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Lawless, Clueless Coto de Caza
January 13, 2006
December 12, 2006, the CZ homeowner’s
association board of directors held their regularly scheduled open session
meeting. Present were
representatives from the LA Times and Freedom Communications.
members Thagard/Mezger attempted to explain the impact the Orange County Board
of Supervisors action with regards to repealing ordinance section 6-4-20 might
have on Coto de Caza, the conversation to gravitated toward the exact wording
the CHP: Would the CHP
“guarantee” a maximum of 40 hours per week?
Would it be a minimum of 40 hours per week?
The board also reported that patrol worthy certification of
certain Coto de Caza streets had expired. When
questioned why such certification had expired and when it could be taken care
of, CJ Klug, Keystone Property Management company
employee explained, that he did not know that certification had to be kept
current. The board was
unable to provide a reasonable answer as to when the certification could be
taken care off. Allegedly, it was
all in the county of Orange’s hands.
Gibson, Ladera Ranch Transportation Club Traffic President, likes to use the
“Four Es” to describe functional pro-active traffic enforcement.
We would like to add “L” and
“O” to make LEEEO as follows:
Engineering – that is, streets need to be certified for patrol and
certification needs to be current
Education – self-awareness program to educate residents on the importance of
respecting law and order. We prefer
to use the term enlighten.
Engagement – coordination between law enforcement agencies and residents
The board was
gracious enough to allow us to tell the gathering that despite the board’s
most public and insulting remarks against the
California Highway Patrol, our experience with them has been totally the
opposite: They have promptly and
professionally answered all of our questions.
They have provided any and all of the information we requested from them.
If for any reason the data they sent was incorrect, they promptly
apologized and sent an update. A
lot more than we can say about any Keystone employee or board member for sure!
We also emphasized for the umpteenth time that continued
discussions on the precise wording of the number of hours per week the CHP may
be willing to commit to is a red herring. If
we take a look at LEEEO above, it is obvious that the combination of
Keystone/board is zero for five. If
only the board had invested a fraction of the time and resources into LEEEO,
instead of pursuing their personal
agendas, it is obvious that as a minimum, street certification would not have
shocking issue of the night however was that Thaggard/Mezger refused to
acknowledge that the most cost effective pro-active traffic control
post-ordinance repeal is the CHP – quite the opposite.
Even some residents, reminiscent of the LIGGIT tirades barked that the
Sheriff had promised a “revenue-neutral” pro-active traffic enforcement
services. Even after we
informed the attendance that in our private conversation with Supervisor Tom
Wilson and CHP Chief Karen Douglas, supervisor Wilson was very clear:
Sheriff’s pro-active traffic enforcement within Coto de Caza will be
very expensive. Oh well, we may
just have to start a fire sale of the Brooklyn Bridge in Coto – the Coto de
Caza board meetings seem to attract a large captive audience.
to say that if you want to find out what is going on in Coto de Caza, you need
to attend board meetings. Perhaps
he should change the wording to “if you
want to know how I am going to mis-inform you, you need to attend board
Reminds me of
why I have such low tolerance for Coto de Caza Board Meetings:
My threshold of resistance to underdeveloped cognitive and moral
reasoning skills is very low! So, should the CHP put in a minimum of 40 hours,
or should they guarantee 40 hours?
CotoBuzz Newsletters BLOG
Buzz: Pending a 9/11 type crisis or natural disaster which would pull them away, the CHP will provide what ever number of hours CZ is willing to pay for. They use over time officers to patrol our streets and money generally does talk. It is as simple as that. As usual, Varo and company on the current incompetent CZ Board continue to be full of baloney. Shame on them if they have allowed our street certification to lapse. It probably means that a new traffic study will be necessary for all of Coto instead of just the streets in South Ranch that were never certified. Based on the last time around, my guess is the cost will be $15,000 - $20,000 for the traffic study to get it done. Perhaps, Varo, Mezger, Thagard, missing Hill, Schlieder and Keystone should write the check for the extra money we will now have to pay to get this done again. There really should be a price for incompetence. Joe Morabito
That is because the current incompetent CZ Board never wanted pro-active traffic patrols in Coto. Really pretty obvious. After all, it was this CZ Board that fired the CHP with nothing to replace it. And, we would not have the CHP now, if not for a tragic death on our streets which forced the issue. Joe Morabito
If Coto de Caza has this crack community manager that the BOD is so proud of, then it is inexcusable for this to happen! C.J. Klug must be held accountable for this mistake, along with the BOD. Somebody needs to go. Bob
The fact is that CJ Klug and the current incompetent CZ Board all need to go and the sooner the better. They have squandered our money, exposed us to danger and liability on our streets, failed to provide for landscaping renovation, a primary responsibility and made our community less secure. Anyone who believes that CZ Master is better off today than it was under the management of various prior CZ Boards must be smoking oak leaves. Joe Morabito
Jan: That is just unbelievable; but not surprising. The current incompetent CZ Board and in this case Keystone Management has failed to mind CZ's business once again like so many other times before. This is going to cost us all a few bucks; but presumably even more important, neither the Sheriff nor CHP will issue traffic tickets on streets that are not certified. That means speeders are free to speed on these other streets until this all gets fixed. Perhaps if Bob Varo and company would focus on the business of CZ instead of the Estates, Villages, CotoCan, Community Services Districts etc., this would not have happened. ALL CURRENT CZ BOARD MEMBERS SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE. CJ KLUG SHOULD BE FIRED. AND THE CONTRACT FOR LEGAL SERVICES WITH JAMES HARKINS SHOULD BE TERMINATED. Joe Morabito
also Tipu Run needs to be certified - Jan
January 15, 2006
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