WILL PARADISE SOON BE LOST?
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published June 10, 2019
As a result of higher taxes, out of control homelessness and
crime, the news continues to report that people living in
Northeastern states are moving out in droves and the beneficiary
is Florida. Our population continues to explode. Who would
ever have thought that the population of Florida would exceed
the population of New York? Yet, Florida has surpassed the
population of New York and there appears to be no end in sight.
We have the world’s greatest ports. We are the cruise ship
capital of the world. We are the produce capital of the world.
We have the world’s greatest theme parks. We have the best
weather and a plethora of professional sports teams. We even
have casino gambling. On top of all this, there is no state
income tax, cheap real estate taxes compared to the northeast
and very few toll roads.
The question is……… if our population continues to expand at such
astounding rates, will it be possible to always maintain this
quality of life? I’m now living in South Florida thirty (30)
years. The traffic was a fraction of what it is today. The
peace, quiet and tranquility of our community today is a
fraction of what it was thirty years ago. And…it’s getting
The news loves to show us neighborhood after neighborhood that
floods after a few inches of rain, like Miami Beach. Well, when
you remove pervious grass areas and replace them with buildings
on virtually every square inch of property, what can you expect
to happen? When the number of cars in the area keeps multiplying
but there is no means of reliable public transportation, how are
our roads supposed to handle the increase? Road rage incidents
are also on the news every night.
The question is this……..there seems to be no limitations, no
breaks on the number of condominiums and communities being
built. Every 100 units built brings just about another 200 cars
to the area. 1,000 units brings 2,000 cars. Is this what you
want? Is this what you moved to Florida for? Do you miss
Florida the way it was ……or do you like what it has become and
where it is headed?
HOA & Condo Blog
Eric Glazer graduated from
the University of Miami School of Law in 1992 after
receiving a B.A. from NYU. He has practiced community
association law for more than 2
decades and is the owner of Glazer
and Associates, P.A. a seven attorney law firm with offices in
Fort Lauderdale and Orlando and satellite offices in Naples,
Fort Myers and Tampa.
Since 2009, Eric has been the host
of Condo Craze and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show that airs
at noon each Sunday on 850 WFTL.
He is the first attorney in the
State of Florida that designed a course that certifies
condominium residents as eligible to serve on a condominium
Board of Directors and has now certified more than 10,000
Floridians all across the state. He is certified as a Circuit
Court Mediator by The Florida Supreme Court and has mediated
dozens of disputes between associations and unit owners. Eric
also devotes significant time to advancing legislation in the
best interest of Florida community association members.