Special Vote

Make your vote count!

The SBCA will be holding a special vote in May via mail-in ballot on whether to amend the SBCA Master Declaration to provide that vacant lots are subject to the same dues as lots with houses on them. We hope you will vote, and that you will vote for the amendment.

Here's why we need your vote on this important matter:

The SBCA will be holding a special vote in May via mail-in ballot on whether to amend the SBCA Master Declaration to provide that vacant lots are subject to the same dues as lots with houses on them. We hope you will vote, and that you will vote for the amendment. Here's why we need your vote on this important matter:

  • All owners of lots in SBCA, whether vacant or built out, have the same right to use the Bay Club and the same right to vote on SBCA matters, but vacant lots are not subject to dues. This is inherently unfair.
  • The financial burden of paying for the Bay Club and for other SBCA expenses should be spread among all those who benefit from those expenses and who have a right to vote on SBCA matters. This includes owners of all the lots in SBCA regardless of whether they are vacant or built out. Exempting owners of vacant lots from the burden of paying for those expenses means that everyone else must pay more than their fair share.
  • At the Annual Meeting last July an overwhelming majority of those who voted on whether to amend the Master Declaration to remove this unfairness were in favor of the proposed amendment, but not enough people voted to make the vote count. Amending the Master Declaration requires approval of 75% of all SBCA members, not just of those who vote. This time around, the vote will be by mail-in ballot without the necessity of attending a meeting, so hopefully more people will be able to vote on the proposal.

Please watch your mailbox and your email in-box for more information about this upcoming vote and about how to cast your ballot. Please vote. Your participation is critical.

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