Sun City Civic Association Board Election Statements

Sun City Civic Association is currently running elections for their board. Ballots were mailed out ...

Sun City Civic Association is currently running elections for their board. Ballots were mailed out on January 9 to 4,762 residents and investors, and candidates were invited to submit their comments here on Menifee 24/7. We received comments from four of the seven candidates...

Tom Thurman

tom thurmanThe New Year brings us to campaign season for the Sun City Civic Association. There are seven candidates running for four openings on the Board of Directors: two coalitions of three and me.

While serving as co-chair of the SCCA Finance Committee, I learned that there are many other qualified and experienced management companies with rates that are 30% to 80% lower than the firm we are now using. In addition, they provide services that are superior to our current management company. Given those facts, I believe we could save as much as $140,000 per year, and that we should be giving that issue our full attention.

The Sun City Civic Association is 50 years old. Buildings, walkways, pipes, roofs and machines need repair and replacement at an eye-opening rate. But we are NOT capable of making such expenditures because our reserve level is only ONE- FOURTH of what the SCCA Reserve Analyst recommends. In my opinion, this is not management, its mis-management. I have nothing against Merit. I just feel we should be getting MORE service with LESS costs.

And while we’re on the subject, I also promise to keep the membership’s best interests uppermost; to comply with our governing documents; to operate with as much transparency as the law allows; to protect our 55-plus status; to hold at least two open forums per year to LISTEN to the members; to give my loyalty for the benefit of the members, not other members of the Board; to promote long range planning; and to be open to new, more efficient, and more effective ways of caring for the Association and its members.

My endorsements include Wally Edgerton Mayor, City of Menifee, Scott Mann Governing Board, Menifee School District, Edna Rae Bogut past President, SCCA Board of Directors, Marcia Heintz past Treasurer, SCCA Board of Directors, Richard Heintz past Vice President, SCCA Board of Directors, Susan Carrreiro past Director, SCCA Board of Directors.

If your interests and values are like mine, I’d be honored to receive your vote.

Randi Hewitt

randi hewittWhy I want to become a Board Member:

First of all I would like to say that I love this community and I want to help keep it a safe, fun and a well maintained community to live in. I also want to keep it a great value for all of the residents who live here.

If elected, I will always act in the best interest of the Homeowners when:

1. Tasking the contractor to perform a function.

2. Spending funds to maintain our facilities.

3. I will Educate myself with regards to presented issues so I am informed enough to support an up or down vote.

4. I will Work with all the Board members and committees to ensure cohesiveness and continuity and transparency within the group/s.

5. I will always work toward the best possible outcome for Homeowners.