Re: Voting rights
From: S. Kashdan (
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2019 23:39:40 -0700 (PDT)

At Jackson Place Cohousing, in urban Seattle, Washington State, all 
residents can vote on all decisions that are brought to community business 
meetings, except those involving finances. Jackson Place Cohousing is 
legally organized as a condominium, so our financial decisions have to be 
made by the votes of homeowners. Each owned unit has one vote. If there are 
two or more owners for one home, they must decide among themselves before 
casting their one vote for the financial decision. This is specified in our 
basic legal documents and follows state law.

There are some decisions that are not made at community business meetings, 
but left to our various teams, such as our landscape team, our 
operations/facilities maintenance team, our kitchen team, etc. But if anyone 
living here, including a renter,  has concerns about any decisions that are 
being made by the teams, those concerns can be brought to a community 
business meeting where they can be discussed and possibly reversed.


Sylvie Kashdan
Community Outreach Liaison
Jackson Place Cohousing
800 Hiawatha Place South
Seattle, WA 98144
info [at]

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "CJ Q" <homeschoolvideo [at]>
To: <cohousing-l [at]>
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 6:39 PM
Subject: [C-L]_ Voting rights

Does anyone know how it originated that each house gets one vote
especially when it is on an item that might’ve been blocked ?   Do most
communities do one household one vote or are there other ways ?
 I’m just doing some research
Emerson Commons Virginia
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