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Candidates Night: Questions Asked

By Bruce Bon | February 29, 2024 |

This year’s Candidates Night event took place from 6 pm until 7:30 pm on Wednesday, Feb 21. In addition to in-person attendance, members could view the event via Zoom, although Zoom allowed only 100 attendees to log in – many…

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Fireside Conversation with OVA Board Candidates

By Oakmont Observer | February 28, 2024 |

The Community Education & Transparency Committee invites the Oakmont community to join them this upcoming Friday, March 15 at 2:30 at the Berger for refreshments…

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Democracy in Oakmont: The Roles of Membership Surveys and Votes

By Bruce Bon | February 23, 2024 |

In childhood, we all learned to believe in democracy, the fundamental principle that the right of a government to regulate our lives derives from the consent of the governed. A government is democratic only to the extent that decisions made…

Freezing Out Dissent in a Community Election

By Deborah Quam | February 22, 2024 |

Political figures at the community level often frame criticism of their voting record and policies as “personal attacks” for important strategic reasons. This strategy can serve as a diversionary tactic. It shifts the focus from the objective and substantive issues…

The 2024 OVA Board of Director’s election is critical to our Future Financial Well Being

By Lynda Oneto | February 20, 2024 |

I was a member of the Bylaws Revision Committee (BRC). We presented our revisions to the Board of Directors in May, 2019. We recommended that the OVA Board vote on only one by law at first, so that a majority…