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!
Posted by: CotoBlogzz | 02/04/2009 9:00 AM
When we first interviewed Sheriff Hutchens and just prior to
her swearing in ceremony we asked her to define the OCSD’
culture. She was unable to articulate a
response - so we provided a definition for her:
“a deeply embedded form of social control and
the social glue that bonds people together and makes
them feel part of the organizational experience”..
Observable symbols and signs of an organization’s
culture include organizational stories and legends,
rituals and ceremonies, language, physical structures
So, when the Orange County Sheriff ’s Department Director
of Public & Community Relations mocks a concerned
citizen asking if he is Elton John, what lesson do you
think that person learned in PR school? What
does that tell you about the department’s culture?
How much credibility does this person now have with
the community he is supposed to establish relations
When Assistant Sheriff Mike Hillmann, a former LAPD deputy
fun of Orange County supervisor Janet Nguyen
syaing: “I hope Janet has a pet she can call a
friend.”" And “We are locked in mortal
battle. … It is ugly. We will survive however”.
These statements can be taken as innocent, albeit misguided
attempts by a senior manager trying to relate to
card-carrying union members - ultimately with more
power than he can yield. When viewed using the
culture prism however, the question that should come
up is, “if this is what the say and do for
show, what will they do for dough?”
Responding to criticism to her
Sheriff Hutchens said that: “The grand jury
investigation brought to light some unprofessional
practices that cannot be defended. None of the command
staff responsible for those practices remain with the
Sheriff’s Department. Jail commanders have been
rotated and supervision within the jails has
improved.” Yet one more indication that she
does not fully understand how a culture is a
deeply embedded form of social control and the social
glue that bonds people together. That is, you do
no cure cancer by simply removing the visible tumor,
but have to cut very, very deep.
Similarly, when Assistant Sheriff Mike Hillmann’s offers an
apology to the board stating that “My personal
comments were intended to provide relief in a long and
complex meeting,” and .” I want to assure
the board that I have the utmost respect for their
position.” Also indicates he is clueless about the
impact his language has not only on the department,
but “I have the utmost respect” statement is
risible - you do not spit on a person and then tell
that person how much you respect her.
Sheriff’s spokesman John McDonald’s argument that
” the transcripts show that the majority of the
e-mails were appropriate, work-related messages” is
similar to Senator Tom Daschle’s argument of
30 years of public service, now to be remembered
by a single IRS fau pax.
OCSD and the Culture Thing
and OCBOS Pat Bates Endorse Coto?s Trickle Up Welfare
My CCW ? Annex Coto de Caza
is Chairperson Bates to you buster!
de Caza?s Pixie Dust ? Dues Increase Fatigue
Hello All: The CZ Board needs to deal with the subsidies going to outsiders playing on our Sports Fields (the majority of the kids) and the free loaders who live in the Estates and the Villages to generate $500,000 or more a year to support landscaping..
and Vandalism In Coto de Caza at All Time High -
The President’s letter contained in the October
2008 CZ Master association newsletter asserts that “With
the kids back in school, incidents of vandalism have
There were a lot more vandalism incidents this
summer compared to
last year for the same period”
de Caza, Ladera Ranch, 2Q2008 Crime and Vandalism
we started reporting crime and vandalism figures, the
OCSD has gone through some changes in the way it
collects or reports the data. For the past year
or so, the data has been retrieved largely by hand.
For this report, we understand it has been done
programmatically. While in the past it was hit
and miss trying to get the data, this time the report
was ready as promised.
of DUI Lawsuit earn
opprobrium for CZ directors - As
details of a DUI- related accident start to emerge a
crescendo to a steady buildup in calls for a CZ
director to step down is being reached. The case
in question (05CC02855)
involves a traffic accident that occurred
September 22, 2004 at the intersection of Vista del
Verde and Mackenzie Lane. The defendant was
de Caza as a guest of Coto
de Caza Golf Club, having earlier participated
in a golf tournament. The CZ
Master Association and its property management company
are included in the list of the defendants.
de Caza DUI Collision (Skendarian) Lawsuit Settlement
is Official! The Recall Mezger Movement is ON
BOD Readies for Rose Bowl ? goes long on trickeration
December 2007 - Political Assassinations in OC - Its
in the Water!
de Caza, 2Q2007 CHP Collision Summary
of Community Journalists
Coto de Caza Crime and Vandalism Report
CotoBuzz Journal May 2007
Varo anti-CHP Sentiment continues: CHP GO HOME, KEEP
OUT OF OUR DUIs!
CotoBuzz Journal March 2007
CotoBuzz Journal February 2007
DOES ITS JOB – CZ BOARD PLEASE DO YOURS!
- Despite the public abuse the CHP has received
from the Coto de Caza board of directors ever since
the board was coerced into bringing the CHP back for
pro-active traffic patrol, figures indicate that the
CHP is doing its job: Trend for accident rate is
down and close to pre-firing levels. Just
as important, the number of Coto residents arrested
for DUI is down. See
chart below for actual accident rate.
Enforcement – Evil, Necessary Evil, Or Noble
Profession and Role Model? In open
societies, we posit that law enforcement follows
Winstren’s Law: Law Enforcement Goes Where it
is Needed and Stays Where it is Wanted
News: 2007 CZ Elections Results now Available
from the CotoBuzz Journal!
For a New Board or Getting Ready for the 2008 CZ
Petitions – The Right Way and the Wrong Way
Master Association Board of Directors Candidates Night
? A Voice Of Reason
the OC Register on coverage of CZ Master Association
VARO/MEZGER/HILL: Hell now, won’t go! – we will not leave the Coto de Caza board under any circumstances!
Besides public safety, what has sparked the interest of several Coto Discussion Forum participants and CotoBlogzz readers is the issue of direct democracy within Coto de Caza. That is, given that recently the state legislature passed SB61 intending to obsolete a most corrupt district delegate and cumulative voting process, the question is, why did the Varo/Mezger/Hill board not adopt direct elections for the 2006-2007 board of directors elections? The response from the board was that there was simply not enough time.
Shot the OC Sheriff? - OCBOS!
CHP Pro-active Traffic Patrol Cause-EffectMay
Coto de Caza Crime and Vandalism Report
COTO DE CAZA NEEDS FROM SUPERVISOR BATES
in Coto - Big Mouth CZ Bob- By Joseph Morabito, former
member CZ Master Association Board of Directors
many times must the CZ safety committee be formed
before it can be called an association committee?
DOES ITS JOB – CZ BOARD
DO YOURS! Despite the public abuse the CHP
has received from the Coto de Caza board of directors
ever since the board was coerced into bringing the CHP
back for pro-active traffic patrol, figures indicate
that the CHP is doing its job: Trend for
accident rate is down and close to pre-firing levels.
Just as important, the number of Coto residents
arrested for DUI is down. See
chart below for actual accident rate.
de Caza Truth Or Consequences
de Caza Supplier Performance Management Performance
Board of Directors and Pat Bates Make a GREAT TEAM! -
The South Orange County Welfare Services Leadership
de Caza's Robert Varo For Mayor, The OCR and Pat Bates
to Attend the Coto de Caza Pat Bates Celebration
September 28, 2006
PUBLIC ARREST RECORD FOR WEEK ENDING 9-10-2006
Broken CZipper and Mezger’s POLP Rain
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