In 2021, Sun City Home Owners Association received 3,834 complaints and in 2022 we received 4,893.
We had a 28% increase, which averages out to approximately 19 calls per day. The top complaints were concerning the condition of properties and vehicle issues that include parking violations and commercial vehicles. SCHOA does take every complaint seriously. Each complaint is investigated and goes through a process. Unfortunately, cases aren’t settled overnight. Some cases take longer than others and can be complicated.
We currently have 20 cases that we have forwarded to our attorney. These cases include underage violations, vehicle/parking violations, condition of property, and a few have a combination of several of these issues. With each case, we have tried to work with the homeowner and have asked numerous times for them to get into compliance with the CC&Rs. For whatever reason, they have chosen not to, so we had no choice but to move forward with legal action and will continue to do so. The legal process takes time and is expensive for both SCHOA and the homeowner. SCHOA does seek reimbursement for all legal fees from the homeowner.
SCHOA has been an advocate for Sun City since 1963. Not only is SCHOA responsible for the enforcement of the CC&Rs, which include protecting our age overlay, but we also keep an eye on legislation that could be detrimental to our community. We will be working against the proposed EPCOR wastewater rate increase and consolidation attempt that will go before the Arizona Corporation Commission this year.
With that said, we have nearly 27,500 homes in Sun City and less than 5,000 of our homeowners are actual members of SCHOA. As I’ve said before, I am not sure why our founders created a homeowners association that is fully responsible for enforcing our CC&Rs for the community but made the membership and financial support voluntary.
A common misunderstanding is that homeowners think their SCHOA membership is included when they pay their mandatory recreation fees. SCHOA memberships are not included in your Recreation Centers of Sun City mandatory fees.
To support our efforts, I ask that you become a SCHOA member. Membership is only $25 per year and is ultimately an investment into our community. If you have further questions and would like to become a member you can visit SunCityHoa.org or contact our office at 623-974-4718. For those who are members — thank you! We appreciate your support!
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.