3345 Kings Rd. South. * St. Augustine, Florida 32086
momentary courses held by the Community Associations Institute are
absolutely ineffective. They are only attended by very few selected
board members. And the fact that the courses are mostly taught by people
who have a financial interest is definitely not improving the situation.
Many condo-owners are clearly upset that their money is used to pay a
trade organization whose members are fighting any consumer friendly
reform, but try to enact laws that will create even more dictatorial
boards than we already have!
has to change. There are many methods using todayís technology to
create good education courses and reach a great number of interested
people. Not only board members pay the $4 in the condo trust fund but as
well unit-owners. Why are most of them not invited to participate in
I donít know who figured out the cost of these courses! The person who
approved it should take another course of Business 101. Despite
Secretary Carr fighting for every dollar not to give to the newly
created ombudsmanís office, she has obviously no quarrels to set aside
$500,000 for these CAI education courses. What an absolute waste of good
money! The fact that the money is there doesnít mean it has to be
yearís contract ends in August. All parties really interested in good
education courses should work on feasible solutions to create a better
education system that will serve more condo-owners.
education system that will teach neighbors to be more neighborly and to
live with each other and respect each other. Not a system that pushes
enforcement and more enforcement creating even more lawsuits. The
education should help to reduce the number of law-suits, not increase
them! And the teachers should be neutral, without having a financial
interest in mind!
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What our legislators need to do is fashion into law PERFORMANCE WARRANTY BONDS for Developers and Contractors to protect owners from going through what our owners have been through.