Thanks for this great argument for a no vote. This kind of perspective and data should be the kind of information given for both sides of any issue in Oakmont and beyond. Oakmont is blocked by fear based politics and a board that is unwilling to be transparent and debate issues with opposing views.
In my mind the train could be a catalyst for a…[Read more]
James Foreman commented on the post, Report: December 10 OVA Town Hall on OGC Acquisition Status 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Is this really a surprise? Most of the people who opposed this had directly pointed to the fact that with no AGP agreement in place, and proponents giving all kinds of perks and guarantees, this was not a risk worth taking without more details in place. So I wonder if this is giving supporters pause, or is it still looking good to them?
I commend you on your writing and ability to keep moving forward and supporting the Democratic process. I am perplexed by the process in Oakmont and why the Board felt that they needed to divisively push for one outcome by controlling the process and shutting down opposing views.
I believe this is another case study in how our…[Read more]
Though I am no longer a resident of Oakmont, observing this from the outside looking in, I have to say it was both predictable and unfortunately not thorough or transparent enough. The Champaign is flowing way too fast and before the OVA signs on the line I hope that all those invested in Oakmont ensure the i’s are dotted and the t’s cro…[Read more]
It seems that many of the people who wanted to buy the OGC and raise dues on everyone to achieve that result are calling this a victory and for everyone else to move on. This was said about Pickleball and many other issues that have come up. In the case of Pickleball the solution was facilitated by those who did not give up and move on.
I am…[Read more]
So then would you say that the articles in the Kenwood Press, or more importantly the Oakmont News, are Opinion then? And are they labeled as such?
An Oakmont Forum Report
On Wednesday, June 12, a President’s Message entitled Social Media Survey was posted on the Oakmont Village website, and an on-line Nextdoor OVA/BOD Discussion Group Survey went l […]
On Wednesday, June 12, a President’s Message entitled Social Media Survey was posted on the Oakmont Village website, and an on-line Nextdoor OVA/BOD Discussion Group Survey went live.
To be blunt, this s […]
An example of how OVA could be informing the Oakmont community.
The Oakmont Observer has obtained a copy of a document presented to the membership of the Adobe Creek Homeowners Association that described […]
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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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]
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