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Homeowner association won't make repairs; is there recourse?

Question: We bought our property in a homeowner association more than 15 years ago, influenced by the salesperson, board and managers who promoted "community." They emphasized amenities and goals of increasing and maintaining property values, ensuring marketability of homes. We now realize they're more interested in planting flowers than fixing maintenance problems. They'd rather plan holiday events and potlucks than adequately repair our crumbling infrastructure. Many buildings have cracks in floors and walls. The covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs) require owners to insure their units or be fined. When our unit suffered damage caused by a common area, our...

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