By Rafael Aquino

Published January 24, 2024  


The insightful blog by Eric Glazer, "A Generator Bill That Is Long Overdue," highlights a crucial legislative gap in Florida's Homeowners' Associations (HOAs). This proposed bill, developed in collaboration with Jan Bergemann, is taking the right approach by mirroring an existing bill for electric vehicles. It's a progressive step to acknowledge the health and safety concerns that arise from power outages during Florida's storm season, particularly for the elderly and those with medical needs.


The primary purpose of this bill would be to prevent HOAs from prohibiting the installation of permanent, hard-wired generators with above-ground or buried gas tanks. This provision is vital for resident autonomy in safeguarding their homes against prolonged power disruptions.


To balance community interests, the bill ensures homeowners bear the installation and maintenance costs, abide by safety standards, and obtain necessary insurance. These measures protect both the individual's rights and the community's well-being. Furthermore, the bill's flexibility in allowing different types of gas tanks caters to diverse property layouts, making it inclusive and practical.


In essence, this generator bill is necessary for Florida's HOAs, and I support it completely. As Floridians, keeping this bill's passage is imperative for a more resilient and prepared community in the face of natural disasters.

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As the Co-Founder and CEO of Affinity Management Services, Rafael P. Aquino leads his team to redefine excellence. They serve community   associations   efficiently

and effectively with dedication and passion. Rafael’s energy and positive spirit is the foundation of Affinity Management Services’ company culture, which instills enthusiasm and excitement when providing expert advice to its board members and relieving the day-to-day burdens of running a community association.


Since 2007, Rafael has developed a work culture that values responsive and high-quality services. He has led his team by following a proactive vs reactive philosophy. The same approach Rafael instills in the day to day operations of each association. Today, Affinity Management Services maintains its success and benefits as a result of the foundation Rafael has built and continues to foster by providing educational seminars, continuing education classes for association managers and board members alike.

Rafael and his team help condominium and homeowners’ associations save money and improve their communities. His calm, personable, and service-oriented nature helps him to establish strong relationships with ease. Rafael is known as a sincere and honest leader who looks out for the best interests of his clients and communities, and he strongly advocates for their needs. His role requires coordination and communication, as such he takes logical and intelligent steps to approach challenges head-on.

As a graduate of Florida International University’s electrical engineering program and a licensed community association manager, Rafael’s education and skills equip him with unique insights to tackle complex problems through critical thinking. He understands how each component within a system works together in order to effectively arrive at solutions, techniques, and conclusions. Therefore, as he manages the multiple challenges of running a community association management company, he understands how each property is its own unique system and tailors’ specific services to assure that all their needs are met.

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