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 On The Commons 
 
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 Shu Bartholomew  
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On The Commons with me this week is the Honorable Steve Berman, mayor of Gilbert, Arizona.
Producer: Shu Bartholomew info@onthecommons.com
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On The Commons is a weekly radio show dedicated to discussing the many issues surrounding mandatory homeowner associations, the fastest growing form of residential housing in the nation.

"If you don't like it, move" is the standard, industry retort to anyone questioning the actions of a homeowner association board of directors or its advisors. Quite apart from the very dangerous implication that boards, their attorneys and managers are beyond reproach, should never be questioned and should be allowed to get away with anything they want, is the question: "where to?" Many municipalities have local common ownership mandates and therefore a change of address is not likely to provide any real relief from the controlled lifestyle.

On The Commons with me this week is the Honorable Steve Berman, mayor of Gilbert, Arizona. Not your typical mayor, nor the run of the mill politician, who, once elected distances himself from his constituents, Steve rolls up his sleeves and gets involved with his citizens. Please join us On The Commons, this Saturday, February 28, 2004. We'll talk about the association mandates in Gilbert, The Mayor's legitimate arguments in their favor and we'll find out what he did to protect the home of one Gilbert homeowner whose unit was slated for the auction block.

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