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2023 Meet the Candidates
We will be holding a Zoom meeting to introduce the Redwood Estates community to their 2023 Board of Directors candidates!
- When: Wednesday March 29th at 7pm
- Where: Zoom –https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81919817042?pwd=Um9OZ3hzWmtuaVdGZmp1M2orOVBKdz09
- Duration: approximately 1-hour
- 5-min. for each candidate to introduce themselves
- 15-min. Q&A session where members can ask any candidate(s) a question
Candidate bios and blurbs are on our previous blog post.
Reminder: ballots must be received to the office by mail or in-person by 2pm on Sunday April 2nd.
RESA Office Staff
Candidate blurbs for 2023 Annual Meeting of the Members
I have been living in RE for almost 2 years now, and even though it may not seem that long, me and my husband and 2 pups felt at home the moment we moved in. I would love to help shape the future of our community and ensure we protect this piece of heaven we are lucky to share. I have lived in the bay area for 8 years. I am originally from Mexico and went to graduate school in Texas. I am a biomedical engineer by training, and have been working as a healthcare data scientist at Google for 6 years
As a member of the RESA Board of Directors since 2021, I have guided our community through everyday operations and new challenges. Our little slice of mountain paradise is facing unprecedented changes in everything from extreme weather to rising maintenance costs. I’ve witnessed many of those changes just in my 10 years raising a family in Redwood Estates. Talking with decades-long residents, I hear the pride and ingenuity it took to build and maintain this community. Welcoming new families just starting their lives here, I see a bright future ahead. I’m proud of this neighborhood and have worked passionately to preserve and enhance the services that make it great, from our parks and pool to our roads and fire preparedness. I will continue to advocate for transparency and efficiency so that RESA thrives as a financially responsible and supportive community with sound infrastructure for generations to come.
In my nearly 30-year career in product and project management, my greatest skill has been to deliver what people need while working within the constraints of budget, time, and limited resources. It’s not easy to develop a single solution that works for everyone, but it begins with listening and connection. As the cost of everything rises, thoughtfully prioritizing our work will be critically important. I encourage all residents to be a part of the conversation and get involved. Attend a meeting, join a committee, cast a ballot! We’ve all come here from different places and perspectives, from long-time mountain residents to recent transplants, but together we are one community. I would be proud to continue serving RESA and using my experience to preserve and improve this amazing corner of the woods we call home.
As a third-generation resident of Redwood Estates, I look forward to serving and supporting the people of this community. I will apply my decades of experience in disaster response and fire safety from my long career as a firefighter, emergency services manager, and logistics planner to my role on the RESA Board of Directors. It is my hope to improve existing community disaster plans and strengthen our communities’ capability in times of adversity.
My family and I were active in our local 4-H Club for many years and I’ve held multiple leadership positions with other non-profit and volunteer organizations; this has helped form my wide-ranging perspective on working with people. My motivation in seeking appointment to the RESA Board of Directors is simple: it is to serve and benefit my neighbors and friends of Redwood Estates and to make this a better place to live. I look forward to working with all the people of Redwood Estates.
My Background: I’ve been a Redwood Estates homeowner for 3 ½ years. Now that I’ve gotten experience as a resident and familiarity with the community, I’d like to contribute some of my time and experience to ensuring our funds are optimally spent and we’re getting the best use of our resources. I’m retired now but worked over 40 years in the valley in product management for software companies including 15 years at Cadence. I’m also familiar with the workings of volunteer committees having served for 8 years on Cupertino’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Commission.
My primary interests in joining the board (in priority order):
- Given the difficult winter we’ve had we’re going to have to manage our expenditures carefully, especially road repairs. I want to ensure we get multiple quotes and have a few options to select from. Given the amount involved, it also seems a special assessment might be necessary. If so, I want to be involved in that decision.
- We need to ensure we’re maintaining the Pavilion to keep it as a revenue generating asset. That’s also going to require funds and project management. I have skills in those areas that I can bring to bear. In addition, I believe we can/should do more to promote the Pavilion. My experience in marketing will be helpful for that as well.
- The current board has been working to increase pressure on those not paying their monthly dues. I support this and want to ensure this continues. Those of us who pay our dues don’t need to subsidize those that don’t.
- Our community is beautiful and we live in an expensive area. I’d like to see if there’s an appetite for working together to make it even more beautiful…such as exploring solutions to get trash cans off the streets in between trash pickup days.
- 5. I’m also a dog enthusiast and think we could hold occasional dog get-togethers and/or group walks.
I look forward to serving the community!
I am writing to express my interest in running for the board of directors of Redwood Estates Services Association. As a resident of our wonderful community, I am passionate about ensuring that our neighborhood continues to thrive, and I believe I can make a meaningful contribution. With an Industrial Engineering degree, I have a strong background in leading projects centered around manufacturing medical devices, which has taught me how to work with others to solve problems and implement efficient solutions. I am confident that I can apply these skills to serve our community effectively and help to address the issues that matter most to our residents. I kindly ask for your vote and support in this upcoming election. I look forward to meeting more of our neighbors in the near future.
My name is Lucia Arredondo. I am a life-long resident who, after living in many places as an adult, returned home to Redwood Estates to raise my family in this wonderful community. This year I came full circle and returned to my alma mater, Lexington School, as the kindergarten teacher. While the heart of this community is much the same as it was in my youth, many seemingly modern issues (traffic, long power outages, fire, weather, etc.,) are challenging Redwood Estates. These past few months have been very hard on our community. We need our board to come up with solutions quickly to fix the many problems we are facing and help us be better prepared for issues that may arise in the future. My goal is to bring my positive outlook, my community mindedness, my fiscal responsibility, and my work ethic to help the community I love, Redwood Estates.
Notice of Annual Meeting of the Members
REDWOOD ESTATES SERVICES ASSOCIATION
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS
April 2, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
To the Members:
The Annual Meeting of the Members of Redwood Estates Services Association (the “Company”), a California non-profit mutual benefit corporation, will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2023, commencing at 2:00 p.m., at the Pavilion. 21450 Madrone Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95033.
In accordance with the Bylaws of the Company, Section 7.4.3, and the membership is hereby informed that only announced agenda items of business may be voted on at this meeting unless there is at least 33-1/3% of the voting power of the corporation present in person. Management has knowledge of the following matters to be discussed at the Meeting:
- The election of 3 (three) Directors to serve a two-year term until the year 2025 Annual Meeting of the Members.
- Such other business as may be properly brought before the meeting.
The following individuals have, as of the date hereof, been nominated for election to the Company’s Board of Directors:
- Angela Hedges – Incumbent
- Joseph Bruna – Incumbent
- Gabby Espinosa
- Matt Sheikh
- Pete Heller
- Lucia Arredondo
Only Members of record, in good standing (not more than 31-days delinquent in any fees or assessments due the Company) on the date of this Notice are entitled to vote. As of the date hereof, there are 1262.2 voting memberships. For the members to take action at the 2023 Annual Meeting, 20% of all voting memberships (252.4 votes of members in good standing) must be present in person, by ballot, or by Proxy.
By Order of the Board of Directors
By: Angela Hedges, Secretary
Redwood Estates, California
Pavilion parking lot demolition & construction
The Pavilion parking lot is scheduled for demolition and re-construction beginning tomorrow March 7th at 8:00 am, lasting approximately 10-days.
Parking will be extremely limited, if not completely unavailable, Mon-Fri from 7:00am-4:00pm, until the project is complete.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
RESA Office Staff
Road edge brush clearing
We are scheduling road edge brush chipping to clear storm debris. Here are the details:
Monday March 13th – Tuesday March 14th
- Stack debris within 10 feet of the road edge.
- No debris larger than 16″ diameter.
- Do not block the street thoroughfare.
Have ALL debris available by Monday 8:30 am, as crews will be covering each road once in their drive through our neighborhood.