Friday, May 18, 2018
Bylaws update rejected in Springfield Civic Association vote
While opposition was largely driven by concerns that the changes would reduce the power of residents and member participation, some also expressed disappointment that online or proxy voting was not proposed for members who cannot attend a meeting. Neighboring civic associations only require 10 to 25 dues-paying members to call a special meeting. The view of some on the SCA board was that it was preferable to hold votes at the two annual meetings, rather than holding special meetings at other times.
The final vote was 41 members in favor, and 76 opposed.