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Association continues to see ballots coming in

RANCHO SANTA FE — During the June 5 Rancho Santa Fe Association Board of Directors meeting, Board President Philip Wilkinson shared with other board members and attendees the ballot numbers which have flowed in so far.

Four candidates are vying for two open seats on the Association’s Board of Directors. The contenders are Susan Callahan, Ann Boon, Dominick Addario and Kim Eggleston.

“We are at about 1,340 ballots received, as of yesterday,” Wilkinson said. When this started, Wilkinson guessed the ballot count would be at 1,400. He hopes the official count range is 1,400 to 1,500; and, with a few more days to go, it may reach that goal.

Ivan Holler, acting manager of the Rancho Santa Fe Association and board secretary, reminded everyone that the ballots for the board election are due June 9 by 5 p.m.

“Then on Tuesday, June 10, the ballots will be counted at the fire station meeting room,” he said, adding how this will begin at 9 a.m.

Holler wanted people to know that they will have the same two members who volunteered the last time, and their election inspector will bring additional election assistants due to the different counting process. Before, there were just two options.

Holler also noted that Supervisor Bill Horn narrowly won his seat on 5th District for the Board of Supervisors. This district oversees the Ranch.

Holler went on to say that this will be Supervisor Horn’s last term due to the county limits.

Following this update, Holler branched out to the topic of Covenant roadways which are radar certified and how it helps with enforcement.

“The reason that this helps is even though the roadway has a posted speed sign, if the prevailing speed is above it, police can write a ticket for the posted speed — as crazy as that sounds,” Holler said. He continued, “But when a road is radar certified, and it’s posted, they can’t, so it’s a great benefit to the Covenant to help slow traffic.”

Although this is a function of the county, the Association works closely with this. Currently, there are a couple of roads up for radar recertification at their current posted speeds, including Rambla de las Flores.