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The HOA President's typical M.O. in matters where she is acting defensively is to try to scare those who might hold her responsible for her negligence by directing them to not contact others associated with her negligence. In this case, the President has directed that I am not supposed to contact the Secretary. But the Secretary has not told me that I cannot call or contact her and may be completely unaware that the President has levied an informal charge that I supposedly caused the Secretary duress by asking the Secretary a simple question which the Secretary should have known, i.e. the contact information of the Officers. Can the President speak for the Secretary in directing me not to contact the Secretary? The President and Secretary are not related and are merely new neighbors on the same block. There could be value in alerting the Secretary as to the dirty tricks of the President in trying to intimidate others into not pursuing her for her irresponsible management. Or must I do as the President commands and not contact the Secretary when no formal orders have been sent barring me from contacting the Secretary?
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