|CAM COMPLAINT: HOW ABOUT THIS TIMETABLE?|
Opinion By Jan Bergemann
Published May 14, 2010
What would you think if you read this timetable about the progress of a complaint filed against a licensed community association manager?
After reading this timetable you would think: ‘Gee, that must have been a really complicated case -- lasting 14 months and requiring six (6) letters telling the complainant that the case is still under investigation.’
Wouldn't you be really disappointed if I tell you that the actual complaint was just short and sweet? Complainant alleged that CAM Judy White interfered with the election process by not allowing "delinquent" owners to vote [FS 720.305(3)]. But CAM Judy White allegedly allowed an owner of 101 lots to vote, despite this owner not paying dues according to the governing documents. No public board meeting took place where this decision was made.
association manager Judy White, working for LELAND MANAGEMENT,
INC., used the so-called
The investigator conducted the two very short telephone interviews in March 2009 and July 2009. Then absolutely nothing happened for eight (8) months, until finally Assistant General Counsel Diane Marger Moore decided to close the case without a finding of probable cause. I guess the one-page investigative report made it necessary to ponder the decision for eight months and then come to the conclusion to close the file.
And Florida's legislators wonder so why many citizens feel that CAM REGULATION is just a joke.
This case shows again how useless the DBPR really is!
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