What I know of the GOMO mess I’ve read in your paper — thanks for the reporting. I read your take on the issue. Once it was determined that that this was an illegitimate organization, there was no reason to continue. These “technicalities”, like “paperwork” and “filing deadlines”, are the sorts of huddles that stop “three or four homeowners” from running roughshod over an entire community; it’s what stops them from seizing $4,000 from the proceeds on the sale of your home. As I understand it, this board sought damages for every day the Chang’s garage stood. That doesn’t seem very neighborly; it’s seems quite dickish actually.
We have to keep an eye on these little tyrants. These are the same sort of people who tried to tax businesses in The Montrose from Midtown; are spending $200 million of local real estate taxes on a ridiculous bus lane down the middle of Post Oak Boulevard; are pushing a bullet train boondoggle to Dallas; and, committed $100 million in taxes to retrofit the useless Astrodome.
When you collect $600K of the public’s/your homeowner’s money but spend <$75K/year, bad things happen to the public trust in your organization. Look how happy U.S. citizens are! We’re managing to spend way more than we collect every year! Thank you GOP!
A lot of money and time spent on this issue and still no decision. GOMO is not speaking publicly, so no one knows what has happened, what will happen, or what should happen. Thank you for this article and hopefully The Leader will continue to cover and report on this issue.
The neighbors that have paid the fee to GOMO at closings should be aware of what is happening – maybe they will be getting some of that $600,000 returned before the lawyers siphon it all off – maybe they should be inquiring.
I am grateful to McElvy for this. So very true.
GO suit ends with bankruptcy, questions
I would like to make a clarification for my statements mentioned in the article. I do believe a deed restriction enforcement entity serves an important function for the community. It is equally important, if not more, for the same enforcement entity to treat its neighbors with upmost dignity and respect instead of boasts of its “war chest” and threats of lawsuits. I am cautiously optimistic that the board will do what’s right for the neighborhood and return the neighborhood’s money. GOMO has the right to exist, but with that it also means GOMO carries the sacred obligation to treat its members with reverence and to enforce the deed restriction equally and fairly.
Remembering the Heights lady who famed bundt cake
Thank you for honoring such a remarkable woman. I just read the article in the paper truly an inspiration.
I had the pleasure of meeting and working with this sweet lady at the Third Age Learning Center got several years. She was, indeed, a delight!