Friday, January 29, 2016

How the Coto de Caza HOA manages Dangerous Curves in the community

Posted By CotoBlogzz

Coto de Caza, CA - For years I have argued that the idea of posting "Caution Golfers" signs in Coto's most dangerous curves, is moronic.: If golfers are too lazy to use proper sidewalks, then they should rent a golf cart, or not play golf, after all, golf is supposed to be a sport is it not?  Likewise, if golfers want to play golf in Coto de Caza, but are too stingy and do not want to pay for a cart rental, then they should not play golf!

Past HOA board president, Robert Varo did not listen then, and current president Xochitl  Yocham has yet to act.  In fact, Varo refused to install “Caution Children Playing” signs but fully supported the moronic ones.

A few weeks ago I posted pictures of two cars blocking San Miguel, one of the most dangerous curves in Coto,  in both directions, east/west, at around midnight. 

Accident at San Miguel right at the "Caution Golfers" sign, blocking both directions:  November 19, 2015 at 11:30 pm

 Earlier this week in the same place, a car run over a  white fence.  After a week of the fence being down, there are no signs that Coto's $1.5 million/year glorified meter maid UPS has stopped by.

The only explanation for this damage is that the driver, not unlike Coto's HOA legal counsel,  according to case:   SHMV0038019, On 12/09/2015, Harkins was approved for Traffic School, for " Unsafe speed for prevailing conditions"

The wrecked fence is just 50 feet from the " Caution, golfers" sign and the latter is just about 60 feet from a 30 MPH sign.  The problem is that drivers here do an average of 60 MPH on any given hour.

The wrecked fence is just 50 feet from the " Caution, golfers" sign, which is 60 ft from the 30 MPH sign that everybody ignores and instead drive at 60 MPH


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