(KTXL/CNN)– A California community is disturbed after their homeowner’s association informed them they needed to keep their garage doors open during the day.
The new rule calls for house owners in the Auburn Greens neighborhood to keep their garages open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Homeowners said the Auburn Greens Unit 1 Homeowners Association left fliers on their doors, saying they could face a $200 fine for not complying.
“I may as well clear everything out and leave the garage door open completely due to the fact that there is no point to having a garage door then,” said resident Shally Ia.
Ia said she believes the HOA enacted the brand-new guideline after learning a household had permitted someone to reside in their garage, which protests neighborhood standards. Nevertheless, Ia said forcing people to keep their garages open might not be the answer.
“All I am asking is an affordable way of walking around this,” she said. “If you want to do a month-to-month, bi-monthly examination of my garage. I have absolutely nothing to conceal. If I have actually something kept in there and you don’t like it, I’ll eliminate it.”
Jason, a 9-year-old young boy whose household also lives in the subdivision, said he’s worried about potential thefts.
“I do not think it’s a good idea since they are going to steal my bike,” he stated. “I have actually got an electric scooter, an electrical wheelchair. I have actually got all kinds of things. I simply don’t think it’s very good to have it open.”
For every family like Jason’s that started to follow the order, there are numerous others who refuse.
A call to the HOA was not returned and the office was closed during regular service hours.
The association’s month-to-month meeting is scheduled to happen in 2 weeks, and numerous locals state they plan to be there.
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