Re: Does anyone do voting instead.....
From: Mary Ann Clark (
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 06:28:30 -0700 (PDT)
Here at Manzanita Village in Prescott AZ we use consensus for every decision 
except those those requiring a  vote of the homeowners as mandated by our 
CC&Rs. (We're an HOA for the sake of our state recognition.) Only the 
homeowners can elect the titular board of directors (board mostly rubber stamps 
decisions made by the community as a whole), raise the HOA dues, revise the 
CC&Rs and By Laws and levy special assessments. All other decisions are made by 
the community as a whole including homeowners, renters, and associate members. 
Voting by the homeowners requires a quorum of 1/3 of the households (not 
individuals) participating in person or by absentee ballot. 
The consensus process is divided into 2 forms: what we call simple consensus 
which only requires that the people in the room consense and full consensus the 
use a three-view process that is designed to gain the support of the whole 

We're a 15+ year-old community & this is working well for us. 

Mary Ann
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners 
who make our souls blossom.  Marcel Proust

On Sep 16, 2011, at 10:55 AM, regine <chknsoup1 [at]> wrote:

> .........of consensus or how about a qurom being the number of people 
> who show up for a meeting? Thanks Regine @ Nevada City Coho in 
> California.
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