Your assessment is spot on FYI. Unfortunately it's been that way for a very long time. The general manager is brilliant about creating buy-in by the majority and the minority be damned. Nope, don't fault the gm, she is very good at doing her job. Where we disagree is her job should end at running the day to day operations. If you go back over her tenure you will see she has written most of the language for both By-Laws and Rules and Regulations. She has dramatically changed the structure Sun City was formed under with nary a whimper from whatever board has been in power at the time. We can argue whether it is good or bad to strip rights from the community at large, but for my nickle it was wrong. The funny thing is McAdam might be the smartest board member given her work history. In watching though she appears to rub people the wrong way, at least her co-board members. Personally i like blunt and direct, but too many don't. Predetermined outcomes have been a way of life for the RCSC. As you have noticed, they hate a fly in their soup. Last but not least, you are right, a parliamentarian won't make any decisions for them. He/she would keep them from looking like they don't know what they are doing. That would be a good thing.