WA Court Says HOA’s Action Re Assessments Did Not Require Member Ratification

This case involved a dispute over the process required within a homeowners association (“Association”) for the approval of dues and assessments. A group of homeowners initially brought suit seeking a declaratory judgment and injunctive relief against the Association relative to actions that had been taken by the Association relative to the adoption of a revised budget or spending plan that had not been ratified by the homeowners. The Association contended that the spending plans in question were not revised budgets that required ratification.