Sometimes when i write of all things Sun City, it may come across as being critical. I learned a long time ago of the importance of careful self-evaluations. Without looking at both our good and our bad, we fail to see clearly where we are and where we want to go. I tend to do that organizationally as well. In another thread, i said the GM has done an overall good job. I meant it, she is strong, decisive and well versed in running the community. My biggest problems with her were regarding an employee who impacted Sun City and she left run pretty much unfettered; the good the bad and the ugly of his work. The other aspect was/is more a board problem. They need be strong enough willed to run the organization., not the other way around. In that thread I said my recollection was there was a point where the Rec Centers of Sun City (RCSC) and the Rec Centers of Sun City West (RCSCW) had rec fees within dollars of one another on a yearly basis. Sometimes that's scary because my memory isn't always that good. Our GM was spot on when she got here and one of her first observations was a flat rate fee per household assessments would make the budgeting process far more effective. It was a challenge because the per person rate was included in the facilities agreement and it couldn't be changed. The board grandfathered those with it, and it clearly created some resentments in the community. With grandfathering, only time cures those inequities. And for singles buying into Sun City, there is always going to be some feelings of being short-changed. But most of the animosity came because neighbors were paying a singles only (when grandfathered). The good news is if they don't like it, they don't have to buy here...they have that choice. Imagine my surprise today reading some old newspaper articles from 1999 and i found these numbers: Sun City Rec Fees single rate; $130, two people $260. Sun City West rec fees; single rate $133, two people $266. That is a three and 6 dollar difference per year. Fast-forward to today: Sun City; lot assessment fee: $496. Sun City West new rate this year: Single rate: $460 and two person rate and two person household $920 (actually i think it's a tad higher but this amplifies what has happened in the past twenty years). Kudo's to the GM for her forward thinking and to the board for taking the crap they did to get there.