Forwarded by a resident who asks that I use her first name only.
By Julie SCA resident
From the beginning I have been against the Community wide garage sale. The opportunity for crime has increased in our community because of them. We don’t know if people are actually going to the garage sales or casing houses to rob. With the incident next door at Solera where the owners got tazed and forced to open their safe this idea seems risky. It would be very bad publicity for SCA if something similar happened because people are inviting strangers into their properties. Bad publicity lowers real estate values as do garage sales. I also see individual garage sale signs up now. The image of SCA has diminished.
It is a lot more work setting up a garage sale than it is bringing some items to the parking lot sale. Also the vendor fee is income for the community and it becomes a social event with neighbors getting together. If a Parking lot sale could be combined with a Farmers Market and food trucks it could become a popular event.