Conduct of La Habra Heights Improvmen...

Conduct of La Habra Heights Improvment Association draws concern.

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La Habra Heights, CA - The Improvement Association held its annual general meeting on June 17th at City Hall. At past meetings, the Director seats up for election were voted on by members present, open to nominations from the floor. The 2009 meeting was markedly different to the 44 spectators in attendance.

No Election

Contrary to the advertisement in Heights Life, there was no election. The agenda had an "Election Results" item, not an election.

Answering a later question, apparently the actual "election" had taken place earlier in June, at an undisclosed time and place, amongst the existing directors and unknown other persons.

No Finacial Report Distributed

At past annual meetings, the Association Financial Summary was passed out to members attending, and it was a requirement of the by-laws to provide members with financial reports.

This June 2009 meeting saw Directors holding the report, the Treasurer giving a brief summary, and members in the audience left wondering what was going on. A member remarked that reports had been distributed to attendees in the past. He was told that a copy could be mailed.

By-Law Changes

When a member asked about by-law changes, the President answered that there had been recent changes. Members were not told what those changes were, or when they were voted in. For most of its existence, changes to Improvement Association By-Laws had to be advertised in Heights Life and approved by the members. At some point, changes in by-laws were made to allow Directors only to change them.

By-Laws Witheld From Members

When asked if a member could see or get a copy of the Association by-laws, the Board answered "No" , the by-laws were only for the Board.

It is now unknown, to those outside of the Board, how Directors are chosen, how long their terms are, responsibilities, and how elections are held.

This "Politburo" type of Improvement Association structure is contrary to the openness of the early days of the group which fought for the incorporation of the City.

The past 15 years has seen the Board become increasingly closed and secretive. Leaving members feeling they have been relegated to spectators who pay dues to watch the show.

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#21 Nov 1, 2009
Yes, all of you on the hill are nuts. If our mayor in La Habra acted the way yours does, he would be out. Period. La Habra has cut everything and all of our council and mayor are loved by all of us. We have dignity. We have watched your mayor and are astonished by his bad behavior. We have seen his wife publicly degrade people and that is incomprehensible. Good luck with your election, looks like a horrible good ole boy situation. Your mayor also runs a business in our city. Don't think it is doing that well.

“Exclusive Investigation!”

Since: Jun 07

La Habra Heights

#22 Jun 19, 2010

La Habra Heights Improvement Association "Soldiers" Attack Photojournalist/resident. Read news story and view video of attack at:
There You Go Again

North Hollywood, CA

#24 Apr 1, 2013
Just saw on that the La Habra Heights Improvement association, LHHIA, is leading the way for a new road tax, with a press release disguised as an article about the poor condition of the roads, and that we need to pay more.
I thought a 501c3 isn't supposed to get involved in politics, but I guess that doesn't apply to LHHIA which breaks the law with impunity.
LHHIA gets our tax dollars and then uses them to sell us on higher taxes.

It is time to stop paying your dues, or being a "premium" member until they reform.
Deja Vu Vipperman

North Hollywood, CA

#25 Apr 1, 2013
These LHHIA people cannot control themselves.

The latest March 2013 unprovoked attack by a supporter of the LHHIA sponsored City Council WINNERS on a losing candidate can be seen here:

You will see Karen Vipperman at the center of the attack, as she was a vocal participant in the 2010 La Habra Heights Improvement association attack (see the NewsStar link above) on a resident who was "not a member".

With multiple videos of the latest incident showing the unprovoked attack, will the guilty walk again as the Sheriff and DA look the other way?

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