Within the walls of Rancho La Quinta there are multiple organizations that share the community boundaries. Where boundaries overlap, each organization shares the costs. To solve any controversy about who pays for what, the homeowners and T.D. Desert Development Limited Partnership voted upon and approved what is now called the Master Drive Agreement. This agreement allocates costs to the following entities that operate inside our community walls:
1. The Master Homeowner Association
2. The Casitas Homeowner Association
3. The Ventanas Homeowner Association
4. T.D. Desert Development Limited Partnership, which owns the Country Club, the golf courses, the Racquet Club and the real estate office
5. The Drive Cost Center (see below)
Generally speaking, shared expenses include all costs associated with gates, perimeter walls and landscaping, interior perimeter drives (Rancho La Quinta Drive, Mission Drive East and West), administrative costs, drive landscaping, security personnel, and the like. Since all of the shared costs border on these three internal perimeter drives, the accounting cost allocation became known as the Drive Cost Center. Under the terms of the Master Drive Agreement, the Master Association became responsible for tracking the common shared expenses and allocating those costs back to the participants. As a result, the Master Association budgets and maintains a Drive Cost Center within its accounting records and provides periodic reporting to the participants.