During the 2019 Sun City Anthem Board of Directors campaign, many individuals in the community received emails from David Berman regarding Vegas Voice publisher, Dan Roberts. Berman on numerous occasions, threatened Roberts to "expose" a past element of his life in retaliation of the Vegas Voice cover article in the April, 2019 edition. For those of you aware of Berman tactics, this is typical of his "style"... ...writing unsolicited emails to individuals regarding matters in which his delusional mind, believes he has some form of authority... ...emails that have been considered harassment by numerous individuals over the years. For those of you who have resided in Sun City Anthem for a short period of time, the community once enforced a safeguard against harassment referred to as "Code of Conduct" violations. The #1 individual who was accused of such behavior was David Berman. Unfortunately for the community, while during the time his wife, Rozalyn, was President of Sun City Anthem, she convinced her fellow board members to discontinue the practice. What many are not aware of is that Sun City Anthem's CCRs continue to carry this provision:
9.4 Conduct and compliance Proper conduct and decorum is essential to preserve the high standards of the active adult lifestyle of the community.All residents and guests must demonstrate reasonable behavior and consideration of others. CC&R 3.6(h), paragraph 2, states in part,"... No obnoxious, illegal or offensive activity shall be carried on upon any portion of the properties which in the Board's reasonable determination tends to cause embarrassment,discomfort/ annoyance or nuisance to persons using the common area." The term "persons using the common area" includes members, their guests, employees of the Association and anyone authorized by the Association to be in the common areas. Requests for compliance action regarding behavior or actions in the common facilities must be received in writing within 30 days of the alleged violation and may not be submitted anonymously. The identity of the complainant is not divulged to the alleged violator.Any resident who violates an Association rule may be subject to disciplinary action including fines and/or suspension of activity card privileges as described in CC&R 7.4, compliance and enforcement.
Years later when COO Sandra Seddon first came to Sun City Anthem, it was recommended by former association attorney, John Leach, that an "anti-bully" provision be enacted. Many other communities in the Las Vegas valley have since enacted such a provision.
At the Board meeting in which the provision was brought up for discussion, numerous individuals in the audience favored the measure; however, when the matter came up for a vote,THE BOARD AT THAT TIME, all of which were supported by David Berman, REFUSED TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE by not even being able to obtain a "2nd" to bring up the matter for a vote.
Once again, it was more than obvious that this refusal was to protect an individual whom they obviously believed was some sort of positive force to promote their policies.
...and the tragic result....
...continuing harassment by Berman to many in the community that a Board refused to address.
During the 2019 campaign, this harassing practice continued by Berman to a number of individuals, one of which was toward Vegas Voice publisher, Dan Roberts.
Roberts ignored the issue until now and has asked Anthem Opinions to reprint the email sent to David Berman on Friday, May 2, 2019.
To view this correspondence, it can be found in our "Nevada Know How" Information Page.
In the meantime, we believe this action of harassment must stop; that the time has finally come to address this issue,enforce the CCR in effect, and enact the Anti-bully policy originally proposed a few years ago.
We have a new Board, and we hope they will act to curtail this activity toward members of the Sun City Anthem community.
Now...to the Correspondence sent to David Berman...and...the challenge he put forward to David Berman !