I joined our HOA Board of Directors just about 1 year ago. I do not have any real issues about how the board is governing the HOA.
There are only two board members at this point. Me, and a person that has been on the board 10 years.
My only issue with how the board and management company are operating is that I think the board needs to keep the members better informed of pending actions.
I believe that if a pending actions is not being taken for emergency or safety issues, the board has a duty to inform the members of the pending action, and solicit input.
The other board member is telling me that the board is the sole arbiter of what should and should not be done in the common areas, and that we do not, and should not, communicate with the members.
Both the other board member and the management company representative have told me that I may not attach my personal phone number or email to any communication I send out to association members.
They’ve also told me I may not communicate with any association member without board approval. For the record, I have not.
I’m looking for guidance about these issues.
Is there anything in Arizona law that prohibits an HOA Board Member from telling the association members his/her email address or phone number? Is there any law, or court precedent that precludes a board member from communicating with the association members?
Is there any law, or case law regarding an HOA communicating, or failing to communicate with their association members?
Any background or guidance would be welcome.