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First 2006-2007 Coto de Caza Board of Directors Meeting, Standing Room Only!

 

…and Coto de Caza’s Tar Baby

June 09, 2006  

 

 

The first 2006-2007 Coto de Caza Board of Directors Meeting, can best be described as standing-room only, with the local media well represented.  A political junkie would have felt right at home, as you could sense the excitement, the energy and  the tension in the air!.  Failed candidate Dr. Betty Olsen thanked Yocham and Zipperman for their success and wished them the best.

 

There was a lengthy discussion about whether to authorize a particular group to use the Sports Park.  The group volunteered to put down some “good faith money” and anything else that may be required.  Varo suggested that at least one board member should meet with the Recreation Committee to come up with some sort of resolution.

 

The topic of water conservation came up, where new board member Zipperman would see the association spending over 10% of the yearly budget on re-piping, and then recovering the investment within a couple of years – not so fast, responded a landscaping committee member, since “we have been studying this issue for over two years”.

 

Yo Orduno described a public safety situation in the Summerfield district and requested the board’s help:  Yo called  Coto’s private security company right after last weekend’s accident.  The response was “what do you want us to do”?.  You eventually called the Sheriff’s office.  The dispatchers told her that it was the CHP’s responsibility.  She also described how routinely teenagers in the district race up and down the street.  Some not old enough to have a driver’s license.   Orduno has taken upon herself to contact the parent’s who do not see anything wrong with their kids driving “next door”.  She also described an increase of rush hour cyclists in and around Vista Del  Verde, some even riding pairwise making the early morning commute even more perilous. Varo stated that “there were many things that could be done” (none was named, and no one in the board volunteered to champion this most important issue).  The security consultant opined on the cyclists issue.  The conversation obviously lacked the historical element and resembled more the dharma and/or Tao discussed elsewhere. 

 

Zipperman argued that parents should take more responsibility for their kid’s actions.  Ironic, given that a white Mercedes with personalized license plates with the name of a prominent Real Estate business almost runs down a motorist as he was speeding along Vista del Verde – to get to the Coto de Caza board of Directors Meeting!  To top it off, a resident who “rode circles” at Orduno’s district park was also in attendance.  Yo then wondered, (and so do we), how can you tell the adult from the kid?

 

To our recollection, every issue raised during the meeting seemed to have an owner from the board - some sort of follow up.  With the exception of public safety.  Even the public safety committee is not fully constituted – a meeting is scheduled for July 11, 2006 with meeting place TBD – a big surprise given that we are already six months away from the first traffic fatality within Coto de Caza in 10 years ( and the second one just three months ago)!  - the takeaway?  Public Safety is Coto de Caza’s Tar Baby!

 

So, how did the new Coto de Caza board of directors do?  Was it a conservator or salvator? - based on this first meeting, the status quo triumphed overwhelmingly

 

Fig 1- Coto de Caza BOD Force Field Analysis  Fig 2- Status Quo wins hand down! 

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