The CotoBuzz Journal

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August  2007 Issue

We do not make jokes, we simply watch the LA Times, the Orange County Register and the Coto de Caza Board of directors and report the facts!

 

Coto de Caza, 2Q2007 CHP Collision Summary

 July 21, 2007

The newly elected CZ Master Association Board of directors’ president has vowed to improve the relationship between the board and CHP management, a minimum requirement in order to increase the CHP traffic patrol to at least  2006 levels.  We think that the proper term is to mend the relationship destroyed during the Varo/Mezger years.

The 2Q2007 CHP collision report shows that despite the lowest figures on record for pro-active traffic patrol in the community since the Varo/Mezger administration fired the CHP without a suitable alternative, the number of traffic accidents continued to drop to 20 on an annualized basis.  The figures for 2Q2007 include 2 injury traffic collisions and 3 property damage-only. One of the collisions is attributed to a DUI.

Thankfully the 2Q2007 CHP collision report buys the Zipperman/Yocham board some time to mend the relationship with the CHP in hopes that the collision rate will drop to  the pre-firing of the CHP levels.



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