Whom It May Concern:
Citizens For Justice, Inc. (CCFJ) is delighted to release
the results of its 2012 survey of Interested Parties’
Reactions to Various Legislative Reforms for Florida
This report was carefully prepared to be objective,
thorough, informative and readable.
Both a summary overview of the report and the
complete details are available online at:
citing a few highlights to stimulate your interest in
reading the report, CCFJ’s Board of Directors wants to
publicly thank all the participants for taking the time to
respond and for their trust and frankness, regardless of the
views they expressed.
We also want to thank the volunteers who compiled and
analyzed the data and reported the results based on that
most important finding of the report was that an unusually
high percentage of the 450 respondents — 84.7% or better
— favored the passage of all ten (10) proposed reforms.
This result held up across all subgroups of
respondents in every region as well as by gender, membership
or non-membership in CCFJ and seven  distinctive traits
of their communities. It
also is substantially higher than the 75.1% minimum approval
rating in our 2008 survey of the desirability for 14
bar graph below shows that 450 Floridians representing a
wide range of interests (owners, board members, attorneys,
community association managers and others) shared their
views on the ten (10) suggested HOA reforms.
This is the second survey to involve so broad a range
of interests and to compare and contrast their disparate
views in a statistically rigorous and objective manner.
bar graph below reveals that every region of the state was
represented in the survey in rough proportion to its
population of homeowners’ associations.
a personal note, our Board is pleased that the findings of
the report validated so many of the concerns it had
expressed over the years about earlier studies by other
survey raised the high standard established by our earlier
2008 survey and thus opens the way for more credible future
experience also reaffirms our belief that a joint effort by
all interested parties and organizations (DBPR, the Florida
legislature, CALL, CAN, etc.) would be a cost-effective way
to obtain objective information to improve the lot of
Florida residents in deed-restricted communities, minimize
needless arguments as well as to measure and enhance the
performance of the DBPR.
invite your comments, criticisms, questions and suggestions,
with contact information please, so that we may respond as
David I. Goldenberg, Ph.D.
Cyber Citizens For Justice, Inc.