Democracy is a sensitive word. You can not search it in Google, and you can not include it in your blog in MSN Space. However, recently, the residential area is experiencing the democratic election of the member of the Residential Area Property Owners’ Committee.
Banner: Appreciate the Democracy Right!
The whole banner reads:
Appreciate the Democracy Right! Actively participate in the selection of Residential Area Property Owners’ Committee Member!
These banners are seen many places. They are there for more than a month, I remember.
After first round of selection, there are 12 candidates in the final selection. Their self-introduction and pictures are posted at the board at the entrance.
The conflict between property owners’ (including me) and the property management company exists for a long time. The house owners complain that the service company didn’t provide good service, and the monthly fee is too high. It is a long story. Many owners want to select members representing their interest.
It is interesting that one week before the final election, small posters stating 3 candidate didn’t pay the management fee for the last one or two years were posted in many places. The poster suggest people not to vote these candidates.
I guess it may be done by the management company.
The voting will end tomorrow. Boxes collecting tickets are places at all the entrance.
Tomorrow, the first “All-Hands Meeting” will be held.
According to law, after a residential area is built, the house owners will setup their Owner’s Committee. All rights regarding the property belongs to the committee. One of the most important right is to choose a property management company.
It is a starting point of using voting to make decisions. I truly hope the process goes on well in my residential area.