By Forrest Quinn
THANK THEM FOR THEIR SERVICE, BUT DON’T VOTE FOR BOARD INCUMBENT CANDIDATES WENDY LINOW #4, PAUL PERLSTEIN #5, & BARRY RUBINSON #6.
Sunday’s Board candidate debate provided insight into why we have record assessment increases. The three incumbent Board candidates seemed listless, confused, and unconcerned. They frequently asked the debate monitor to repeat questions. Even so, they often didn’t answer the question and resorted to off-topic answers. None offered anything new or hope for improvement—just more of the same.
The lack of monthly financial statements was an issue at Sunday’s candidate debate. During the pandemic, SCA switched from monthly to quarterly financial reports. However, Management has yet to resume monthly financial statements despite the pandemic ending.
Nevertheless, at the debate, the Board incumbents insisted monthly financial results were prepared and posted to SCA’s website. This is untrue. Go to SCA’s website. Under “Resources,” then under “Financial Information,” and then “Financial Reports.” There are no 2023 monthly financial statements. Furthermore, in 2022, I followed the legal process by submitting document requests for monthly financial statements. Management summarily denied my requests.
THE INCUMBENT’S PROMISE BETTER COMMUNICATIONS, BUT THEY DON’T DELIVER.
During the debate, Board incumbents condescendingly told SCA residents to attend SCA’s monthly Finance Committee meetings to see SCA’s monthly financial reports. So, every month 13,000 residents should drive to the Anthem Center and squeeze into a room with 25 chairs to save Management the trouble of posting financial information online. YES, THIS IS THE RAZOR-SHARP LOGIC THAT’S DECIDING YOUR ASSESSMENTS.
Management posts monthly financial statements well AFTER a quarter is over. At that point, the information is 60-90 days too old. The very purpose of accounting is to provide timely and insightful information so problems can be quickly identified and corrected. Sixty to ninety days late is unacceptable. In addition, the summary statements are omitted for the last three months of 2023, making the financial reports nearly unreadable.