Atlanta, GA asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia

Q: Can the BOD Majority Members vote to cancel a properly called meeting by a Minority Member who wants to discuss a topic?

I am 1 of 5 Board of Directors and the VP for a Georgia Condo HOA. Our Bylaws allow for me as VP to call a Special Meeting w 2 Day notice. The president scheduled the meeting and then the president quickly cancelled the meeting stating that the majority of members decided they didn’t want to have the meeting or to discuss one of the topics of the meeting agenda. Can they do that? I know they can vote against any motions made during the meeting but I thought they have to attend a properly called meeting to at least give me an audience to listen to what I want to say ”on the record”. Please advise. Thank you!

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: You need to check if the bylaws refer to other sources such as Roberts Rules (and which edition).

The power of the President will be spelled out in the charter or bylaws, You need to read both. If all are bound and determined not to, I respectfully suggest that forcing them to have a meeting will make them dig in. Your time may be better spent lobbying.

Suggest you contact the Ga. Bar Assn, ask for the person who arranges for Continuing Legal Ed. speakers, ask them who they've had addressing HOA issues. then Call that person.

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