The Columbia Association might ask lawmakers to redefine what the association is under state law. Many advocates say that this would protect the association and help save money, but critics argue that this could make CA less transparent.
Resident groups have long contended that there is a need for more transparency from CA and members believe that this legislation could lead to less. The proposed legislation would reclassify CA as a nonprofit community service corporation rather than a homeowners association.
Click the following link to read the article "Reclassifying Columbia Association panned as blow to transparency": http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/howard/publications/columbia-flier/ph-ho-cf-columbia-board-0329-20120323,0,5539704.story