As a member of the now-disbanded Bylaws Revision Committee (BRC), I voiced concern about the current proposal to reduce the quorum requirement for amending the Bylaws. Other options for voting percentage requirements were raised and discussed during our work on this particular revision. However, the option that is now being put forth by the OVA BOD is the most extreme option we discussed for reducing the voting percentage to approve Bylaws changes.
WHAT WOULD SUCH A CHANGE, IF APPROVED, MEAN FOR THE OAKMONT COMMUNITY?
It will allow a future Board to propose and guarantee a special interest agenda, because a minority vote of 401 (12.5% of Oakmont residents – based on eligible voting power of 3200) can vote to approve any new or amended bylaws.
If the currently discussed provision is put to a OVA membership vote, I urge a NO VOTE on the proposed Article XI revision.
A NO VOTE will keep the current bylaw requirement of 50% + 1 of Oakmont’s eligible voting power. This MAJORITY requirement preserves the rights of Oakmont’s voting power.
AND A FINAL NOTE:
I SINCERELY HOPE THAT THE BOARD WILL FEATURE A POINT AND COUNTERPOINT ARTICLE IN THE OAKMONT NEWS FOR THIS BYLAW QUORUM PROPOSAL. OUR HOA COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER REACHES EVERY OAKMONT HOUSEHOLD. THE COUNTERPOINT MUST BE AN UNEDITED COUNTER ARGUMENT TO THE OVA BOARD POSITION.