I am a 25-year resident and homeowner in Discovery Bay. I am a member in good standing of the Discovery Bay Property Owners Association and was awarded the DBPOA Hero award for my support in 1987.
After many years of watching this self-serving organization, witnessing the arrogance and rudeness of some elected and appointed directors to residents, myself included, I feel that we need to pull in the reins. While attending the ballot counting at the Presbyterian Church of the recently failed DBPOA election to change the bylaws and raise the dues, I watched a DBPOA official lay his hands on and to try to deny access to a gentleman and resident who was also there to witness the ballot counting. I say enough is enough.
Many residents of Discovery Bay believe that the DBPOA maintains the Discovery Bay entrance but the facts are that it manages no common interest property. None!
The landscaping at the entrance is managed by the CSD.
If finances were an issue, why wasn’t this request for an increase of dues included with the recent director ballot? This would have saved the cost of postage. If $125 were needed six months ago, why only $50 now? The reason the organization needs more money is due to its own flawed actions. Look at the money that is spent on attorneys and legal. Even the insurance companies must be worried, as evidenced by the premiums that are charged to cover the actions of the directors and officers.
I encourage you to visit www.dbpoac.com for the facts and history of the DBPOA.
This DBPOA member in good standing is Voting NO.
Edwin F. Coats Jr., Discovery Bay