Governing Documents - Proposed Amendments

Desert Shores Community Association is currently in the process of amending the CC&R's and the Bylaws as the original documents were written over 30 years ago. As a result the Restate Committee has been working with the Association Attorney's to restate the Governing Documents. We hosted 2 Town Hall meetings where homeowers had the opportunity to speak to the Board of Directors and the Attorney and ask questions to clarify the proposed changes.

The proposed documents are available to view on the site (if you are logged in to your owner portal).  They can also be picked up from the Management office or sent to you via email. The changes are broken out into 3 sections:

Section 1 - These changes are highlighted in yellow on the CC&R's and they are what we call "Administrative Changes".  They include items such as removal of declarant language, reference to apartments, and grammatical errors.

Section 2 - These items are highlighted in blue on the CC&R's and they are what we call "Housekeeping Changes".  These changes have been added to include items that have already become State Law and therefore we must adhear to them.

Section 3 - These items are the individual changes Desert Shores is looking to make that are specific to our community now and that will also benefit the community as a whole for the future needs.  There are 15 specific changes that are outlined on the ballot that are substantive changes to the governing documents and how the proposed change will read. The ballot has outlined what provision in the CC&R's are being amended and how it will be modified.

In order for the CC&R's and the Bylaws to be amended to fit the growing needs of the community an affirmative vote of 67% is needed. It is vital for the word to be spread throughout the community as to the importance of the vote.  The Board of Directors is encouraging everyone to attend the Town Hall meetings as well as to return the vote by the required deadline, to be determind after the Town Hall meetings

If you have any questions on this please do not hesitate to contact Cary Brackett, General Manager, at or Karen McClain, Assistant Community Manager, at

To request a copy of the proposed documents to be emailed to you please click here or email

In order to view the documents and download them you must be logged in to your homeowner account.  If you require access to the owner section of your account please
email or click here to be redirected.