Next Monthly Meeting, Monday, March 5, 2018
MEETING LOCATION: Ninth Church of Christ, Scientist located at 175 Junipero Serra Boulevard
(Darien Way and Junipero Serra Blvd)
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Balboa Terrace Homes Association Ballot for 2018 Election of Directors
Ballot Instructions: Eligible homeowner(s) may vote for no more than 11 of the candidates listed below by placing an “X” in the blank next to the candidate’s name. Candidate statements are attached and posted below.
Please place ballot with your votes for up to 11 candidates in the Ballot envelope and return by mail with your signature and address on the outside of the return envelope prior to March 7, 2018 or in person at the Annual BTHA Homeowners Meeting on Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 7:30pm.
The election rules are summarized below:
1. The deadline to mail your ballot is March 7, 2018 but you may submit your ballot in person at the beginning of the Annual Meeting on March 13, 2018 at 7:30pm.
2. Your ballot is confidential, but the return envelope must be signed to determine your eligibility. If Ballot is not submitted in a signed envelope with your address it is invalid.
3. Three members will serve as Inspectors of Election to verify eligibility, confirm a quorum, count the confidential ballots, and announce elected candidates at the Annual Meeting.
4. Ballots containing votes for more than 11 candidates are invalid and will not be counted.
5. The 11 Candidates who receive the most votes cast on valid ballots will be seated on the Board.
Gerald W. Bernstein
I’ve lived in Balboa Terrace since 1985; my wife Kathy and I raised our two boys here. I founded a management consulting business then worked at City College. I’ve been on the Board numerous terms, including President FY 2015-2016. In 2005 I created the process and chaired the committee that led to our first design guidelines for resolving neighbor disputes locally without forcing parties to run to the City. We again face management challenges that require a process of engaging neighbors to understand the issues and possible solutions. I ask for your vote to help professionalize BTHA management.
I have lived in Balboa Terrace since 1999 with my wife and two children. I am a Finance professional with over 25 years experience and former BTHA Treasurer. I have volunteered as a CYO youth sports coach and a past board member of the St. Brendan’s Men’s Club in San Francisco. I am running for the BTHA board again to represent homeowners with an independent voice and to provide a balanced and commonsense approach to neighborhood issues and financial oversight of the association. Thank you for your consideration.
It has been my pleasure to serve on the Board for several years. During this time, I have helped set up safe pick-up and drop-offs for students at Aptos Middle School, helped remove ubiquitous utility poles, helped place strategic Stop signs and timed crosswalks across Portola, worked with neighbors concerned with the Christian Science Church pre-school, acted as a critical liaison for neighborhood crime and safety concerns, worked with the city to resurface the Aptos Upland intersection and helped facilitate grants for District 7 projects. Please vote for me so I can continue to improve our neighborhood.
I have lived in Balboa Terrace for over thirty years and love this neighborhood. I have served on the board in the past and found it to be very gratifying. I would like to bring an air of civility back to the board which has been lacking in recent years and has resulted in difficulties in accomplishing the work of the association. I believe that the most important goals of the board should be to bring the CC&Rs into legal compliance, work to maintain the architectural integrity of the neighborhood and increase the connections between neighbors.
Balboa Terrace has been my home for over 22 years. Previously I served on the BTHA Board in various capacities such as Treasurer, Secretary, and Board Director. Professionally, I held positions in the corporate world in Financial Planning, Leasing, Treasury, and Debt and Investment Management. I have run my own independent business for about 10 years. Becoming a member of the Board for me means serving our community, supporting volunteer efforts, and bringing our neighbors together.
As the current Vice President of Balboa Terrace Board of Directors, I would like to continue to serve on the Board for another term. I have served on the Board for several terms. In our community, which was developed as a Residential Park, I would like to work to preserve and improve our common areas. Also, I would stay involved in the issues that arise. As a homeowner for over 30 years, I want to be part of the change in a positive way. I look forward to 2018 and would appreciate your support and vote.
My wife and I have lived in Balboa Terrace at 135 San Aleso Avenue since 1984. In my professional life, I am a labor and employment lawyer representing management, which means that my work is focused on negotiation and conflict resolution. For the past 9 years, I have served on the Board of Directors of a non-profit organization called A Home Within which provides pro bono psychotherapy and other services to foster children throughout the United States. I believe I can serve our neighborhood by being a Board member.
My name is Nancy Khalaf, and I would like to nominate myself for the BTHA Board. I have lived in Balboa Terrace since 2004 and have a dental practice on Ocean Avenue. I have been on the BTHA Board for the past two years. Some of you might have seen me at our last two annual neighborhood picnics that I was in charge of planning! I would like to see all our neighbors working together for the good of Balboa Terrace, and hopefully we can reach that goal in the coming year. Thank you for your consideration.
17-year resident and neighborhood volunteer, board member, board president, officer and board member of private and public companies, not for profits organizations and enthusiastic supporter of the Community. My key focus is protecting and increasing the value of our homes in Balboa Terrace by preserving and enhancing the family friendly character and livability for all residents. 1) Preserve and protect the security, safety and character of the neighborhood 2) Continue to enhance our common areas 3) Bring our by-laws and articles of incorporation up to current legal standards 4) Apply best practices to our homeowner’s association management
I have lived in Balboa Terrace for 5 years and previously in Palo Alto for 30 years. I believe a strong Board and deep involvement from our residents is what makes Balboa Terrace such a special place. I also believe that any Board can benefit from some new members. I hope to contribute that fresh perspective to our BHTA Board. I have been a board member, and senior executive (COO, EVP, CFO) for public companies and venture capital supported tech start-ups. I have an MBA from Harvard University and am a Chartered Accountant from England. I retired in 2016.
As a resident since 1994 and incumbent director, I look forward to helping my neighbors – representing you on our Board. I have served on non-profit boards, staffed elected city councils, county boards, commissions, etc., and I know HOA governing laws, planning practices, and dynamics. I initiated coalitions to improve Aptos Park ($3M+) and Ocean Avenue for which I received a S.F. Beautiful award. I am proud of their visual impact, but this year we must take steps to protect and enhance our unique architectural character and “sense of community;” and to access City resources that create value in our homes.
My name is Emily Tam and I have lived in Balboa Terrace for over a decade. I am currently the BTHA Secretary. I am a Real Estate Broker and a Real Estate Attorney. For two decades, I volunteered at several different nonprofit organizations and I have always been very dedicated to community service. I would like to continue to contribute my time to the BTHA community. With my past experience for several years as Secretary, I believe that I will continue to be a great asset to the BTHA Board. Thank you for your consideration.
My name is Bill Thomen and I am the Treasurer of the BTHA. I was attracted to Balboa Terrace by the historical appearance of the houses and the consistency of the beautiful landscaping. All this is the result of a strong HOA. I am a CPA by training and fiscally conservative. I feel that I can help the association by insuring that our money is well spent while also maximizing the appearance and value of our neighborhood.
I am native of San Francisco. My parents moved to Balboa Terrace in 1969 when I was 4 and they remain here today. After finishing college and experiencing other neighborhoods around the city for the next 15 years, my wife and I decided in 2003 that Balboa Terrace should be our family home too. The friendly, community I experienced growing up is still very much alive and something quite unique in the city. I have served on the Board previously and would be honored to do so again in service of this community that I know and love.
PG&E will be working in our alleyways starting January 29th and may cause some disruption to homeowners along the mapped areas below. PG&E has agreed to call each homeowner to schedule the best time to complete the work.