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ALTACITIES®, an acronym for "ALTERNATE CITIES", is the web moniker for the neighborhood of sites, blogs and locations created and managed by @ALTALOMAN, in reference to our first web journals and blogging activity when residents of Alta Loma in Southern California. In 2011, we moved but these ALTACITIES ® remain in the form of common interest developments ▶http://flip.it/VQOxZn on Flipboard
The SocialCurrentSee found on this site deals largely with common interest developments, aka homeowner associations or HOAs, now the dominant housing development type in California and much of the rest of the nation.  For the numbers, see this DATA.

▶ Many of the sources archived and flipped here are found in my TWITTER feed and searches like the archive found below.


▶ Whether one owns a townhouse, raw land in a subdivision, a gated-community home, a shack in zoned jungle, or part stake in a condominium complex the majority of people who live there are often not always thrilled about the …

#Blogger 'Nine'▶ #SocialCurrentSee

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Nine separate blogs occupy the ALTACITIES neighborhood on Blogger at this time.  The flagship location is our AltaConnect blog, an archive location for matters relating to common interest developments, aka homeowner association or HOAs.  All nine blogs in the neighborhood have undergone a facelift and design format change as of March 2017, but the common interests of the content remains the same.
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Andi Stevenson knew her life would never be same after purchasing her new condo on Euphoria Lane. On day one, she finds the body of the homeowners association president. Day two, she discovers the property manager is her former fiancé. Day three, the new president begins his campaign of violation letters to force her to move. Day four, her sister, the owner of a detective agency, needs her help with the investigation of the murder. And day five, a full scale neighborhood war!


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#HOA 'Gray Laws'▶ #SocialCurrentSee

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Flip②▶ #SocialCurrentSee by #ALTACITIES and #CANSWERIST▶ Circa 1985 and the origins of the California Davis-Stirling Act governing HOAs pic.twitter.com/AImrsBR9SB — Mike Foxworth (@ALTALOMAN) March 14, 2017 With more than 9 million Californians as homeowners, residents of common interest developments (aka homeowner associations or HOAs), it stands to reason that there is a specific body of law to help govern these communities. Of course, that law is the Davis-Stirling Act (DSL), extant since 1985.
Did you know? The prime-position author of that law, the notable former and recalled Gov. Gray Davis actually did not write the law, but relied upon a San Diego law professor for the content with cooperation from fellow attorney and former CA Assemblyman Lawrence Stirling. The summary story is shared in the archive above.

Actually, the origin and authorship standings for the Davis-Stirling Act is not really that unusual in California.  In order to get bills passed, legislators often colla…

#DSL*▶ #SocialCurrentSee

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▶ This LINK takes readers to a PETITION location regarding an urgent TRILOGY GLEN IVY matter: The long-neglect repairs for the common interest area lakes, specifically Lake#16, in our community. If you live in TGI, please sign the petition.
What, when, how to petition HOA board for a special meeting?
▶ ALTACITIES ▶ https://t.co/HeZ7p1juoT — Mike Foxworth (@ALTALOMAN) March 1, 2017
*DSL = Davis-Stirling Law for common interest developments (aka homeowner associations or HOAs) in California

Sometimes, special meetings can't be avoided for common interest developments, those residential communities that function as “private governments,” as opposed to real civil and civic authorities like cities and states. Truly, that’s why this blogger calls them ALTACITIES.  Typically, such meetings are called to cover a controversial issue.  Often, homeowners seek to vent and resolve an issue about a board action or lack of action.  If you have never been involved in calli…

#Watchdogs▶ #SocialCurrentSee

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WHAT is an HOA WATCHDOG?▶  Do they really exist?AltaCITIES▶ http://flip.it/B0Imjt▶ via @flipboard
ALTACITIES® CANSWERIST® blogs here and archives for SocialCurrentSee®


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Readership of newspapers is clearly declining. Print journalism business is dying.  No wonder, then, that journalistic coverage of common interest developments (aka HOAs) is virtually non-existent.  Web and social media sources like blogs, Twitter, and YouTube offer some coverage of HOA subjects with a somewhat effective investigative (watchdog) slant. This blog as well as our SocialCurrentSee endeavor to archive some of this content.

With some 9 million California residents living in HOAs, this may be the largest population in the state without free press coverage of their communities. Yes, to the dismay of many, there is really very little mainstream media coverage of common interest developments, the communities where an ever growing number of homeowners and r…