You can listen and/or download the talk show "On The Commons" taped on Saturday, July 26, 2008.
Guest on the show is Jan Bergemann, president of the Florida based Cyber Citizens for Justice. Shu and her guest are talking about many of the flaws owners face in this system -- called homeowners' association. And especially about the fairy tale that was used to promote this type of community living: Protecting property values! Our economy and the more or less not existing real estate market clearly show that in many cases just the opposite is true.
This has to change! In a sense of true democracy, CCFJ has created a survey and plans on holding town hall meetings to come up with proposed legislation based on the wishes of the citizens. The survey gives Florida's homeowners the opportunity to make sure that the upcoming HOA Reform Bill will contain all the provisions they are looking for.
The survey can be found at: http://www.ccfj.net/CCFJHOASURVEY.html
Please listen to this interesting talk show with the discussion about the survey, the hot topic in Florida right now, the sheer stupidity of what many boards and associations do, some of the law suits and the complete and utter waste of money that seems to be the norm in a flawed housing scheme.