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“You have the power to evict them, but you don’t have the power to impose the more moderate, reasonable fine. It’s like either you can warn them without any enforcement power, or you can go after them with a bazooka. There’s no in-between.”

“I’ve been told I’m a benign dictator. When I have to consult, I consult. When I don’t have to, and I can make a decision, I make a decision.”
—Board President

We worked for a board with a president who wanted to control everything. When we quit, she said, ‘You can’t quit! The board didn’t vote on it!’ Even when we wanted to quit, she said we couldn’t. Now that’s crazy.”
—Property Manager

“The last five or six years on the board, I have been so busy with the board, my business, and volunteer duties that I just come home, eat, sleep, and say, ‘Hi!’ to my wife. I don’t do much else these days.”
—Board President

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