OVERBUILDING WITH NO INFRASTRUCTURE IN PLACE
Published October 28, 2022
In order to create more and more
property taxes in order to have more money to waste for stupid
programs, county and city commissioners are allowing more and
more homes and hi-rise condominiums to be built without
requiring the developers to pay for the necessary
infrastructure. And instead of lowering our property taxes they
are increasing every year. As usual: Empty promises of
When I moved to Deland in 2005 there
was plenty of space in the parking lots of the supermarkets. You
could take your pick where you wanted to park your car. Now you
have to drive around in order to find an empty spot or find a
spot where somebody is just leaving.
Our main street has more and more
traffic lights for all the new roads accommodating the new HOAs
being built left and right. And when you go to the city
commission meetings you will hear the absolutely stupid argument
that more homes mean more income which will enable them to lower
the property taxes. Do they all think that we are all totally
Well, in less than two weeks are
elections. We have here in Volusia a slate of county commission
candidates who will challenge the old sitting commissioners who
for years allowed developers to build whatever they wanted. Its
always easy to see which commission candidates are
pro-developers and which ones are against overbuilding. The
campaigns of the pro-developer candidates are well financed.
So, if you feel that the overbuilding
here in Florida should stop, vote for the candidates whose
campaigns are financed by the local citizens and not by the
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