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While there are other issues worthy of comment, I want to raise only two points at this time:
1. I would have thought that we’d asked to vote to permit the virtual annual meeting (whether or not we want to permit virtual annual meetings and member votes going forward) and to ratify the actions of the Board members whose terms should have expired Memorial Day weekend. I appreciate the reasonable actions the Board has taken to deal with these unusual times, but it seems to me that anyone that ever wants to challenge any new covenants and bylaws, or other actions of the current Board or the new Board, will start by arguing that the annual meeting was improper and that the Board was not properly constituted.
2. It seems to me to be presumptuous of the Board to vote on changes to important documents that affect us all, then have a meeting to explain the changes to us and receive our questions and comments, as if our questions and comments do not matter. Lots of the proposed changes are clear, innocuous and improve the documents, but others have not been and the over-reaching in prior proposals makes many justly skeptical. I encourage the Board to determine, like it did last year, determine whether particular proposed changes are urgent, explain why and put them to a member vote, and with respect to other changes, use the proposals as the starting point for genuine community input. I don’t see any reason not to take whatever time it takes to give the community enough time to understand and evaluate the non-urgent proposals (and improve them).