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COTO Residents:2  Board of Directors:0!


MAY, 2006

Fighting Apathy One Resident at a Time


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Coto Residents 2 – Coto de Caza Board of Directors 0: COTOBUZZ PREDICTION 50% ACCURATE
Now, this is news! – For the first time in five years, a CotoBuzz’s forecast predicting results of a Coto de Caza election have not been 100% correct.

CotoBuzz readers may recall that we predicted that Thagard would be re-elected, and Steven.

[COTO] CZ Elections - Still More Games: Wake Up Coto & Smell The Schemes
In CJ Klug's Newsletter comments this month he indicated that even with the new laws that will go into effect governing HOA elections after July, 2006 that we will still have to deal with Delegates, Cumulative Voting, Quorums etc. That is just a big...

Congratulations to all Coto District Delegates, in the words of George Thagard as reported by the Orange County Register June 2, 2006 “ Change is good. It is absolutely fine with me. I think that if educated people are given the same information as...

In its continued commitment to public safety, on June 1, 2006, CotoBuzz unveiled a Crime and Vandalism Management tool (see below for first installment), containing key metrics and a side-by-side comparison between Coto de Caza and Ladera Ranch....

For years, CotoBuzz has been working with local and state law enforcement agencies to develop public safety management tools for un-incorporated areas such as Coto de Caza. The Coto de Caza board of directors, instead of embracing the idea, has instead...

COTO DE CAZA- SecurityAreNotUs
In today's Canyon Life, there was an article about Lyle Schlieder's leaving the BOD. Lyle was quoted as follows: "There are no patrols anymore. I am not sure if what we are dealing with is just a pretty face at the gate that we pay a lot of money for." So...

The Coto de Caza board of directors has blamed the current state of patrol unworthy Coto de Caza streets on previous property manager, even though the current property manager has been on the job for over five years! - So we hare recommending a tickler.....

In the words of former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani from his speech at DMD New York in June 2002 when he was asked by an audience member how he got crime under control, he replied the city set up the right tracking metrics and benchmarks. Giuliani said, "If...

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) & Home Owners Association
Buzz: I wonder if squandering our dues money, subsidizing outside groups and exposing our Members to unnecessary liability could fall under this RICO law. If so, the Varo, Mezger, Hill, Thagard Team would be guilty, guilty, guilty, as charged. I would...

Italian Publisher Expands Add-On Business To Teach Orange County Newspapers to Sell Real Estate
The May 24, 2006 issue of the Wall Street Journal reports that in 1993 the Italian newspaper La Repubblica conjured up an incentive to increase circulation – sexual-education tapes for children, which la Repubblica sold every week with the daily...

Orange County Register’s Founder: Vox Populi Vox Moronus, Or Plain Folk Cannot Tell Right from Wrong. 
It is only fitting that on this Memorial Day when as Mallard Fillmore says in his political strip “it is the one day the media give our service man and women the respect they deserve every day” the Orange County Register runs an op-ed piece...

Orange County Register's Op-ed Pieces Getting Curioser and Curioser…
The Op-ed piece in the Friday, June 2, 2006 issue of the OC Register titled Lies, damned lies and campaign mailers asks the question: “Is it just us, or has this election cycle produced some really outrageous campaign claims?” . The author...

Coto de Caza's Own FairOaksGate & CondoGate, What is the difference?
CONDOGATE: Dying to Get Out! May 30, 2006
An old Chinese proverb says, "If you sit by a stream long enough, eventually you will see the bodies of...

More Varo's Compelling Offers and Programs – Slurry this time
Well, the ink is not even dry yet on the agreement for road work that was to have started in days. Instead, the Orange County Register today (Friday, June 02, 2006) reports that “ According to C. J. Klug, property manager for the CZ Master..

[COTO DE CAZA] Free $45,000.00 Mature Trees – a couple of immature kids thrown in as bonus
FreeCoto.Com and Coto de Caza's BOD Jerry’s Good Deal, To go along with Varo’s Compelling Offer and Program, as he fired the largest private security company in the world, and replaced it with the smallest one in the region! 
We had heard...

[COTO DE CAZA] Cotocastic!: Welcome Home Center
If you thought that the Coto De Caza Board of Directors’ firing (with no evidence of due diligence) of the largest private security company in the world, to replace it with one of the smallest ones in the region because Varo received a compeling...

When the current Coto de Caza board of directors first took office, Mitch Hill told the joke of a new executive who received three sequentially numbered envelopes from his predecessor and told to open these only when he had major problems and needed...

More Choices, One Mission:  CotoBlozz in Three Flavors - By popular demand CotoBuzz has launched additional CotoBlogzz initiatives to suit its growing readership:  CotoBuzz readers can post comments right on the Cotobuzz website, using Yahoo 360, and Blogger.Com.  The latter includes Podcasting capabilities as well (audio blogs) 





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