Hello. I’ve been researching for weeks but can’t seem to get a straight answer about open meeting laws. Our HOA has never had an open meeting to discuss finances, budgets, architectural guidelines etc. They change policies behind closed doors and simply send out an email with new policies. In some cases 2 or 3 board members have a phone call to discuss where to invest our cash. When I asked them about where all these decisions are being made, they (and our management company) claim the board has absolute authority to make changes. Fine, but they shouldn’t do it behind close doors or over phone calls with each other without input from members of the community. I can’t tell if these finance or architectural “discussions” are considered regularly scheduled meeting as we have no idea when they’re being discussed or who’s attending. I’m happy to file with the AZRE and pay the $500, but there doesn’t seem to be any clarity on if what they’re doing violates planned community open meeting laws and what authority AZRE would have to make the board actually have open meetings. Can a board just have discussions and make decisions on their own without open meetings?