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Letter from Your Board Presidents

Joe Ribotto, LARMAC Board president and Armando Rutledge, LARCS Board president give an overview to the summer issue of Roots and Wings magazine and wish everyone a fun summer.

Although we started 2020 with optimism and excitement, Ladera's 20th anniversary year has not been what any of us had hoped for. On the other hand, we have all experienced the wonderful acts of kindness, generosity and leadership by neighbors who took action beyond their own situations or circumstances.

Teens redirected birthday gifts to purchase food to donate to local food banks and business owners transformed their restaurants to provide essential items to residents. Teachers quickly transitioned to online learning and our brave healthcare workers serve on the frontlines of a worldwide health crisis – the fact is that there is much to be grateful for – our neighbors and our community are among them. These and many more were defining moments that continue to shape Ladera Ranch twenty years later.

Ladera Ranch is a community with a legacy of generosity, neighborly compassion and a tenacious commitment to progress – and that legacy continues today.

So much has changed in just a few months. LARMAC and LARCS have adapted to comply with orders from the State and the Orange County Health Agency. Although these orders and the subsequent facility closures and disruption to programming and events have been disappointing, we understand that the health and safety of our residents must come first.

In the meantime, LARMAC has continued its work in maintaining the community and has made progress on projects such as the pool renovation project, the refurbishment of playgrounds, asphalt repair, bench replacement and others. Although adhering to social distancing requirements makes work challenging at times, O’Connell and LARMAC staff have been busy at work keeping Ladera’s landscape and facilities in perfect working order. Once the orders from the state are lifted and we’re able to open up facilities, we’ll be ready to do so quickly.

LARCS has adjusted events, activities and programming online. Although the July 4th Celebration will look different this year, we look forward to a festive experience, Celebrating American Independence, that all families may enjoy. Please continue to visit for details.

As of June 1, new rates for the master association took effect. These new rates are a direct result of the costs that largely come from increases in water, labor, and other rates that have been adjusting over the past 12 months. Please see page 11 of the summer issue of Roots and Wings magazine for a detailed overview of your monthly LARMAC assessment. With all things considered, your LARMAC membership remains an excellent value.

We wish you and your family a happy summer filled with laughter and adventure. We hope that we will soon be able to report good news about reopening our facilities and getting back to our normal routines and activities.

In the meantime, stay safe.