I don't know Darrell Jackson, wouldn't recognize him if we in front of me right now, but he sounds wildly uninformed about HOA boards. Unfortunately, I see he's a Richland Co. Senator. I'm not sure what he's trying to accomplish but HOA boards are not the tyrants he makes them out to be in most communities. What the HOA boards do is enforce Cov and Rest. laid out by the develepor of the subdivision. If a person does not like the C&R in a community then they should not elect to buy a home in that subdivision. I have been and am still on a very pro-active HOA board in a subdivision. As long as people follow guidelines there aren't problems (boats in the driveway, no chain link fences, etc).
Also, I wonder why they want the names and contact info of all homeowners? In addition when they project they need 356k to run this why he's trying to charge so much to generate 6 mil per year.