Published May 17, 2019
Well, the Florida legislature made it this year real easy for
me. I only have to make a few little changes to the Florida
statutes on our website to take care of the changes to community
The Florida Legislature clearly failed this year Ė again -- to
protect the owners of property in community associations against
abuses and scams Ė and allowed dictatorships in many
associations to continue.
This year was all
about the Florida Fire Prevention Code -- for the
umpteen times. You can read the exact wording of the changes on
our CCFJ website in my Op-Ed:
Compliance with the Florida Fire Prevention Code:
There is really not
much more to say than: ITíS GETTING BORING!
Letís see if
Governor Ron DeSantis will sign this bill. Remember: Governor
Rick Scott Vetoed a similar bill pointing out that the lives of
folks living in Hi-Rises are at stake!
||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