By Jan Bergemann

Published April 24, 2020


I guess we all hope that life goes back to normal once the Pandemic is more or less defeated. And if we go back to normal, there is no longer a state of emergency and all the association statutes are again fully enforceable.


We learned a lot during these “stay-at-home” times under the Governor’s State of Emergency order.


A lot of things can be done by computer, from board meetings to board member certification seminars. And these unusual times have shown us that digital communication can be very helpful in times where meetings of more than 10 people are disallowed.


But let’s face it: Nothing is better than meetings in person, meetings where you can see all the people in the room – and you can read from their faces how they feel about topics discussed at these meetings.


According to the experts of the Corona Virus Task Force we are getting closer to seeing light at the end of the tunnel, meaning life will slowly get back to normal, life as we knew it before the C(hinese) V(irus) 19 changed our lives.


It’s obvious that this Pandemic hit all of us unprepared, but we can only hope that everybody in charge has learned a serious lesson: States and hospitals have to be much better prepared, even for unexpected emergencies.

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Jan Bergemann Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice, Florida 's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group. CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in community  

associations. He moved to Florida 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 Tallahassee - 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 Florida homeowners and condo owners:

News Website:

Educational Website:

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 in Florida !

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