Curious, how many of you know we have Covenants, Condition's and Restrictions (CC&R's) and what they actually say? For that matter, how many of you know the Sun City Home Owners Association (SCHOA) and the Rec Centers of Sun City (RCSC) are two different organizations? One of the things that drives me wild is how little so many know about Sun City and how we function. The good news is, most of the regulars on this site are better informed and know at the least the basics. That puts you miles ahead of the masses. I won't belabor my frustrations from last years anger over a vendor on the SCHOA list. Suffice to say i was livid. That said, we never quit the organization, it's just too darn important to not be a member. At the end of 2017 several new board members were elected and new officers put in place. I was pleased with those joining the board as it appeared they were going back to their roots...which is first and foremost CC&R enforcement. In the past month i was asked to join a small committee to look at our CC&R"s. Rather than make you go looking, here is a link to them. They are fairly simple to read and understand, other than some crossover sections that seem to counteract one another. The reality is they have in one form or another existed for near on 50 years. They were amended by community vote in 1998/1999. So we are clear, these are the only things SCHOA has the authority to enforce. There are those in Sun City who want SCHOA to be more aggressive, but the limitations are pretty clear for those reading them. For example one writer to the Independent newspaper last week suggested SCHOA should stop the green grass being removed from properties. His claims were wildly ridiculous and all he did was expose the fact he knew nor understood nothing about the community. Our first meeting of the CC&R review committee was last week. Good discussion and we felt we were objective enough to understand the enormity of the task to try and rewrite and vote new CC&R's. There are 56 units (geographic designations within Sun City) that would have to pass by majority any new language. No one in the room saw that as a viable option. Most of us familiar with the CC&R's feel they are representative of what is and has worked well. There is some confusion that can be cleared up with "clarifications," but those cannot be expanded on to change the intent and content of what is there. One only has to look at the recent angst over the garages being erected in Sun City to grasp the confusion. Garages are legal as long as they meet the set-backs; end of story. I get it, some people don't like them; just like people didn't like it when their neighbors started putting up fences. Part of the problem is that SCHOA did do some "clarifications" that added to the misunderstandings because they may have gone too far. To help resolve these issues, the committee will work through the summer to try and resolve the questions people have and find ways to reach the community at large. I would love to hear any thoughts from those of you reading this or perhaps any questions you might have.