Re: Question: Flyers in the Commonhouse
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 20:54:07 -0600 (MDT)
Just another viewpoint from someone who lives in the same community w/
Sharon -- I LIKE the flyers -- don't find them offensive.  While I don't
often agree w/ the viewpoint expressed in them, I like knowing what's
"cooking" out there.  I think it's an expression of what others in the
community are interested in and so I want to know what THEYare concerned
about enough to leave a flyer.  I consider it a service by those who put
them there.

I know that others in our community feel as Sharon does --a viewpoint from
one who is very considerate and concerned about how our CH looks.  She has
been a real stand for this.  It's just not the only viewpoint about how our
CH might look.

This is what makes cohousing so interesting to live in -- we get to work all
this stuff out while people in traditional neighborhoods get to what?
It's been so long I forget what I used to do before I discussed flyers by
the mailboxes.'s not about's about relationships:
creating them, splintering them, redeeming them over and over again -- and
that is endlessly fascinating to me.  (Eloquent thoughts for 9:30 a.m. --
this is what happens when I eat a peanut butter sandwich for breakfast.)

I can't wait to see what kind of email I get from my community on this
one...   :-)

Ann Zabaldo

Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC. -- America's
zabaldo [at]

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sharon Villines" <sharon [at]>
To: "Cohousing-L" <cohousing-l [at]>
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2002 2:36 PM
Subject: [C-L]_Question: Flyers in the Commonhouse

> Do you have policies about what unsolicited flyers, newspapers,
> bumperstickers, political buttons, etc., can be left in the commonhouse by
> members for others to pick up if wanted?
> I find political solicitations and announcements unwelcome in the
> commonhouse except on the bulletin board provided for them. Even when the
> content is not offensive, they have to be tidied often or they become very
> unsightly and are generally in the way.
> In our space they end up on the mailbox ledge where people have to move
> to get their mail and they get knocked onto the floor. We've tried
> discouraging them and have avoided making a rule but often one thinks
> own cause is worth the irritation to others and after complaints quiet,
> appear again.
> Sharon
> --
> Sharon Villines
> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
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