I can’t believe that I totally forgot about the MCA member meeting at Canyon’s End yesterday afternoon. I took a day off on Sunday and Monday morning I was in WORK mode — had lots to do. I didn’t think about the meeting until I got an email about it last night.
That doesn’t mean that I wasn’t working on MCA stuff and I’ve been thinking a lot about their letter with the completely FALSE accusations of me being disruptive and threatening members and the board. In fact, I have been threatened, yelled at, told to go back to where I came from (Germany), harassed with demands for my visa or alien card by one member and the Indian lady with the long hair who regularly attends board meetings tried to slam the door in my face on the way out of the MCA building.
The best proof that the MCA board allegations are false is the video of the October board meeting.
I uploaded the video recording of the 10/13/12 board meeting to YouTube:10/13/12 MCA Board Meeting
I transferred this video from my $1,200+ digital camera to my new computer and if you can’t understand what they’re saying, that’s because of the awful acoustics in the MCA auditorium. If I had a few extra hours I could probably figure out how to get rid of the echo, but I’m too busy. I could also prepare a transcript, but again, unlike most residents, we are NOT retired and we have things to do. If you have time to prepare a transcript, I’ll be glad to post it!
The MCA board did NOT allow me to speak and it did NOT provide me with the agenda for the meeting as I had requested in writing.
I did NOT receive the minutes and other documents I had requested in writing numerous times. The meeting lasted only about 10 minutes. One member attended the meeting because she does not use a computer and she wants to get the Monitor, but she did not get to speak at all.
I’ve heard that the MCA members at the Canyon’s End meetings are concerned with misuse of MCA funds.
I know next to nothing about the MCA finances aside from what’s published in the Monitor. I have NO idea why they pay about $4,000/month for maintenance SALARIES and another $4,000/month for office staff. That’s INSANE!!!
I heard that Tom O’Keeffe gets paid for that sorry excuse of a website at http://mca-az.org/ and I don’t know how much he gets paid.
That would be an excellent question to ask at the next meeting!
As of today, 11/6/12, the MCA Events page lists only PAST events. Not even the board meeting is listed. And the links to the Monitor are STILL messed up. I informed the MCA at least half a year ago that the links weren’t working.
Whoops! The page could not be found. Try giving it another chance below
I had to correct the URL to http://mca-az.org/monitor_issues/2012NovDec.pdf to get the Monitor. There is some interesting info about planned power upgrades and Suzanne Newell’s news and a few scenic pictures. The baby of people I don’t know, huh?
Of course the Monitor does not contain any mention of the many unhappy members, the calls for the board to resign and my petition for the dissolution of the MCA.
Also NOT in the Monitor: Minutes of board and committee meetings (bylaws, architectural, finance …) or ANY info whatsoever about the MCA board / committee activities.
Most of what’s in the Monitor has already been published in the Meadview News and is completely unrelated to the MCA.
So I’ll be at the board meeting this Saturday at 9 AM to video record and I will stay at the MCA for a while after the meeting to listen to members’ concerns, answer questions, explain the options the members have and what will happen when the ABSENTEE OWNERS (huge majority of votes) and many locals vote to dissolve the MCA.
NOW is the time to work out a compromise or LOSE the income from the annual $35 dues for about 4,500 lots.