Rana and Charlie,
What a wonderful idea for such a beautiful, but sadly maligned space; some might even call it a blight on the community. We moved here in 2003, and it was indeed like living on a cruise ship with all the bells and whistles. Chocolate fountains delighted us at New Years, as did all the warmth and friendship a newly-retired couple desired.
Health issues required our leaving in 2012, but we had been too busy with our own issues to be aware of how things had deteriorated prior to our departure. If we had, we would not have made the fateful decision to return to SCA when our health improved in 2015. It was a shock to our systems when we returned and found that the conditions had worsened here, not improved. All the happiness of those early years had been replaced with rancor and despair. The cruise ship had become a garbage scow, and nothing seems to have been done to reverse the trend until now.
Fresh ideas like Charlie’s are a welcome change from authoritarian edicts of more regulation and hoops to jump through. We need a return to “the good old days”, not a trip into a swamp where outsiders tell us what we want. We need the recall now; WE WANT OUR COMMUNITY BACK. WE WANT TO MAKE SCA GREAT AGAIN.