Re: renter's role in decision making
From: Gerald Manata (gmanata2003yahoo.com)
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:03:46 -0700 (PDT)
Renters can participate in everything except in decisions regarding community 
expenses since they do not pay dues.  


On Tuesday, July 29, 2014 7:30 PM, Elizabeth Magill <pastorlizm [at] gmail.com> 
wrote:
  



our renters and owners also  have the same decision making role in all 
cohousing decisions.

For HOA decisions (about buildings and the septic and water mostly) only owners 
decide.

-Liz
Elizabeth M. Magill
www.mosaic-commons.org
Berlin, MA
508-450-0431




On Jul 29, 2014, at 8:24 PM, Daniel Lindenberger <daniel [at] smallboxcms.com> 
wrote:

> 
> At Windsong Cohousing we make no distinction between renters and owners in
> terms of decision making, and it's served us well.
> 
> 1) As a community that combines owners and renters, it makes sure that both
> perpsectives are represented.
> 2) It doesn't make the renters feel like second-class citizens, which can
> impede community connection
> 3) We often have renters become owners eventually, and the transition is
> smoother when it's a change in ownership not also a change in community
> status
> 
> In 18 years (I've only been here for 6 of them) I'm not sure we've ever had
> a problem arise from having both renters and owners participate in the
> consensus process.
> 
> Cheers,
> Daniel Lindenberger
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 5:18 PM, Susan Adams <sadams430 [at] gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> Hi all,
>> We are a forming community, and are working on our rental policy.  We are
>> discussing the role of renters in community decisions.   We are a consensus
>> seeking group.  We would love to hear what has worked for you and what has
>> not worked.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Susan
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