MEETINGS ON LOCATION
Published October 14, 2022
senile President declared that “the Pandemic is
officially over” (even if the Press Secretary later on stated
that he “misspoke”)!
means: No more State of Emergency – no more “Association
(FS 718.1265). The
Florida statutes are again valid, no more exemptions as to board
and/or membership meetings.
That means that these meetings have to be done ON PHYSICAL
LOCATION as it has been the case before the Pandemic
started. No more Zoom meetings where the person on the “button”
can mute an owner who is saying something the board or the CAM
Yes, boards can chose to put the meeting on Zoom (same as on
speaker phone) for people who don’t want to participate in
person, but the actual meeting has again to take place on
physical location, meaning the clubhouse or other facilities
that have been used for these kinds of meetings before the
Florida Statutes are in full force again, meaning no more
“convenient” Zoom meetings.
Board members and CAMS have to face the owners again – in “Public
Meetings On Physical Location”.
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