A Manual for Governance of a Home Owner's Association

How Condo Owners Can Empower Themselves, Take Charge of Their HOA, and Protect Their Investment

by Mitchell E. Roth

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/14/2015

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 56
ISBN : 9781452598208

About the Book

This Manual is valuable because:


It details the development of condominiums.

It educates condominium owners about their civil rights.

It reveals how owners could unknowingly be disenfranchising themselves.

It unfolds a road map to a purely democratic system of self-governance.

It explains the choices that owners have for a personally accountable system of governance.

It describes the essential difference between “true democracy “and “pure democracy.”

It includes a brief commentary on a parallel universe, namely the American system of representative democracy and the monumental problems which need to be addressed.

It informs the members of their association regarding the importance of Robert’s Rules of Order as an inclusion in their Bylaws.


It allows the voice of the minority to be heard and requires that the decision of the majority be acknowledged; contrarily, it allows the silence of the members to be the equivalent of consent without a vote. It requires that the chairperson of a meeting of an association conduct a meeting in an orderly manner and insist that the voters be mutually respectful with the liberal use of a gavel. It declares that the chairperson must remain impartial at all times by not expressing an opinion on a motion thereby compromising a  vote.

About the Author

Mr. Roth holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


He also holds a Masters of Social Service from Bryn Mawr College in Community Organization.

Eventually this program evolved into The Law and Public Policy. Mr. Roth’s professional career evolved similarly from executive positions in regional community organizations regarding health and hospital planning and positions at the county, state and federal level.


Mr. Roth has written several professional articles regarding health care which were published in national journals such as the American Journal of Public Health and Public Health Reports, a publication of  the federal Department of Health and Human Services. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Health Planning. He received a commendation from the Governor of Pennsylvania. He published a monthly newsletter first in Western New York and then in Western Pennsylvania for a total of ten years as Executive Director  of the regional health planning associations.