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TCJ February 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!
The Enemy in Coto de Caza's Midst - The CHP!
January 28, 2007
history of Coto de Caza,
Can you name
all the service providers that have been on a
quarterly review (rather than yearly review) – to
make sure the service it provides is acceptable?
Can you name the members of the board of
directors when such actions have taken place?
is to illustrate the fact that there has not been a
board that has exhibited such depraved indifference as
the Varo/Mezger boards.
that Varo/Mezger fired the CHP without a suitable
replacement then refused to take calls from CHP
management who were blindsided with such irresponsible
fired the largest private security in the world and
replaced it with a small regional one without evidence
of due diligence.
first traffic fatality in Coto de Caza happened on the
Varo/Mezger watch – and so did the second one.
the Varo/Mezger board was coerced to bring back the
CHP because of the short-termed anger over the first
fatality, the road certification expired rendering the
CHP re-hiring practically useless for a time – the
blame went to a missing “tickler file like the ones
trademark attorneys use”
gardener and the private security guard got a raise
before the Varo/Mezger board was coerced into renewing
the CHP contract for 2007.
private security guard is being trained, since
apparently he does not know which end of the US flag
is up, yet the CHP is the only service provider in the
Varo/Mezger boards to ever get a contract reviewed
is no secret that Varo/Mezger are not welcomed in San
is no secret that among Varo/Mezger board supporters
are DUI defense attorneys.
is obvious that the Varo/Mezger board is trying to
push CHP management away so they can finally get their
Jan: We implemented periodic performance reviews of suppliers as part of our management function; however, I don’t think we ever actually implemented a quarterly contract as was reported is the case with the CHP today. And, the signal that that sends is that the current incompetent Varo/Mezger CZ Board does not trust the CHP. Of course, Varo has called the CHP “Extortionists” in public so that should be no surprise to anyone. This is no way to build a supplier partnership. Joe Morabito
P.S. Varo/Mezger have not gone out to bid for property management services in more than five years; yet the CHP gets a quarterly contract. Go figure Joe Morabito
The animosity the Varo/Mezger board has shown the CHP can only be matched by our own lapse in forgetting about the new standard of leadership set when Varo referred to CHP management as extortionists!
Additionally, consider that the Varo/Mezger board is paying UPS 1000% more that it pays the CHP, while getting 1,000,000% less benefit, yet decides to train the private security employees, while treating the CHP management as extortionists!
Not to mention that the board has ailed to take any tangible action and/or respond to a number of reported irregularities with the management of the current private security company. BUZZ
The incompetent Varo/Mezger CZ Board continues to
What we find even more surprising and disheartening, is the “independent candidate’s” willingness to follow the piper – no questions asked – even when this board will be held to higher standards: Association liability keeps increasing by the day! Buzz
Topic FOUR here
Topic FIVE here
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