Just another reason to avoid living in any community with an organized home owners association...
I can't imagine any benefit to having to ask a group of yayhoos which flowers I can pick in my own yard, or what tree I can plant, or how many trees I can have, or what color I can paint my house.. Sounds kind of communist to me.. and don't even think of telling me I can't ride my motorcycle through the neighborhood.
About 10 years ago, I lived in Canyon Lake. They NEVER ALLOWED STREET MOTORCYCLES THROUGH THE FRONT/BACK GATES. Period.
Please remember, most people who live in Canyon Lake are run roughshod by the Canyon Lake Owners association. A bunch of control freaks. Try getting a boat on the lake sometime, or make a right-turn on the lake to pick up a downed waterskier. It's like a gulag. And the tickets aren't cheap.
The place sucks, and should be burnt to the ground. I'd rather live in Lake Elsinore anyway (if I had the choice).
HO associations indeed stink. But they do serve a purpose other than to cater to control nutbags....Corporate Gypsies - you KNOW who you are, you gutless wonders - tend to like restrictive covenant communities due to the perception of a more stable resale value. And because of: more people like us!
As for me, I decide where I live. Not some creep of a corp VP.
I wonder if the rule was changed to a noise ordance i.e. you can ride your motocycle if it has a proper muffler if the vote would have been different. The GPTB crowd that loves loud pipes is killing it for all motorcyclist. Up in Vancouver BC they are enacting noise ordances cause of the Harley crowd and their after market pipes..
I remember when i was back up in BC one summer, the entire night you'd hear the harley riders gunning the ***** out of their engines up and down the main drag till 2-4 in the morning...it sucked. I'm more than happy to stick with a stock exhaust system if it'd get the damn harley rides off the ***** streets.
I have a weekend place in a very well known northern California coastal development that has a notorious HA and a very comprehensive set of rules... and I really don't have any problems with it. I knew what the deal was when I bought in.
The rules work both ways, they limit what I can do and they protect me from the bad taste and bad ideas of others.
If ya don't like the deal, don't buy. Simple as that. WTF should anybody care how some other little community manages their own internal affairs?
You've got it right. It's simply the fascism of sheeple who think that they have the right to restrict any behavior in others that they think that might cost them a buck. And they fear anything that looks different. Helmet nazis, smoking nazis, junk food nazis, property values nazis, etc..... same attitude... same @$$holes. Each one will come up with a million different reasons why THEIR particular pet fascism is okay.
The bikers should redo this every year since it costs the HOA tens of thousands of dollars each time. Hit the despots where they live. In fact, since so many HD owners are attorneys, they should simply tie up the HOA with a constant stream of nuisance lawsuits until they give up.