Published April 5, 2019
Well, great news
legislature just decided that legislators can only file
owner-friendly bills, no more bills that make the service
providers rich and property owners poor – making them lose their
homes without having a say in their own finances. No more
homeless former condo owners, just because they elected morons
to be their board members who were making stupid decisions.
legislators finally acknowledged that lobbyist Mark Anderson is
a “bad actor” – his own words at committee hearings – because he
totally misrepresents who he is actually lobbying for. Listening
to his “speeches” at committee hearings for SB 610 – the
“LOCK-THEM-UP” bill – he always makes it sounds
that he represents millions of home- and condo-owners. It was
finally decided that he should start his speeches stating that
he is only the lobbyist paid for by some
management companies, mainly a company based in Texas. And their
interests normally are in total opposition to property-owners’
interests – meaning Florida voters.
And last not least:
The new director of the
Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes
has announced that his new policies include stopping to send out
form letters closing investigations without even looking at the
evidence provided – or form letters just stating that the
Division has no jurisdiction, after sitting on the complaints
for months. He further announced that he will – until the end of
this year – replace all the employees warming their chairs for
many years without doing their job with young employees eager to
take on the job they are getting paid for, following the wording
of FS 718 – without “reading between the lines”, seeing things
that exist only in their imagination. Let’s applaud the Division
Director for his wise decisions!
Well, after reading all this “good” news, please don’t forget
that on Monday was April Fool’s Day. Got the
message? Remember: HBO many years ago aired a series titled “DREAM
||Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice,
's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group.
CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in
associations. He moved to
in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the
developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues
for his own purposes. End of retirement!
CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in
- finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a
member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.
The organization has two websites to inform interested
homeowners and condo owners:
News Website: http://www.ccfj.net/.
Educational Website: http://www.ccfjfoundation.net/.
We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all
service providers surely have a different interest! We are
trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are
useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking