Sunday, July 18, 2010

Coto de Caza in the Idea Export Business

 Posted by CotoBlogzz 07-18-2010 08:00 PM

Did you know that the Franciscan manzanita, a San Francisco city native bush, thought for 60 years to be extinct was spotted late last year?  The bad news is that the bush was right o the path of a billion-dollar freeway.  The thoughts were to move the freeway and leave the plant alone.  In the end, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, in a move we often characterize as typical parasitic bureaucracy, decided to move the plant a cost to the taxpayer of $175.000.00. “We took this very seriously,” said San Francisco County Transportation Authority c José Luis Moscovich after the plant’s discovery.

What about Port Chester’s (NY)  recent One-Person Six-Votes initiative, otherwise referred to as cumulative voting?  You may be surprised to know that in 2007, Homeowners Association advocate, author and columnist Donie Vanitzian waged a battle against the California Law Revision Commission, another parasitic bureaucracy – she was trying to eliminate what she referred to as  The Temple of Blame and Legalized Fraud Passing as "Election"”
- Whereas the objective of the new cumulative voting initiative in Port C hester, NY, is to give power to a minority group, cumulative voting has been used in Coto de Caza for decades, to make sure that a given minority stays in power, even when the move is against the spirit of the California statue.

As to the San Francisco manzanita bush, the cumulative-voting-relected minority-for-life,  in Coto de Caza is no stranger to moving trees:  In 2006, Coto’s local governance accepted an offer for a few mature trees and a couple of younguns for good measure.  The total cost after the move was over $45,000, which director  Jerry Mezger describes  as:  “It was a good deal”. Jerry Mezger, April 25, 2006.

But wait, there is more.  Even after the free tree debacle, the cumulative-voting-relected minority-for-life, in Coto de Caza strangely enough decided to chop down all types of trees, while planting  10 pounds of trees in a one pound bag, while other common areas are in desperate need of bare-bones landscape.  This is how a parasitic bureaucracy can manage a $2 million/year landscape budget, while providing subsidized services at the tune of $3+  million/year.

This all to say that if you think that the San Francisco $175,000 bush and the Port Chester cumulative voting initiative are innovative ideas, think again.  If it is parasitic, is has been brewing in Coto de Caza for years!

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