Don’t expect any changes
If you think you are going to see any changes in how the COO and the POA Board have been running Bella Vista as a result of all the complaints at meetings members have attended and letters they have been sending in, better think again.
You would think that, if they were really listening to the members, they would at least consider what members see as generally overspending, the closing of golf courses, building overpriced community buildings, depleting POA reserve money for building expensive projects, the Board voting the 700 POA owned lots for the assessment to sway the vote, generally spending us into a financial mess and other changes the members want to see addressed.
The COO and Board talk a lot about communications, but it seems not one of them is listening. The members are supposed to have some influence over the running of the POA.
If you haven’t read the letter in the POA Update of Oct 11 from the Board chairman called “Letter Of Support” for the COO, it explains their position very well.
All members should read this carefully. The letter clearly supports everything the COO has done and will do in the future and, from that, I assume no changes in how things operate will be made in spite of the members’ complaints. We are in for a continued bumpy ride.
I definitely will vote no for any assessment proposal. I urge you to carefully consider what is happening in Bella Vista when you vote. This is the only recourse that I and all members now have left in the current environment. Vote no.
Vote John Flynn
When considering the approaching Nov. 6 local elections, we’d like to place within your consideration John D. Flynn, who is running for re-election to City Council, Ward 1, Bella Vista. John is married, has resided in the NWA area since 1996, and has lived in Bella Vista since 2005. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, a master’s degree in Finance, and a Juris Doctor (law degree) and has applied this extensive educational background while acting as the general counsel of three corporations and on the legal staff of two Fortune 500 corporations. John is currently professor of finance and business law in the graduate school of the University of Arkansas, a position he has held for eight years.
While working with John on the Bella Vista Streets Committee and through a long-term relationship as members of St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church, we have found him to be a goal oriented and a highly competent individual possessing strong analytical skills. He is, as well, a congenial person who displays an openness to the opinions of others, a quality which allows him to examine issues from all sides rather than from a pre-determined viewpoint. John is a man of action who combines vast professional experience with four years as a Bella Vista Council Member, acting as mayor pro tempore, chairman of the Streets Committee and holding a position on the 2018 Advertising and Promotions Commission. He also is involved in numerous community activities which enables him to stay abreast of issues of importance to his constituents.
As a problem-solver and proponent of conservative fiscal management of city resources, John possesses the foresight and experience to bring to realization the vibrant vision of growth and stability for the great city of Bella Vista.