Posted By CotoBlogzz
"You are the only person who seems to think that something corrupt or at the least wrong. If our community is so corrupt why aren't you at every meeting asking questions, offering solutions, being part of the solution, observing everything that is going on, instead of sitting in the cheap seats and sniping at the people volunteering their time, intelligence and energy to improve our wonderful community."
Everybody is entitled to their own opinion, including Mr. Mitchell and the Board - not their own facts
Small Claims Actions Are Lawsuits - Is that a cover for a collections racket? - You be the judge!
In another case, legal counsel foreclosed on a property because of an improperly parked RV! Is this a collections racket? But as Mr. Mitchell might say, looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, just run a Zillow report and tell me all is is wonderful!
Would this have changed if I had attended board meetings?
|CZ Small Claims Actions Compared to other associations, sticks like a sore thumb compared to others in California. Do you want to know why?|
Mr. Joseph Miner's Tips to Avoid Collections Racket
If you live in an Association you may know of these providers named below and you may want to check and see if they are doing the same things at your Association. Those things would be: 1) refusing partial payments (any payment you make MUST go to your assessments, 2) suing you in Small Claims court and charging Attorney fees (we believe this to be a new illegal scam happening with debt collection managers and ‘consulting’ attorneys.
- An updated list of defendants that have been sued on the amended complaint are:
- 1 – Huntington Continental Town Home Association, Inc.
- 2- Rustan Laine (former President)
- 3 – Myra Kuck (former Treasurer)
- 4 – Feldsott and Lee (a law firm)
- 5 – Stanley Feldsott
- 6 – Jacqueline Pagano
- 7 – Tyler Jones
- 8 – Keystone Pacific
- 9 – Cary Treff
- 10 – Erica Griffith
- 11 – Renee Barger
- 12 – Brittany Bennett
- 13 – Cane Walker Harkins (a law firm)
- 14 – James Harkins
- 15 – Arturo Chayra (dismissed as to some counts)
- 16 – Richard Sheldon Bar (dismissed as to some counts)
- 17 – Diann Robertson (dismissed as to some counts)
YOUR NEW SECRET WEAPON! – As a mandated member of your association you are effectively a ‘stock holder.’ When the directors are idiots and let the attorneys or management company fleece your operating account for every dollar you take in every month… or the directors are self-dealing in some way. If your lawsuit would benefit the Corporation as a whole and not just you – file a Shareholder Derivative Action against your management company or your HOA attorneys…. the law is that your attorney can get attorney fees!
Do any names in Mr. Miner's list above sound familiar? Is anyone in the list involved in the CZ Master Association's collections program, which Mr. Mitchell concedes "technically involve litigation?
Note that, as Mr. Mitchell suggested, I previously asked questions and requested the association provide me with legal expense records to get to the bottom of this, and after months of back and forth with Keystone, I never got the requested information. Would it have made any difference to have attended board meetings, you think? I do not think so, either.
Crime and Vandalism Facts of Fiction: Who is telling the Truth? OCSD or Mr. Mitchell?
However, the major contributor to public safety is the culture in the community, and the policies/ordinances it promotes, such the multiple-call party ordinance in Mission Viejo, as opposed to the anti-law enforcement sentiment in Coto de Caza highlighted when the board fired the CHP with no suitable alternative followed by Bob Varo calling the CHP extortionists, in an open board meeting.
Mail Box Tampering - do you get angry when a homeowner puts a note in your mailbox looking for a lost pet or inviting you to a block party? - Mr. Mitchell's rationalization
The Water Restriction ArgumentMr. Mitchell argues that the indiscriminate cutting down of trees is due to water shortage and that the property manager uses geocoded data to manage tree cutting. The problem is that I used the same geocoded argument before, asserting that the association should use such data for proper oak tree management, yet it knew nothing about it. Worst, it claimed the tree belonged to the association when in fact, the owner was the golf course!
The barren area shown below is more than five years old - years before the water shortage excuse came into the picture
|Geocoded tree management CZ Master Association style - some areas remain barren, while others are over-planted|