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Foothills HOA board needs many changes now

This letter to the editor is reprinted from the Ahwatukee Foothills News, June 24, 2020.

Author: George Lemley

To the homeowners in the Foothills HOA:

I was brought up to be a helper and would now like to help our troubled homeowners with the HOA.

I am George Lemley, a 31 year resident of The Foothills. In my work life, I was an X-ray technician for two decades and later owned and operated a medical equipment distributorship, selling diagnostic medical test equipment. I taught doctors and staff how to use their equipment for best patient outcomes.

Although I am now retired, my desire to help continues. Attending the Foothills board HOA meetings this last year has made me want to help our HOA meet homeowner needs better.

To be fair, the obvious large maintenance jobs have been attended to but so many other important issues are ignored.

Before the virus was announced, with petition in hand, I personally met with 260 homeowners in our HOA. 250 of them were eager to sign the petition because they want term limits, transparency, electronic voting and bylaws update.

Meeting with those people gave me a very good feeling for the quality of people in our community. They deserve better.

Many of the people I met with didn't know specifics of what the HOA was doing but they did have specifics they knew weren't being attended to.

The general feeling was things weren't as good as they could be as evidenced by the many grievances they shared with me. They felt the HOA doesn't care about the individual homeowner very much.

I am running for the Board and if elected I will work for those issues listed above but also for a closer, friendlier relationship with the owners of our community. It shouldn't be so hard to either find out what our HOA is doing or to change what they have done in the past.

Please vote for the reform petition but including term limits this July 30 and vote for me in the following election, probably September.

We need a change, well…many changes.

George Lemley

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