Saturday, April 12, 2014

1Q2014 Traffic Accident Report- Coto de Caza Rate is High including one Fatality

While Coto de Caza Accident  Rate is at all time high, patrol is 25% down from lawsuit mitigation strategy, while CZ Master Association Board of directors encourages additional traffic.

Posted By CotoBlogzz 

Coto de Caza, CA - The California Highway Patrol  (CHP) traffic accident report for the first  quarter of 2014  ending Mar 30, 204 (1Q2014) shows the traffic accident rate in Coto de Caza not only continues at a high rate, but it also registered its third traffic fatality during the watch of the current local governance - the CZ Master Association board of directors - while the California Highway Patrol hours are down 25% from a lawsuit mitigation strategy-  such strategy called for 40 random patrol hours per week.  According to CHP Spokesperson Officer Aaron Rothberg, the actual patrol hours for 4Q2013 were 30 hours per week.

To make matters worse, while the CZ Master Association allowed as significant drop in CHP patrol hours, it continues to encourage additional traffic in the community:

  • The CZ board's continues its CZ subsidies  to accommodate population changes not in the dues-paying CZ community, but in subsidized communities such as the Estates, the Villages, the Stables, the Golf Club and now the Coto Polo Arena, such as the expenditure to build a turn-out lane by the un-manned North Gate, servicing mostly non-CZ residents.  At that time, we asked  CZ directors Xochitl Yocham and Bruce Banigan to  let  CBJ readers know the compelling argument used by the CZ board to spend the CZ resident's  money on this new turn out lane- we never got a response.
  • CZ board lobbied the county to re-zone the Hunt Club property, otherwise known as the Khlada development, arguing that rezoning increases property values, creates jobs and promote the Coto LifeStyle™
  • The board made a similar argument to support the Coto Polo Arena as described in the piece Coto De Caza Subsidies Qualify as Bellisimos.  In that instance, the CZ board  argued that the Polo Arena would NOT increase traffic in the community – California Highway Patrol  (CHP) collected over a ten-year period including three fatalities, clearly show that argument was also  flawed.
  • Public safety was also compromised  when the CZ board of directors implemented the new online registration process and in the last few days is having it available to people outside the community as 

NOTE:    According to CHP Officer Rothberg, the death of Mr. Nalezny is still under investigation waiting for the toxicology report.

Coto de Caza Traffic Accident Report ending March 30, 2014

The Ladera Ranch Traffic Accident trend continues to show that it is under control. During the first quarter of this year, 16 incidents were reported, including 13 involving property damage and 3 reported injuries.
Ladera Ranch Traffic Accident Report ending March 30, 2014


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The association used a similar argument to spend frivolously in the Dog Park and to support the construction of the Polo Arena.  Here are the facts:  The association continues to subsidize non-dues paying residents and or service providers at the tune of over $3 million per year, continues to promote increased traffic and consequently increase liability and the potential for traffic accidents, not to mention that the Coto LifeStyle™ originally described as rural and bucolic is now suburban Arizona Look.

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