A mission to look after common property might mean that money has to be spent, and now. Take, for example, painting.
People forget painting serves two purposes, an aesthetic one and a preventive one – paint seals wood and other surfaces and protects it from water damage. The aesthetic value of paint outlives the preventive value, so people will argue to defer the paint job when the coffers are low when the current coat, while still in fashion, just, has passed its use by date as a protector of the common property. The consequence of this short sightedness will inevitably be more costs down the track to replace wood or an accident when a balcony railing or floor boards fail.