Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Robert Varo steps down from Coto de Caza's CZ Master Association, so what?



Posted by CotoBlogzz

Coto de Caza, CA - Coto de Caza's CZ Master Association board of directors reports that Robert Varo will not seek another term.  So what?

Some fifteen years ago, there was a quiet, bucolic hunting preserve called Coto de Caza, once Money/CNN called one of the best places in America, to retire.

Shortly thereafter, Robert Varo joined the CZ Master Association board of directors, ushering in the era of James Harkins as legal counsel, Keystone Pacific as the property management company and UPS for gate access control. and the community was quickly transformed.  . Now it's come per capita exceeds that of its neighbors, gated or ungated.

A cursory look at what took place during Varo's term is listed below.  A more thorough discussion can be found in this blog.

Public safety.


The CZ board of directors quickly fired the CHP for proactive patrol without a suitable alternative.  As if that was not enough, the board also fired the the largest private security company in the world Nd replaced it with one of the smallest ones. And before Al Sharpton and Eric Holder made it fashionable to beautiful-law enforcement, Varo in an en board setting called the CHP extortionists.  

The traffic accident rate in the community skyrocketed and repeated calls to legal counsel, the board and anyone who would listen to do something about the lawlessness we go heeded with tragic consequences: The first traffic fatality in the community was recorded.

This accident coupled with a strong call for the board to resign, finally forced the the board to re-hire the CHP.


NOTE: Historically, there is a correlation between CHP patrol hours, traffic accident rates and traffic fatalities

In over ten years, we have developed simply public safety heuristics for Coto de Caza: if the traffic accident rate reaches a certain level and or the patrol hours are less than 40 hours per week, a traffic fatality is about to happen.  The community has suffered Three Traffic Fatalities during Varo's term, and the data shows that another one is just around the corner.

For example, patrol hours for most recent quarters:
2Q2014 - 285
3Q2014 - 310
4Q 2014 - 325
1Q 2015 - 355

Power grab

Despite state legislation requiring homeowner associations to adopt direct elections in lieu of an archaic cumulative voting process designed to keep a minority in control, the Varo board sternly refused to use direct elections and instead extended the term district delegates serve, assuring the current board remains in power.  District delegates are the ones who elect the board.

Although optional under Corp. Code §7615(a), the Davis-Stirling Act makes cumulative voting mandatory if called for in an association's governing documents. Civil Code §1363.03(b), the spirit of  SB-61 and SB-1560 is for direct popular election of the board of directors.

According to all the experts we have talked to, not only there are no true benefits to cumulative voting but they also recommend associations amend  governing documents to eliminate cumulative voting to make elections easier to conduct and to makes it easier to replace dysfunctional director.


Also, consider that  there is not a single municipal, county, state, or federal election that uses cumulative voting.  Cumulative voting was intended for stock corporations so small shareholders would have a voice. Otherwise, companies would be completely dominated by large shareholders. Cumulative voting is automatically included in a new homeowners association's bylaws so as to give owners a voice when the association is controlled by the developer. Once the developer is out of the picture, there is no need for cumulative voting.

We stopped publishing  CZ Master Association board election results, once we realized that we could predict with 100% certainty who the directors would be.

CZ Master Association most litigious

Under a Varo regime, the CZ Master Association is the most litigious homeowners association in Southern   California based on the number of filed Small Claims Court. 


Anecdotal evidence, including personal experience, indicates that the CZ Master Association freely uses legal resourcesto stifle dissent.  Worse:  there is a  vast differences between the CZ Master Association and its neighbors litigious activity: Since 2007, the Varo/Yocham CZ board has filed 165 cases with the Orange County Small Claims Court, compared to SAMLARC, with zero records, while the latter is more than 5 times as large, followed by Dove Canyon with 15 cases filed for the same period and five for Ladera Ranch.

See below for some of the specific cases:

Cases filed with the OC Small Claims Court


Case NumberParticipantParticipant TypeFiling Date
07SS00278CZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/1/2007
07SS00277CZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/1/2007
30-2010-00371746-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF5/5/2010
30-2007-00010110-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF4/27/2007
30-2007-00010115-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF4/27/2007
30-2010-00344485-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/8/2010
30-2007-00010959-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF5/10/2007
30-2007-00009947-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONDEFENDANT4/27/2007
30-2007-00010315-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF4/27/2007
30-2007-00019767-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF9/6/2007
30-2008-00224614-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF11/21/2008
30-2009-00269187-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF5/15/2009
30-2007-00019349-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF9/6/2007
30-2008-00224607-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF11/21/2008
30-2007-00019355-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF9/6/2007
30-2007-00019408-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF9/7/2007
30-2007-00019412-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF9/7/2007
30-2007-00019415-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF9/7/2007
30-2010-00354005-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF3/9/2010
30-2010-00357553-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF3/12/2010
30-2007-00023032-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF10/18/2007
30-2009-00294554-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/12/2009
30-2009-00324209-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF11/9/2009
30-2010-00344497-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/8/2010
30-2010-00354018-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF3/9/2010
30-2010-00355482-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF3/9/2010
30-2007-00033112-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF12/17/2007
30-2007-00033126-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF12/17/2007
30-2007-00033138-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF12/17/2007
30-2008-00060224-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF4/8/2008
30-2008-00060238-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF4/8/2008
30-2009-00320882-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF11/9/2009
30-2012-00583050-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF7/5/2012
30-2012-00583062-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF7/5/2012
30-2012-00582984-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF7/5/2012
30-2012-00583011-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF7/5/2012
30-2008-00060250-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF4/8/2008
30-2008-00060161-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF4/8/2008
30-2008-00066549-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONDEFENDANT5/6/2008
30-2008-00086934-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF7/23/2008
30-2008-00086962-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF7/23/2008
30-2008-00087189-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF7/23/2008
30-2009-00275627-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF6/10/2009
30-2009-00275702-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF6/10/2009
30-2008-00097367-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF9/2/2008
30-2008-00097375-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF9/2/2008
30-2008-00217054-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF10/27/2008
30-2008-00217063-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF10/27/2008
30-2008-00217084-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF10/27/2008
30-2008-00217102-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF10/27/2008
30-2008-00094404-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/20/2008
30-2008-00094420-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/20/2008
30-2008-00094164-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/20/2008
30-2009-00275644-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF6/10/2009
30-2008-00094171-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/20/2008
30-2008-00094182-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/20/2008
30-2008-00094214-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/20/2008
30-2008-00094238-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/20/2008
30-2008-00094375-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/20/2008
30-2008-00094380-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/20/2008
30-2008-00094383-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/20/2008
30-2008-00094390-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/20/2008
30-2009-00246030-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/18/2009
30-2009-00246064-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/18/2009
30-2009-00259893-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF4/1/2009
30-2009-00246092-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/18/2009
30-2009-00246107-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/18/2009
30-2009-00259996-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF4/1/2009
30-2009-00259903-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF4/1/2009
30-2009-00259882-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF4/1/2009
30-2009-00246123-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/18/2009
30-2009-00243534-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/9/2009
30-2009-00243491-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/9/2009
30-2009-00243500-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/9/2009
30-2009-00320892-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF11/9/2009
30-2010-00389738-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF7/13/2010
30-2009-00243563-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/9/2009
30-2009-00269257-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF5/15/2009
30-2009-00243505-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/9/2009
30-2009-00243570-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/9/2009
30-2009-00320904-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF11/9/2009
30-2009-00243576-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/9/2009
30-2009-00320917-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF11/9/2009
30-2009-00243511-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/9/2009
30-2009-00320925-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF11/9/2009
30-2009-00250970-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF3/10/2009
30-2009-00250960-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF3/10/2009
30-2009-00290365-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/5/2009
30-2009-00290419-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/5/2009
30-2009-00294646-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONDEFENDANT8/20/2009
30-2009-00294542-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/12/2009
30-2009-00294673-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/12/2009
30-2009-00290403-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/5/2009
30-2009-00294683-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/12/2009
30-2009-00290431-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/5/2009
30-2010-00383646-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF6/14/2010
30-2010-00402045-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/9/2010
30-2010-00402345-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/9/2010
30-2010-00392728-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF7/20/2010
30-2010-00402332-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/9/2010
30-2010-00402033-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/9/2010
30-2010-00392489-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF7/20/2010
30-2009-00290450-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/5/2009
30-2009-00302915-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONDEFENDANT9/17/2009
30-2009-00317831-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONDEFENDANT11/5/2009
30-2010-00335660-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF1/6/2010
30-2009-00331255-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF12/22/2009
30-2010-00355485-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF3/9/2010
30-2010-00344526-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/8/2010
30-2009-00331382-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF12/22/2009
30-2010-00335695-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF1/6/2010
30-2010-00335676-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF1/6/2010
30-2010-00359399-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONDEFENDANT4/2/2010
30-2010-00413426-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF9/30/2010
30-2010-00413414-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF9/30/2010
30-2010-00413435-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF9/30/2010
30-2010-00425470-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF10/29/2010
30-2010-00425027-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF10/29/2010
30-2010-00425028-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF10/29/2010
30-2010-00425029-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF10/29/2010
30-2010-00425473-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF10/29/2010
30-2010-00425467-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF10/29/2010
30-2010-00425472-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF10/29/2010
30-2010-00432264-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF12/6/2010
30-2010-00431759-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF12/6/2010
30-2011-00446413-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF1/27/2011
30-2011-00446477-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF1/27/2011
30-2011-00450116-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/8/2011
30-2011-00446520-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF1/27/2011
30-2011-00465973-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF3/30/2011
30-2011-00465974-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF3/30/2011
30-2011-00465975-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF3/30/2011
30-2011-00465972-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF3/30/2011
30-2011-00479471-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF5/23/2011
30-2011-00478458-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF5/23/2011
30-2011-00478921-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF5/23/2011
30-2011-00478858-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF5/23/2011
30-2011-00478938-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF5/27/2011
30-2011-00479515-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF5/23/2011
30-2011-00494941-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF7/26/2011
30-2011-00494924-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF7/26/2011
30-2011-00494962-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF7/26/2011
30-2011-00507066-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF9/8/2011
30-2011-00507080-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF9/8/2011
30-2011-00523291-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF10/31/2011
30-2011-00523307-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF10/31/2011
30-2011-00523313-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF10/31/2011
30-2011-00523324-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF10/31/2011
30-2012-00540426-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF1/13/2012
30-2012-00540430-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF1/13/2012
30-2012-00540435-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF1/13/2012
30-2012-00546036-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/14/2012
30-2012-00546038-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/14/2012
30-2012-00546041-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/14/2012
30-2012-00546043-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF2/14/2012
30-2012-00570806-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONDEFENDANT5/21/2012
30-2012-00593846-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/22/2012
30-2012-00593864-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATIONPLAINTIFF8/22/2012
30-2010-00348142-SC-SC-HLHCZ MASTER ASSOCIATION COTO CANDEFENDANT2/25/2010

Transparency

Obfuscation has been the norm at the CZ Master Association during Varo's term: Request for documents have been denied even for records such as IRS form 990, which by federal statue should be made available to anyone who asks.

In the number of complaints we have filed with local, state and federal agencies, against the board and its representatives, we make the argument that the local governance behaves as if it is above local, state and federal law.

Privacy

Under Varo's board the site is not not only fully commercialized, but the terms of the agreement are onerous.  We previously reviewed the agreement and posted our observations online.  The board threaten legal action.

The bottom line is that using a Qualys tool, the CZ Master Association’s website gets a  failing grade, and so does its security company’s, Universal Protection (UPS) website - Qualys is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions 

Going forward

So all law-abiding residents should be jumping for joy with Varo's departure, right? 
Not really.  The current culture has evolved over a decade, where culture is a form of social control,, and the Varo culture is now well entrenched and will likely continue Varo's  tradition of lawlessness and vindictiveness. 

Coto de Caza, CA - The California Highway Patrol  (CHP) traffic accident report for the fourth quarter of 2013 ending December 30, 2013 (4Q2013) shows the traffic accident rate in Coto de Caza is at an all time high at rates comparable to the ones when the CZ Master Association board of directors fired the CHP with fatal consequences in December 2005 and March of 2006.



Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – Qualys, a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions announced yesterday that its newly released tool can detect the OpenSSL HeartBleed vulnerability announced Monday, April 7, 2014

Using the Qualys tool, the CZ Master Association’s website gets a  grade of F.   So does its security company’s, Universal Protection (UPS) website


Coto de Caza and Ladera Ranch 1Q2011 Public Safety Review

Coto de Caza, CA –By its own words and actions, it is fair to argue that Coto de Caza’s local governance is not only apathetic when it comes to public safety, but its own actions actually result increase the risk to residents. Worse, seems like adults in Coto de Caza have similar views as the local governance.


Coto de Caza's Traffic Incident Rate at Critical Danger Levels
Coto de Caza, CA - While the Coto de Caza's total population has been shrinking for the last ten years, including placement of 17 property liens for the month of January 2011 out of roughly 3500 homes, the policies pursued by the CZ Master association board of directors, the local governance, have consistently increased traffic with a reduction in CHP patrol hours, with predictable results. Consider that for close to a decade, we have consistently shown conclusive evidence that there is a direct correlation between the extent of the CHP traffic enforcement efforts and the number of traffic accidents in the community.


Coto Continues on Dangerous Course of Traffic Incidents

While Incident Rate Lower, Still at Critical Levels

Coto de Caza, CA - The good news for Coto de Caza residents is that the quarter-to-quarter accident rate for the quarter ending March 31, 2011 is significantly down from the previous quarter. The bad news is that it is still at the same levels as when the community experienced its two traffic fatalities within a three month period between December 2005 and March 2006

Coto de Caza Fires the CHP - Again!

Coto de Caza, CA - The CotoBuzz Journal has documented the one-sided hate-hate relationship between the CZ Master Association board of directors and law enforcement agencies in general, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) specifically (CHP). In an open board meeting for example, a board member called the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) extortionists! Despite the public abuse the CHP has received from the Coto de Caza board of directors ever since the board was coerced into bringing the CHP back for pro-active traffic patrol, figures indicate that the CHP has been doing its job: - The Chart below was published Sept. 30, 2006.

Rhianna Six Month’s Anniversary Mr. Manian’s Three Month’s Anniversary

It has been six months since Rhianna Woolsey died (December 7, 2005) in the first traffic fatality in Coto de Caza in the last ten years. Sadly, this week also marks the Three Month Anniversary of Mr. Morteza Manian’s death, as he was struck by a...

Bicycle Safety Within Coto de Caza
During the June 8, 2006 Coto de Caza board meeting Yo Orduno described a public safety situation in the Summerfield district including a warning about an increase of rush hour cyclists in and around Vista Del Verde, some even riding pairwise making the...

Coto de Caza - New Election Laws - Call for Candidates
Dear CZ Board Members:

In July, 2006 the new state law governing HOA elections will take effect. That means that shortly thereafter, the Board should send out information concerning the mechanisms the Board intends to implement in 2007 to comply with...

First 2006-2007 Coto de Caza Board of Directors Meeting, Standing Room Only!  …and Coto de Caza’s Tar Baby
The first 2006-2007 Coto de Caza Board of Directors Meeting, can best be described as standing-room only, with the local media well represented.  A political junkie would have felt right at home, as you could sense the excitement, the energy and the...

COTOBUZZ RELEASES CRIME & VANDALISM MANAGEMENT TOOL
In its continued commitment to public safety, on June 1, 2006, CotoBuzz unveiled a Crime and Vandalism Management tool (see below for first installment), containing key metrics and a side-by-side comparison between Coto de Caza and Ladera Ranch....

COTO DE CAZA- SecurityAreNotUs
In today's Canyon Life, there was an article about Lyle Schlieder's leaving the BOD. Lyle was quoted as follows: "There are no patrols anymore. I am not sure if what we are dealing with is just a pretty face at the gate that we pay a lot of money for." So...

BREAKING NEWS: COTO IS SAFER THAN OTHER COMMUNITIES:
BREAKING NEWS: COTO IS SAFER THAN OTHER COMMUNITIES:

The April 21 issue of the CanyonLife reports that “Fred Lisanti of Pacific Oak Security, security consultants to the ( Coto de Caza) board, presented a report indicating the official crime...

CotoBuzz March 2006 Newsletter
First Traffic Accident Lawsuit Filed: Coto de Caza Public Safety Bandwagon is filling up Fast- Hop In!: . We just received the February 2006 CHP report – as previously reported in the Coto discussion forum, we had our first traffic accident in...

Lawless, Clueless Coto de Caza
Last night, 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.
Lawless, Values-less, Spiritual-less Coto de Caza
When we first moved to Coto de Caza over 12 years ago, we really thought there was No Place Like Coto. Shortly thereafter CNN/Money discovered Coto as well and included it in their list of One of the Best Places to Live/Best Places to Retire.


3 comments:

JL "Buzz" Aguirre said...

One week prior to this fatality, I implored Robert Varo to act. He did not: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/chp-17529-community-sheriff.html

JL "Buzz" Aguirre said...

See Recall Robert Varo campaign for more details: http://www.atwebo.com/Mezger/VaroStart.htm

JL "Buzz" Aguirre said...

Coto de Caza Crime Rate

http://www.areavibes.com/coto+de+caza-ca/crime/