Westshore Community Association

Here is the top update for 2024:

What if Westshore landscaped everyone’s front yards?

My name is Rick Loek and I am the treasurer for Westshore Community Association. My wife and I have been members of this community since August of 2018. Right away I started advocating for this community and working to reign in the management company and countless errors that have been made.

Last year during the election for board seats someone suggested the idea of removing the community manager and using that money to pay for having everyone’s front yards landscaped. I pretty much ignored the thought because it just made zero financial sense. Here is why it makes no sense. The new master cost center assessment would be around $92.36. Not only is this not practical, it is not even possible for so many reasons.

Homes in community


homes with WCA landscaping


Cottages and courtyards combined

remaining homes


Price per door to landscape


Per door per month, based on our current landscaping

Dedicated community manager


per door per month

The rate increase (decrease) is


This is an increase

Master Cost Center Assessment


Master Cost Center Assessment


That is an increase

Most important issue is maintaining a cohesive board. A board that challenges each other and where the skills complement each other. I encourage participation. Speak your mind – respectfully.

In 2019, Rob Bennett and I, stopped the transfer of the lake parcel to the City of Sacramento and with it all of the expenses to fix the deferred maintenance of the parcel.  See the letter – click to download or read.

Because of our efforts (Rob, myself and PK), there has been much work done for the benefit of the members of our association, Westshore Community Association (WCA).

  • The Lake Parcel has been thoroughly investigated, from the water loss of 3.5 million gallons per week (read that again). The developer has released updated numbers, the seepage is between 4.2 and 7 million gallons per week, after accounting for evaporation. 
  • The developer controlled board deferred maintenance of the promenade
  • The various “common area” parcels have been audited and we found several parcels that aren’t the responsibility of the association and these have been turned over to the appropriate homeowners.
  • We are not done yet, unfortunately. When I got on the board, it was my desire/promise to clean up the management structure. This has been a much bigger issue than ever expected. We have taken ground and need some more time to wrap this up.
  • Again, because of our tenacious efforts and advocacy, the developer has been working on correcting the issues with the lake parcel. The City now knows it has accountability regarding the parcel and is helping ensure the developer completes this work before the parcel transfers to the City.
  • I request your continued support to wrap up this key work. 
  • Once the association is better able to run without such deep and intense oversight.

Now that the 2024 ballots are out:

I invite you to consider making your votes based on who has accomplished what in this community.

I share these points with you to impress upon you that having people who produce results and stand for this community is what is needed.

Ultimately, serving on the board for the next two years will be very time consuming. It will take dedication to ensure our community’s financial interests are best served. Holding people to account is what I do best – looking for the proverbial needle in the haystack is my given gift. Our HOA’s attorney has been clear – Rick has been the catalyst for locating the various issues the developer (and management company) has created.

You may read more about me and where my “advocacy” training comes from — Hint: Parent of an adult child with special needs.  Https://Loek.com/TheAmazingRick