Coto de Caza, CA - Far Left MIT professor Noam Chumsky blames the rise of Trump to a breakdown in society. We strongly disagree: The rise of Trump is largely due to corrupt and or inept career politicians and mainstream media abdicating its role as the fourth estate. We make the same argument for the rise of Bernie Sanders.
Heck, a Fresno State student newspaper editorial compares Donald Trump to Hitler. The same student newspaper has not made a comparison between Bernie Sanders and Che Guevara, however.
Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg in the 2016 US presidential elections: The puppy is ugly and getting worse.
If you think this is bad, the arcane election process used in the Coto de Caza HOA may just be even worse: Ever since Robert Varo and Xochitl Yocham assumed control of the CZ Master Association board of directors, we have been able to predict with 100% accuracy board elections.
I and others have been requesting that the CZ Master Association HOA board complies with the spirit of state law and transitions to direct elections, instead of the arcane delegate process still in use today, originally designed to keep minority owners, such as developers, in power, all over the state.
Instead, the Varo/Yocham board increased its power grab by changing the rules to have elected delegates serve two years instead of one. The elected delegates' only official function is to elect the CZ Master Association board of directors.
This means that using the cumulative vote, instead of direct elections, the current board controls who serves on the board: No if, thens or buts. The often used rationale that "if you want to change the system, you change it from the inside," simply does not work: Try that method in repressive governments such as North Korea, China, Iran or Venezuela, for instance.
To make matters worse, the HOA board has teamed up with Keystone Pacific, the property management company, and James Harkins, its legal counsel to turn the CZ Master Association into the most litigious HOA, which means that if you are a homeowner, there is a greater than 1-10 chance the association is going to sue you.
Now, if there are any Quixotic residents who want to take on the Xochitl Yocham-led HOA board, applications for the most important election are due Wednesday, March 23, 2014. That election is for delegates. Keep in mind that the election for the board is a merely formality.
|If you want to take on the fight, download application for Delegate and turn in by March, 3, 2016|
The kabuki theater-type of CZ Master Association HOA board of directors election takes place June 8, 2016 and the applications are due on or before Friday, April 1, 2016. Keep in mind that you can be a delegate and a board member. Also, be mindful that if you do not control any of the delegates, your chances of gaining a seat on the board using cumulative voting are less than you hitting the jackpot!
|If you want to waste your time, you can apply for a seat on the CZ Master Association HOA board.|