July 2008 ISSUE
We do not make jokes, we simply watch the LA Times, the Orange County Register and CID/HOA board of directors and report the facts!
New Third Laguna Hills Mutual of Laguna Woods Village Board Seated
By Maxwell Bendarien
Third Laguna Hills Mutual of Laguna Woods Village
seated the new board for that housing mutual today.
Officers include Carol Moore, President; Stan
Feldstein, 1st Vice President; Don Lippert, 2nd Vice
President; Kathryn Freshley, Secretary. The voting was
done by secret ballot and the anticipation of the
members present was that business would proceed
without the roadblocks of the past year.
the new board composition, it is unlikely that Stan
Feldstein will be politically
assassinated this time around - This
was a firm and dignified vote. There was very little emotion
following the votes for officers. They voted on them
one at a time with Conners turning over her gavel
first to Moore. There were only 2 contests. President
had 2 nominations: Moore and Conners. The vote was 6-5
for Moore. The second was for 1st VP with Feldstein
and Matson facing off. The vote count for that was 7-4
for Feldstein. The other positions were single
nominations and so they were installed by acclamation.
Conners didn't stay for the luncheon for old and new
board members, staff and people who participated on
various committees throughout the year in the election
process. Yes, she has her mother in the hospital and
wanted to go see her....but it was a really bad form
to lose and run. She should have at least put in
an appearance, as did others who had other commitments
to get to as well.
Cynthia Conners. She always finishes somewhere back in
the pack. All she wants is to be a star and be first.
Today watching her face as she heard that she had lost
the presidency of Third Mutual after incredible
machinations to achieve that office was like watching
Dorian Gray's photograph dissolve.
usual barbs and arrows that are shot at the board
during the open comment period of meetings had only 2
participants this time. One woman asserted she was
"of the great silent majority" who are happy
with things just going the way they always have, loves
the allegedly harassed (refer
to restraining order on Lou Skrogen) by a 73-year
old lady, Milt Johns and can't imagine how he sits through all those meetings and
takes all that guff. She said she was "tired of
the bitching, kvetching
and grumping" and used several expletives to
discuss her discontent with a new, functional and forward
looking board. Sounded like the usual scripted
rhetoric provided for people the General Manager
drags out and dusts off once in a while when he
knows he's being found out. Barbara Marsh,
frequent critic of anybody who disagrees with PCM or
their puppets on the board, once again launched into a
long and wandering speech about how grateful she is to
PCM and the wonderful job they have done making LWV a
beautiful place to live. Guess she didn't read this
morning's Globe letter to the editor about the woman
who just spent almost $900 to repair the rat damage to
her car wiring.
order debacle against Lou Skogen has not yet been
mentioned by any board. She is a resident of the
United Mutual and no mutual board nor GRF is mentioned
anywhere on the court filing. United's election
results will be in October 8 as the ballots will be
counted after the 9:00 a.m. ballot return deadline
that same day. The only candidate worth voting for in
that race as is Mike
Curtis who continues to pursue transparency and
answers to all sorts of questions all boards have yet
to answer. Curtis has a new shadow who goes with him
anywhere he goes when he enters the Community Center;
Gene Hart who is the 6'5" looming presence and
head of Security.
Devil Made me Do It - Blame it on the Loopholes
Is this general manager (Milt Johns) over his head in his management skills? Can someone come out with only experience from the garden to manage a 90 million dollar business without a conflict of interest? When is the last time Mr. Johns lowered our costs...
Wealth (or Erosion of) of Homeowners Association
Woods Village CC&Rs, What CC&Rs? I Got Your
CC&Rs Right Here!
I stay or should I go - in/from my HOA? X
mirror on the wall, who is the fairest gladiator of
Chuckles: Senator Schumer, That is
Can I Interest You In a Lawyer?
role in Pastures cost association $100,000
You Can Keep Your Home - Apologies to Rudyard Kipling
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