In a recent Nextdoor post, Malka Osserman applied a quote from Noam Chomsky to her critique of User Groups:  “The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum. That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going…

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Governance of Oakmont is controlled by three governing documents, the Oakmont Village Association Articles of Incorporation, the Protective Restrictions (CC&Rs), and the Bylaws. The governing documents are subordinate to applicable state law, including particularly the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act that governs condominium, cooperative and planned unit development communities as codified in the California Civil…

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A major disappointment arising from the By-Laws Town Hall of September 3 is the realization that the Board leadership had already firmly committed, in advance of the Town Hall, to putting the proposed 25% quorum issue to a vote of the membership. That effectively turned the meeting into a listening session — which is valuable…

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On July 14 Advance Golf Partners Two LLC terminated its 20-year lease agreement with OVA just months into the lease. In response, OVA announced that it would quickly negotiate a new long-term lease with CourseCo or Billy Casper Golf. To use the framework advanced by Roger Fisher and William Ury in their popular book Getting to…

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Ironically, the exit of AGP provides an enormously valuable, unanticipated opportunity because there is no longer a binding 20 year obligation to fulfill. The Board should take full advantage of that opportunity!

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This is not the proverbial good news, bad news story. There is no good news here. This is dreadful news. By buying-in entirely to the vision sold by AGP – a vision of being able to continue to operate two golf courses and a restaurant (maybe two) with such a significant revenue increase from the…

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