Okay, I get that and I love it (you are so fiesty as am I!!) but here's the scoop.
Do you think if I do that, that they will get really pissed at me and really start lurking and giving me a hard time? I do have a website up that advertises my home but doesn't state the address or anything. I just give the general vicinity of my home. They have asked me to cease all advertisements that says or suggest that my house is available for the above. At the hearing, when they asked me about my advertising, I told them that people call me based on my home but then I refer theses people to other homes that I represent. And I do...for the most part. Very occasionally, I do rent my place out until I can get a handle on my financial situation. If they catch me, and they are already angry that I gave them the letter that you suggest, they are liable to throw the book at me. Or can they do that?
A: I don't know what "the book" is. The board can't impose an unreasonable fine, and it can't impose a fine, at all, unless it has provided 30-day advance notice of the fine schedule to the members by 1st class mail.
Fines must be reasonable. There must be some relationship to the deterrence effect, but it can't be absurd ($10,000 for not picking up a dog's poop is unreasonable; $100 is probably reasonable -- but, if your association is Malibu Colony or The Strand in Dana Point, then $100 is chump change).
I can't tell you what to do. What I know for certain is that the letter drafted by the board (if your description is accurate) is on the razor's edge (if not over the edge) of criminal extortion, under Penal Code 523 ("Every person who, with intent to extort any money or other property from another, sends or delivers to any person any letter or other writing, whether subscribed or not, expressing or implying, or adapted to imply, any threat such as is specified in Section 519, is punishable in the same manner as if such money or property were actually obtained by means of such threat."
If a board sent me that letter, I would probably contact the district attorney, and the State Bar and request an investigation. Of course, if you're engaged in some sort of nefarious activities, then you don't want to call the kettle black, because it may backfire.
Anyway, you have to make your choice, based upon your best information and judgment.
Of the three board members present at the meeting, two were very nice and one was nasty, the HOA attorney. The meeting is today and today I received an email requesting that I sign the letter so time is of the essence.
knowing what you know, what do you suggest that I do? Or do I modify their letter? I really don't want to modify my advertisement.
A: You must decide. I justanswer the questions.
Has anyone told you that they love you today!??:D
A: Yes, a very sexy, big busted 25-year old with auburn hair in tight pants.
But, she's my daughter, so get your mind out of the gutter.
Hope this helps.