Rancho Santa Fe Association board to test nighttime meeting


By Karen Billing

The Rancho Santa Fe Association’s Thursday, Aug. 7 meeting will be held at night rather than in the morning. The idea of changing the time of the meeting from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. arose during the most recent election. RSF Association President Ann Boon said the change is not only to allow for more people to attend who are unable to make a morning meeting during work hours, but also to appeal to future board candidates who work full-time jobs.

As requested by director Jerry Yahr, Association staff will look into the additional cost of moving to nighttime meetings as it would be after-work hours for staff.

RSF Patrol Chief Matt Wellhouser, one of the Association’s longest tenured employees, said the Association tried nighttime meetings once before. He said they were lightly attended and weren’t as productive as the meetings could drag late into evening hours.

The board agreed to try the 6 p.m. meetings on a trial basis and possibly limit the nighttime meetings to once a month.

Additionally, the board opted to cancel its second meeting in July.