Call for Candidates

Dear Coto de Caza Community Association Homeowners,

The 2016 Annual Meeting to elect our Board of Directors for the coming year is approaching, with the submission deadline for all prospective candidates interested in serving on the Board due Monday, August 29, 2016.

Candidacy filing instructions and an application form can be accessed via the link below.

Coto de Caza Community Association 2016 Candidacy Instructions




July 2016 Newsletter

Hi Everyone,

As another dry, hot summer bears down on us, fire preparedness is not the only concern we should be on the lookout for. Rattlesnakes are being sited in Southern California communities more and more. An article in this month’s newsletter brings this issue to light that we encourage everyone to read. You can also click here to find out more about rattlesnake awareness.

July 2016 Coto Village Voice Newsletter

HOA Agenda Item Submission Notice

Good Afternoon Coto de Caza Community Association Board Members and Committee Members,

Per the Association’s agenda policy, if you have proposed agenda item(s), please submit your agenda request no later than July 31, 2016, as the next Board meeting is scheduled on August 9, 2016. Otherwise, no response is necessary.

A copy of the policy and agenda item request form can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Coto de Caza Community Association Agenda Item Submission Policy


Smoke Observed in Southern Sky

Hello Everyone,

Reports of smoke in the distant southern sky in the direction of San Diego have been observed by some. A fire has broken out in the northern area of Camp Pendleton about an hour ago. While two recent news links below indicate no immediate structural threats, it is a reminder to stay vigilant.

Along with the extreme heat we are experiencing, this is a wake-up-call to everyone in our neighborhood the importance of fire preparedness.

ABC News San Diego link

NBC News San Diego link


Fire Watch Volunteers Needed

The South County Fire Watch, together with the Orange County Fire Authority invites you to participate in our fire watch, a partnership to deter and report behaviors that could lead to fires and to detect fires quickly if they start.


Protect Your Community

  • Nearly all wildfires in Orange County in the last 100 years have been caused by humans
  • Fire is an extreme hazard to communities built close to wildlands
  • Wildland fires are a significant threat to rare wildlife and plants.
  • The communities of Dove Canyon, Coto de Caza, Wagon Wheel, Las Flores, and Ladera Ranch are adjacent to south county wildlands
  • Portions of south county wildlands haven’t burned in over fifty years


Fire Watch Training

  • Volunteers will receive training from Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) personnel
  • Training Date: to be decided (usually occurs in July or August)
  • Training will last three hours in early evening and focus on: understanding basic fire behavior, identifying signs of wildfire, dealing with suspect behavior, providing useful fire information, contacting proper fire authorities
  • OCFA training prepares volunteers for deployment under conditions of severe fire hazard. On “Red Flag” days, South County Fire Watch will assign rotating shifts of volunteers to wildland vantage points to serve as deterrents and lookouts for fire professionals. We seek to place participants in locations easily accessible from where they live or work.


How Can You Help?

Become a Fire Watch Volunteer!

Please Contact:

Sandy DeSimone, (949) 858-0309
Email: , or

Laura Coley Eisenberg, (949) 240-3363 Ext 297