2001-01 Resolution to Promote Patriotic Expression

Eagles Bluff – Canada Hills Village 14 Homeowner’s Association
Resolution #2001-01 Resolution to Promote Patriotic Expression

Whereas, on September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked and destroyed four commercial aircraft, crashing two of them into the World Trade Center in New York City, and crashing another aircraft into the Pentagon [and the final aircraft] outside Washington, D.C.: and

Whereas thousands of innocent people were killed and injured as a result of those attacks, including the passengers and crew of the four aircraft’s, workers and visitors in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, rescue workers, and bystanders; and

Whereas, the Congress of the United States has passed a Resolution encouraging every community in the Nation to display the flag of the United States to remember those individuals who have been lost, and to show the solidarity, resolve and strength of the Nation;

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Board of Directors of the Eagles Bluff Canada Hills Village 14 that:

  1. For a period of 180 days from the date of this Resolution, no restriction contained in the governing documents prohibiting the display of the American flag shall be enforced against any resident of the Eagles Bluff La Canada Village 14 to the extent that residents may display one or more portable, removable flags of the United States of reasonable size and shape in the windows or affixed on or near the front door of the unit or on the limited common areas or in certain areas as determined by the Board in the immediate vicinity of his or her unit;
  2. Notwithstanding any provision in the governing documents to the contrary, residents may display one American flag on the following days each year:
    • Independence Day
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    • Veterans’ Day
    • Presidents Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Labor Day
    • Columbus Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • New Year’s Day
    • September 11 [Patriot Day]
    • December 7 [Pearl Harbor Day]
    • Flag Day
  3. During said 180-day period, the Board reserves the right to impose reasonable restrictions based upon legitimate safety and property damage concerns.
  4. The Board reserves the right to extend the period of the moratorium or to propose an amendment to permanently allow the display of the American flag by a vote of the Unit Owners.
  5. If said moratorium is not extended, this resolution shall expire 180 days from the date hereof and the governing documents shall thereafter control and prevail.

Confirmed this 3rd day of October 2001, at a meeting of the Board of Directors.