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PUBLIC POLICIES ARC SUPPORTS A BALANCE OF THE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUAL OWNERS IN A COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION WITH THE NEED FOR EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF THE AFFAIRS OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL OWNERS ST FRANCIS LINKS deemed necessary fo r consumer protection, protection for ongoing operations, or other necessary revisions of, or additions to existing efficiently must statutes or common law. This should be done to ensure that community association housing schemes are developed, managed take into account the rights of an individual and maintained consistently with legitimate owner to privacy, enjoyment of his or her public policy objectives and standards that home and full participation in the community association. protect individual consumers, balancing the 19. Transitioning of control from the developer to homeowners ARC recognises that successful transition is the responsibility of the developer, through open and timely communication, co-operation and disclosure, proper record-keeping, the establishment of adequate management structures, staff selection and training, and homeowner involvement in association governance. ARC opposes any claims by developers to retain unnecessary control and veto powers on issues not negatively impacting on the developer. 20. Government legislation in community associations legitimate rights of the property owners and the development industry. ARC supports local legislation which emerges from a balanced, well-considered assessment of all issues and interests affecting community associations within the greater local community, avoids discriminatory regulations against an individual community, and recognises both the unique nature of association-managed residential communities and the role of the HOAs. ARC opposes any local government legislation related to duplication of rates and service contributions by private communities that impose levies for the purposes of maintaining infrastructure and/ or delivering services. ARC opposes any form of double taxation. ARC supports effective legislation, when it is PAGE 23