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Update: Ollila Resigns From CSD Board

Big Bear, Ca, May 3, 2011, 12:00pm – At last night’s meeting of the Big Bear City Community Services District, Director Rick Ollila shocked the crowd when he resigned from his post as CSD Director.  The announcement came as a surprise to both board members and attendees of the meeting.  Earlier today KBHR spoke with Ollila and received a statement about why he resigned.  (Listen to audio story below for quote)  Jeff Newsome, who presided over Mondays meeting from out of town via phone, was as surprised by Ollila’s resignation and told KBHR that  “after years of Ollilla, Day and McDonalds majority rule that he never considered taking his ball and going home.” He went on to express disappointment in Director Ollila’s resignation, but he is determined that the current remaining CSD board members will quickly reorganize without Ollila. There is no word yet on how the CSD board will fill the empty position left by Ollila....

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CSD Director Rick Ollila Announced His Surprise Resignation

 Big Bear City, CA – May 2, 2011, 9:30 p.m. – Monday’s regular meeting of the Big Bear City Community Services District turned out to be anything but regular.  At the end of open session prior to entering closed session Director Rick Ollila announced his surprise resignation.  His words were then echoed by sounds of his disappointed followers attending the meeting. Then without further explanation Rick Ollila stepped down from the podium and stepped away from public life.  Ollila was elected in 2003 and served as president for many years until the 2010 election that then reshuffled the board with three new members Green, Smith and Terry.  Jeff Newsome now board president was the lone CSD incumbent reelected in 2010.  Jeff Newsome who presided over Mondays meeting from out of town via phone was as surprised by the resignation as well.  Later he told KBHR that after years of Ollilla, Day and McDonalds majority rule that he never considered taking his ball and going home. He went on to expressed disappointment in Director Ollilas resignation, but he is determined that the current remaining CSD board members will quickly reorganize without Ollila. Several options are available including board appointment, special election or wait for the next election.  Although Ollila made last minute swipes at CDS and BBARWA leadership as the reason for resigning many suspect that he may have had...

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