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Rolf: Respect, obey Sun City CC&Rs, join SCHOA


We all know every Sun City property owner agreed to honor the Sun City HOA covenants, conditions and restrictions by signing a civil contract at closing.

The only way Sun City HOA rules can work is for all property owners to voluntarily honor their word. But some residents exempt themselves from the same CC&Rs we all agreed to follow before moving to Sun City. The rules are no secret. Compliance seems to be the hard part. Rule violators create ever changing excuses of convenience to justify their neighborhood disrupting CC&R violations. It’s a troubling reality for Sun City CC&R complying residents who invested heavily to buy property here.

Unless Sun City residents become actively involved with HOA solutions, Sun City faces a bleak future thanks to all the CC&R violators. Maricopa County Board of Supervisors could simply remove the county senior age overlay this retirement community is based on. A move that means debilitating tax increases to fund a startup city government. All of the well-funded Recreation Centers of Sun City buildings are waiting to become a city hall, school administration building, police stations and other municipal buildings if Sun City ever becomes incorporated.

There are hundreds of senior-focused businesses that would be impacted or even eliminated if Sun City ever lost its senior age overlay. This is the hard reality that Sun City faces thanks to game playing CC&R violators.

The solutions are not “someone else’s” responsibility. The solutions are the responsibility of every CC&R complying Sun City resident who wants to keep Sun City the active retirement community it is. Attend SCHOA meetings. Bring solutions and ideas. Become involved. Rules complying property owners have a lot on the line and a lot to protect. Otherwise, CC&R violators will continue to destroy Sun City and force Maricopa County to remove the senior age overlay.

If complacency wins, we all loose. And it will be our own fault.

Editor’s Note: We’d like to invite our readers to submit their civil comments, pro or con, on this issue. Email AZOpinions@iniusa.org.