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Published October 10, 2019
CLEARWATER — A battle between a Clearwater police officer
and her homeowners association has lawmakers in Tallahassee officially
filing legislation to put the issue to bed.
This comes after ABC Action News reported
the story back in August.
Holiday Isles Management, the HOA managing Cross Pointe in
Eastlake Woodlands sent the Clearwater police officer and
her husband a letter that threatened them with violation
costs if they didn't stop parking a marked police cruiser in
The family told the HOA they were grandfathered in by a
former board president but the HOA did not recognize that
letter at first. After ABC Action News reported on the story
twice, the management company changed its tune and decided
to honor the grandfather letter but told the family if they
sell the house, they must inform the next owners of the HOA
"My gut reaction was 'this can’t be real. This flies in
the face of common sense,'” said Chris Sprowls, a House Rep. for District
Sprowls even posted about it to Facebook and linked our article saying it’s
time to clarify the law. Ed Hooper, State Senator in District 60, agreed.
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