Sunday, April 27, 2008

Coto de Caza Elections Preview

Coto de Caza Elections Preview

An Association BOD who subsidizes delegates at the expense of residents, can always depend on the support of such delegates - Paraphrasing George Bernard Shaw

April 27, 2008

An event we often refer to as an element of the CZ Elections Anti-climax, has been scheduled for May 8, 2008 at 6:00 at the Golf and Racquet Club. The reasoning behind the anti-climax label, is that the delegates who will eventually select the 2008-2009 CZ Board of Directors have already been elected. Consequently, we already know the composition of the new board, and the actual board election is mere formalism.

The CZ version of Much Ado About Nothing, also known as CZ Candidates Night, will provide district delegates and other interested parties a chance to meet candidates. The five candidates qualifications and respective positions on community issues is found in the latest issue of the CZ Newsletter. Below is a summary of the candidates’ platform, as gleaned from such newsletter.

J. L. “Buzz” Aguirre

· Make sure the CZ Master Association complies with the spirit and the law of legislation enacted in 2006 to bring direct popular elections to common interest development communities

· Assure fiscal transparency and accountability, including the elimination of all subsidies

· Continue work with law enforcement agencies in public safety awareness campaign.

· Hold all service providers to a certain quality of service (QOS) consistent with their contractual obligations by implementing a rigid supplier manager program, including the use of monthly performance metrics.

Michael Aminian

· No stated position on any community issues

Bruce Bannigan

· No stated position on any community issues

Michael Channing

· As member of safety committee wants to pursue other changes, particularly in areas of gate control, including re-staffing of North Gate.

· Wants to see an additional patrol vehicle

Xochitl Yocham

Apparently implement recommendations resulting from resident survey and other project “geared to improving community facilities, addressing continuing safety issues and management of our community”.

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