The Sun City Home Owners Association (SCHOA, which is free standing from the RCSC) is looking for your thoughts on the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R's). For those of you unfamiliar with them, they are a part of your deed restrictions filed with the county when you buy the property. You can find them here. I've written this often, but it's worth repeating: SCHOA is unlike any other Home Owners Association anywhere. Even our counterpart PORA in Sun City West is different. Their enforcement is limited to letter writing and trying to resolve problems internally. Once a home owner in SCW refuses to comply, the Rec Centers of Sun City West (RCSCW) becomes the organization that adjudicates it. In Sun City, SCHOA is the end-all-be-all. They deal with every complaint from start to finish. Most people have no idea, but they handle thousands of complaints each year, resolving 90% of them quickly with the most challenging taking longer (up to and including going to court for a judgement). While folks rip SCHOA because they don't like something in their neighborhood, the simple fact is SCHOA can only enforce what are in the deed restrictions on file at the county. And in my mind, the beauty of our CC&R's is the simplicity in complying with them. Other communities have bibles on what you can and cannot do. Horrible way to live in my mind. Of late, the biggest gripe has been about detached garages. It's been an issue for years and sadly the misunderstanding by some is they can't have them. The CC&R's are clear, they are legal as long as they meet the set-backs and are in the back half of the property. Corner lots are the most easy to configure a detached garage and obviously are the most visible. In an effort to address the concerns, SCHOA has formed a committee to study what if anything need be done about the CC&R's. They meet the 4th Friday of every month at 10:30 at SCHOA's offices and they are open to the public. In addition, SCHOA is soliciting comments from community members. They just posted an on-line survey and you can find the link to it here. Take a moment and let them know what you think. When owners get involved, it is how the community works best.