Alright, so I must admit that I sometimes beat up on the HOA Board and I do often hear others criticize it too. First, let distinguish between the Board members and American Management Services [AMS]. The Board is made up of volunteer residents who give up their time to make important decisions to keep Brittan Heights the desirable place it is today. AMS on the other hand is a professional management organization that is paid for the services it provides.
The Board make decisions that I believe are in the best interest of this unique San Carlos complex. I think it’s a fairly thankless job. The meetings I attended (before they kicked me out for not being a resident) were sparsely attended. The few people that showed up either needed an architectural application approved or were there to complain. None one showed to simply say “good job, thank you for taking time out of your schedule to help!” Sometimes the Board seems overly strict with their compliance, but keeping the residents of 433 units happy must be like herding cats and as soon as you let one go astray it all starts falling apart. The recent law suit which named individual Board members can’t have gone over well either with these volunteers whom were just trying to do a good job for the community.
So allow me to suggest that next time you go before the Board for something, start by thanking them for their service.