Justice As A Foundation All Rights Flow”
May 9, 2007
Veto Condominium Association Bill S 314/H 407
Governor Charlie Crist,
all due respect, I would like to ask you to veto the above bill
– that was already last year dubbed “the eminent domain bill
2006 Senator Geller filed this bill as S 1556. In the beginning it
was a good bill that intended to help condo owners clean up their
complexes after hurricanes -- until provisions were included that
would allow developers a hostile take-over of the association.
Nothing wrong with termination after casualty, but this is going
bill clearly endangers the homes of families living in older
buildings, targeted by developers for their valuable properties.
In harsh words: “Let's kick out some old folks -- they should
move into retirement homes anyway -- and not stand in the way
of our greed!”
Bush used the following words in his veto message for the bill,
saying (quote): "changes the default provision of requiring
the consent of all unit holders for termination in existing law
and permits voluntary termination in virtually any circumstance,
thereby diminishing security in ownership of private
small changes in wording and percentage, it still has the effect
of allowing families to be removed from their homes against their
will. It’s a retroactive change of an existing contract – the
found it especially alarming that the opinion of a lobbyist, Peter
Dunbar, found its way into the staff analysis of a Senate
Committee, stating that there are no concerns regarding the
language. I was always under the impression that a staff analysis
should contain the unbiased analysis of the paid staff of the
committee. Shouldn’t legislators rely on an unbiased analysis
for their evaluation of the bill?
all due respect, I hereby ask you to veto this bill for the above
Cyber Citizens For Justice, Inc.
CYBER CITIZENS FOR JUSTICE, INC.
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