Posts by Don McPherson
OPINION: THE BOARD SHOULD NOT PROPOSE A 25% QUORUM FOR AMENDING THE BYLAWS
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…Read More
THE BY-LAWS TOWN HALL
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…Read More
THE AGP LONG-TERM LEASE NEGOTIATIONS: WHAT WENT WRONG?
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…Read More
SO, WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
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!Read More
AGP: There is NO Good News Here
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…Read More
The BoD Should Commit NOW to a Referendum on Any Proposed Purchase of OGC
If the Board of Directors really wants to promote full, open and civil discourse about the potential of OVA purchasing OGC with attendant significant dues and/or assessment increases, the current Directors and candidates for Director on the next Board should commit – now, in advance – to having an OVA member referendum if purchase is…Read More