Posted by CotoBlogzz 2/28/2009 2:30 PM
In covering public safety in the community for the last six years, I have learned that the GRUP Syndrome aka Michael Jackson’s Syndrome – where adults refuse to grow up, is not only alive and well in Coto de Caza, but is also thriving.
The CZ Master Association’s February 2009 Newsletter supports such an assertion: I the newsletter, association president Xochitl Yocham writes “ I received a number of comments regarding the CHP and their enforcement of the Vehicle Code within Coto. For those of you who are not aware, the CHP contracts with CZ Master Association to enforce CA Vehicle Code on our seven main arterial streets. We currently cannot contract with the OCSD, however, the OCSD will cite for traffic violations if observed by the OCSD. The comments I did receive were that the CHP should only be stopping speeders and should not enforce any other code violations such as “California Stop”, no seatbelts and/or license plate issues…”
The public safety data consistently shows that the CHP is the best Safety Bang for the Buck, particularly at a time when CHP enforcement hours are at the lowest level since the agency was fired by the Varo/Mezger administration without a suitable alternative. Consider that Ranch Santa Margarita pay some $150.00 for Sheriff enforcement for every adult and child in the city, while Coto de Caza pays some $4.00 and still traffic citations are at a manageable level, thanks to CHP enforcement.
Meanwhile the president’s response seems to imply that the community would be better off with the OSCD if only the community could contract for OCSD services. CotoBuzz readers may recall that the Varo/Mezger administration argued for cityhood so that the community could contract directly with the OCSD for services – which was not true in any case. Contracted cities “negotiate” with the Orange County Board of supervisors. Those contracts are basically ‘bodies” agreements without any accountability clauses.
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