I would like to correct some misstatements of fact in Michael Hinz’s recent Opinion article (“Shame on Gee and Pulte,” AFN, July 20). As Hinz serves as secretary on a board of directors of a large HOA (according to Linda Swain’s posting on the Nextdoor website, he was identified as president; however, the Arizona Corporate Commission records reflect his position as secretary), he should read the document(s) in question prior to commenting on it. If he had, he would have realized that the deed restriction for the former Lakes golf course does not provide Ahwatukee Board of Management (ABM) any enforcement rights, nor are they subject to assessments. In fact, the ABM is not even described in the document. ABM is one of approximately 5,300 “benefitted” parties identified in Exhibit “B” of the document. This consists of all landowners within the (true) Ahwatukee boundary. The ABM was not “seduced” by the property /owner, or anyone else, into not enforcing the deed restriction. In the future, I might suggest a little research prior to bashing a fellow HOA.

Robert Blakesley

General manager, Ahwatukee Board of Management

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