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HOA madates that garage doors remain open during the day.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by InValhalla, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. InValhalla

    InValhalla

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    If you live in this CA community, you now have to leave your garage door(s) open during the day.... all day...8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

    www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/homeowners-association-enacts-insane-policy-forcing-residents-to-keep-garage-doors-open/ar-BBIagwc?li=BBnbfcL

    So as not to jump to conclusions without knowing all the facts, maybe there's a clause that says "You can close the doors if you're not home"... but I would be surprised if that were true, in light of why they came up with the rule in the first place.

    You want to just ask them, "Did you think this one through?" "I mean, really think it through?."

    An open garage door is nothing more than a billboard inviting someone to steal your stuff, or with no cars sitting in the garage - "Hey, no one is home. Come on in!"

    Won't happen? True story... Brother and sister-in-law live at the circle end of a neighborhood cul-de-sac. Middle of the day. Sister-in-law and niece were sitting in their kitchen. With only a wall between them and the garage. Garage door open. Niece opens the inside door to the garage - "Mom, where's the car?!?!"

    Police found it a few hours later on the beltway. Two flat tires, passenger side flattened from sliding along guard rail, everything in the car gone.

    Police figure they saw the convertible in the garage, top down, slipped the car into neutral, rolled it out of the garage into the street, then started it up and drove off.

    Nobody along the street saw a thing.

    Do you and your wife really want to go away; leaving your kid(s) at home by themselves... with the garage doors wide open... telling everyone no one is home?

    Add to that the state wide sanctuary status - recipe for disaster. Idiots!

    IV
     
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  2. B C

    B C

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    This is like an advertisement for hot leads for the local criminals.
     
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    What a ****ed world this has become.
     
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    time to have all kinds of offensive stuff staged in the garage.
     
  5. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

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    This is an easy way for the HOA to determine that you are not "hiding" something not "permitted" in your garage. Those in control hate to see a cluttered domicile. This will help to stop you from doing "stuff" that your overlords don't want you to do.

    I'm quite sure that if they could, they would mandate a means to be better able to see into your house too, to control what you said and did, along with the things you use to do it.
     
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    If I lived there, I guess I know where I'd set up my new S&M dungeon and XXX Porn viewing theater - screen facing the street of course.
     
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    Most around here have just the opposite they must be closed if you’re not in route going in or out. Or actively working from the garage
     
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    janice6 Silver Member

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    No one more intolerant than a small person with a little authority. The urge to dominate is to great to overcome when you feel ineffectual in everyday life. P on 'em.
     
  10. Glock1911

    Glock1911 Triggered!

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    My lawyer would require a thorough examination of the documents containing the justification for this policy.

    I'd be tempted to paint a one fingered salute on my garage door and keep it closed.
     
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    "My opener's broken"
    "Why can't you fix it?"
    "Well, I would but you see I keep having to use that money to pay you *******s every month."

    :rofl:
     
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    Taco Junkie Female bicycle seat thief

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    This is enacting regressive policy and exactly what all regressives want. "Control my life, tell me what to do, when to do it, what to think through your mass medias. I'm too weak to have independent thinking and control for myself and my family. And don't forget my EBT card."
     
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    My mom's 82 year old BF was president of a HOA. Everyone despised him. Didn't take long before my mom despised him. I actually prefer the hood. We keep our, truck, travel trailer, boat and Harley rat here at the house!
     
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    Paul53 Jedi school drop out.

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    WTF? Now I could see keeping your bedroom curtains open at night, though.
     
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    It does sound like a very poorly thought out rule with the potential for causing more problems than it solves.
     
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    You people that sign on to this crap, and elect them above you, deserve everything you get.
     
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    We sold one of our homes on the coast because of HOA rules.
    I was on the board, got sick of board members getting wavers
    when Joe home owner could not get the same waver. Power DOSE go straight to some peoples heads.
     
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