@jam2oakmontactive 1 week, 3 days ago
Adding a few quotes to consider, where George Lucas (almost a neighbor) says it well:
“The story being told in Star Wars is a classic one. Every few hundred years, the story is retold because we have a tendency to do the same things over and over again. Power corrupts, and when you’re in charge, you start doing things that you think are r…[Read more]
Thanks Michael for this post! I am pretty sure Steve will not read it, but I actually hope that he does.
While living in Oakmont I got to know Steve well and even met with him many times to specifically have a dialogue about how to promote “Transpartisan Principles” in Oakmont and beyond. In 2017 I encouraged Steve to get involved in the Oak…[Read more]
James Foreman commented on the post, Amended Complaint Filed in Heyman Lawsuit against OVA 3 months ago
Very interesting to see details that many of us knew to be the case but did not have full proof when it was happening. I sensed all along that Cassie had an agenda, bias, and collusion within the OVA Board, Oakmont News and 3rd party entities. Some of this can naturally happen when working for an organization like this, but the high level of…[Read more]
James Foreman commented on the post, Facts are Sorely Lacking as OVA Explores OGC Purchase 3 months, 1 week ago
I agree with the others that this is yet again great reporting and excellent points! The Oakmont Observer is the only way for anyone not living in Oakmont to get recent news.
As an outsider now, living in Sonoma, I wonder if the OVA Board, and others in Oakmont, realize how their decision to have no “news” on the Oakmont website, that is…[Read more]
Just to add to your story here I wanted to relay the following about this.
1. Last year the Communications Committee had to create all new documents, procedures and printed forms for the Candidates since the old CC had not offered or kept the documents for future elections.
2. I personally spent hours, working with Ruthie…[Read more]
This is really not surprising and I am glad that they filed this lawsuit.
I noted during the entire year of 2017 and the election of the BOD last year that many of the OVA “leaders” would not condemn the lies and disgusting comments made about Ken. I think they actually fueled the rat head incident and from meetings I was in as CC Chair I heard…[Read more]
Why is it so important to know who writes every article for the OO? Do you maybe question the validity of the information?
You can go to the Oakmont News section of the Village website or even look in the paper, https://oakmontvillage.com/article/category/news/, and see that there is little to no information about the editorial…[Read more]
Another great article here, and it says a lot about how things are being managed on this project. It seems that the BOD is just “matter of fact” about this, so have they owned this overrun at all? I can only imagine what the new BOD members would say if the last BOD had done this.
I do a lot of project management for large Tech projects I am…[Read more]
Great Perspective Bruce.
I especially like the “Guiding Principles” aspect of what you say. I think some of the current Board would agree to this, but they may think that they already are providing Guiding Principles in the way things are now.
I would add that there are many existing Communities, Schools and Centers of various types, thr…[Read more]
Yvonne, thank you for another well crafted and insightful perspective.
You are correct that Steve apologized, but so did Heidi Klyn as well and at least one of the others who did not get elected. It is evident to most rational folks that what a person says originally is closer to the truth than the redaction or apology.
To me…[Read more]
Bruce, a very good article and points.
The Oakmont News publication policy should address this kind of propaganda, and while Chair of the Communications Committee last year there is no way the OGC articles would have been in the paper. We had only a few instances where we had to reject or return an article sent to us by a Club or Organization.…[Read more]
James Foreman commented on the post, THE OVA and GOLF: Refocusing the Negotiation, Reframing the Relationship 1 year ago
Wow Don, this is excellent!
This is why this website is important, to share views that can open up the dialogue. As many know you were a writer in the Oakmont News too, and I believe this is the kind of article that can enlighten and inspire, but am not sure this kind of story would be published there.
Hope the long-term gets the focus…
James Foreman commented on the post, Here we go again…Oakmont’s Discord Publicized in the Press Democrat 1 year, 1 month ago
Thanks Lynda for posting your perspective,
Now as an outsider to Oakmont, down the road in Sonoma, I read the Chris Smith article in the PD and have also kept up with much of the News of Oakmont since I left in March. My perception is that this BOD is having trouble managing all that they have taken on, and are not fulfilling their goals around…[Read more]
It has been a beautify Spring! May we all enjoy these great lands, people and weather.