Our HOA was trying to pass a pretty hefty special assessment that would require a 66 2/3% homeowner vote. Many homeowners have verbally opposed the assessment and the Board realizes they will likely have difficulty getting the special assessment passed so they have now decided instead raise HOA dues by about 35% . This is a sneaky, back door way to avoid allowing homeowners the right to vote. Is this legal? Can they just raise HOA dues in whatever amounts they want ?