. I think we have all had enough of this abuse.

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  4. My organization represents the consumer based satellite industry. We advocate on behalf of consumers who wish to install satellite dishes but are being denied by HOA’s and other groups. The FCC regulations are fairly clear on this issue and we aim to educate all parties on the regulations and ensure that consumers are not unfairly denied service. Below is my contact information and a link to the site we have created specifically to assist consumers. Feel free to share this with your audience, if anyone needs assistance we are there to provide it.

    Best regards;

    Steve Hill
    President
    SBCA
    http://www.strongerwithsatellite.com/pages/Home.cfm

  5. I wrote the below book review on Mr. Ward Lucas’ book “Neighbors At War…” on Amazon.com and was encouraged by a reader to post it here. So here goes:

    Yes I live in the “supposedly” highly praised community of Fairhope, AL 36532, in particular Rock Creek Subdivision- and specifically Eastern Rock Creek Subdivision. Just about everything Mr. Lucas talks about in this book has in fact occurred to me a combat veteran of the US Army! The house I purchased- never-in fact had a “Final Occupancy Inspection” done on it by the City of Fairhope- as asked the City Building Inspector himself. Allegedly, as I have been told by several people, the contractor who built it has subsequently had his contractor’s license revoked by the City of Fairhope. I purchased the home from people well known to me, and had been in it while it was under construction, and resultant to my visit the contractor had to do major repairs to the ongoing construction. After I purchased it, I attempted to get it “repaired” to the standard it should have been originally built- I even informed senior members of the Eastern Rock Creek POA (ERCPOA) about everything I was in fact doing, but this was to no avail. Neighbors complained to everyone, including local police! I even had the Fairhope Police Chief himself come to my residence- and he told me horror stories about what had seen contractor do in this area! My Contractor- had to have one of his company members, file a police report about ERCPOA Committee member assaulting them with a vehicle. A 3-4 week job, turned into months and aggravated not only my contractor but his employees as well. As it turns out my Contractor had to file criminal charges against some of these employees. What did I get after almost 70-thousand dollars in repairs- issues I am still dealing with a year later I should not be.

    Mr Lucas, somewhere in his book, explains that HOA’s can manipulate property values. Well, my property value over the course of last year has fluctuate greatly, from 20K below to what I paid for the property, to well over market value and then back down again! I have also been harassed by local Insurance Underwriters my mortgage bank deals with and had to file numerous FTC, etc… complaints- to no avail. Oddly, the local Probate Judge, whom I have had issues with, and whom has not law degree, is connected with the Insurance Industry in this area and the State of Alabama. Furthermore, IAW the POA Magazine there are other senior residents with very same connections! I could simply go on- but I think readeres of this review get the point!

    Also, in ERCPOA, most houses have cracked driveways, foundations, etc… I have pictures move, of their own accord as if the house is still settling. I have lived all over the world, and in regions with seismic activity and never had this occur! Furthermore, IAW the POA’s Property Management Company, their are sink holes all over the sub-division, major repairs have been done to bridges, and drains, as well as electrical hubs, etc.. I have contacted the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) several times, with no response- asking numerous questions- such as if this sub-division was built on old landfill. Oddly, the POA put out a notice about children not playing in a “dredge pond” on property behind ERCPOA! I happened to look at satellite imagery on an IPhone app. and noticed said “dredge pond” was an active mining operation. Coincidentally, ADEM has authorized the Alabama Home Builders Association, among others to be Quality Control (QC) for mining operations in the State of Alabama. I will let readers of this review judge which rabbit hole(s) to go down with that…. (However I did contact the local media about it with, yet again, no response!)

    Also, the POA by-laws, covenants etc… for this neighborhood were written by lawyers and have so many changes and addenda taht the average person, would have significant difficulty in “De-coding” them, etc….

    At end of day- I hate my house, have had nightmares about it, as well as other family members, and really would like to “dump-it” and tried with little success, oddly again- among other things- like trying to purchase other homes- that supposedly the Builders “had never made that kind of mistake on,” prior to purchasing this one!

    Mr.Lucas quote: “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will because we destroyed ourselves. —Abraham Lincoln” is very appropriate as it is in keeping with “A shady government influences the moral behavior of its citizens” -Quoted From Scientific American Mind-Behavior & Society Article “National Corruption Breeds Personal Dishonesty-A shady government influences the moral behavior of its citizens” by By Simon Makin on March 1, 2017″

    As best I can tell researching this topic extensively a while back, HOA/POA’s appear to have become prevalent around the time of the Civil-Rights act of the 1960’s. If this is in fact correct, then it could possibly be a major factor in why our Government refuses to address this issue in the US at the highest levels- but once again leave that for readers of this review to decide, figure out or further research as would make a fantastic Graduate level research topic on civil-rights, etc…..

    Mr. Lucas hits it out of the ball-park completely with this book, and only wish our elected officials at both the state and national level would take time to read it!

  6. Dr Gary Solomon is a real mess and a liar.

    I’ve known doctor Gary since 2010. I’ve been waiting since May 2017 to get an on camera interview.

    He was to help me get my money from the state of California for being bullied for 3 generations at a Condo named Park Plaza Towers. My Great Aunt L V Bergeron ( one of the first woman plastic surgeons in America) Grandmother Verna B Doherty and my mother were all denied having a dog from 1999-2017 I was removed and my property, my house money everything is being taken from me as the County of San Mateo refuses to accept that I have been labeled bipolar and made a danger to society because I am an expert in condo law.

    I have permission from the voters of the state of California to grow medical Cannabis. The HOA let the resident manager grow medical cannabis the HOA had me taken away and falsely put in a looney bin. I hired a lawyer. Sid he has been working with the judge 55 years.

    I went to the Sacramento on 20 June 18and told Marjorie Murray and Senator Wiekoski that Park Plaza Towers has had illegal elections for 13 years
    I was there I lived it. Ross T Hite, Helene Zimmerman, Marjorie Murray will not stand behind me as I had the right to grow medical cannabis in 2004. Taking a loss if income of the millions. I had all permission and paperwork from Oaksterdam as well as OCBC. My mother’s lawyer said he wanted to be a part of my grow operation “Johnny Appleweed “SM
    Until my mother died, everyone in the condo had me locked up without due process. The judge Miram is crooked and will not look at my video evidence of elder abuse and financial elder abuse and since I am perceived as mentally ill I should be protected by the federal government (I am not being protected)

    The police agencies and lawyers are ignorant of what I know and will not allow me my 1363.05(H), 4710, EUCA, PPP- Parking, $15M, Pets, $15M, Pot $15

    He was to help me and now he is getting a restraining order against me. I was to be on your show with my mother’s friend you (Shu) and he both
    Mike Chandra (SF Police, former) said you would have us on the show.

    I am developing a book/board game “HOA Hell! The Condo Castaway from Park Plaza Towers” that CAI wants to copy my ideas that I have read in emails. Kelvin Nanny, Steve Weil, Andrea O’Toole, Joan CAI, all knew my mother Nancy of California Concierge 650 420 DBA of San Mateo County, yet no one will help (Shu) -YOU!!

    My mother knew AB 860, and Sec 504 titles ll & lll
    She wrote to the department of Justice back in 2012. Since her passing I have found HER authored paperwork where she herself was to take Park Plaza Towers into receivership in 2012 the lawyers ignored he wishes. I have been trying to enforce the governing documents and house rules since 1987 were the try to tell me the parking spots are assigned so they can steal them from me and my grandma.

    I overpaid property taxes. I was made to take a psychological tests four times. If I must take the mental tests. Everyone in the 44 door CID must take a test. Otherwise it is discrimination the Park Plaza Towers engaged in vexatious litigation. There should be anti SLAPP here, I am being defamed as I am an expert in Condo Laws in California.

    I should hold the US patent service mark for “Johnny Appleweed” SM this is a conflict with my mothers former lawyer as he said he wanted to be a part of this whole thing while my mother was alive. Once dead he tells everyone I am bipolar and OFF my meds. He is an idiot who defends priests not condo homeowners who like to smoke weed like a chimney.

    I have the right to speak at the open meeting, I have the right to know why I was fired as manager when they decided not to reimburse me for using my parking from 1987- 2017 $300 a day, bicycle’s under the stairway $900,000.00 Tim Ho & Cynthia talk about arbitrary rules enforcement. I got harassed walking Kathleen Finnegans little dog ADA protected animal I was the paid dog walker. She gave me a $2,000 tip, baby!! Christmas bonus!!!
    God bless Kathleen and little Alice a dog I sat and walked. I love animals and machinery. People are sheeple I used to like people, then they ruined it!
    Thank you for nothing Gary, Rodney of The HOAX and every other pretend to be friends. The police commissioner of SF former said he knew more about condos than me and my mother -FAT CHANCE my mother knew the condo law better than the lawyers she knew Medical Cannabis too. We were standing up for the lone token black woman of the building and look what it got me. I stood up for the little old ladies and they corn holed my Mother and me Robert Howie’s terminology not my speech.

    How about a reality tv animated gameshow called “Face you 66 accusers” as I have 66 persons in the news paper defaming me saying that I am bipolar and need meds to function in society. It was made up by Robert “Skip” Howie go ahead call me a liar. (Everybody does). Check with Dr. Phil and see when me and Dr. Gary vegetables gone wild, as well as the planet 13 will be on the Dr. Phil show. Dr. Gary Solomon wants me to set it up with you, Shu.

    Just call up Avery Manders at 323.956.5000
    Ask for 66 lie detector tests.
    For $5-6 bucks you can have the news paper articles yourself. Plaintiffs (fake news) I was the defendant now I hold a blank CIV -110 without my signature???

    I guess I need around $800,000.00 in legal fees from Park Plaza Towers for failing to give me IDR/ADR through Ann Bers at PCRC (3-4) times refused.
    SINCE 2007 as a resident the CCR’s state that is a requirement as per Davis Stirling Act ad well.

    Crooked from “Judges to the Janitors”
    “Condo Castaway” TM $0 so far in the red.
    Monopoly board game ?????????

    P Johnny Appleweed McErlain
    NO EMAIL SERVICES / NO SERVICE ANIMALS

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