CYBER CITIZENS FOR JUSTICE, INC.

CCFJ, Inc. Headquarters

1156 Tall Oaks Road

DeLand, FL  32720-1225

Phone:  (386) 740-1503

E-Mail:  board@ccfj.net

Web Pages:  http://www.ccfj.net/

Dear Florida Homeowner and Condo-owner,

There is still a long way to go to achieve the final goal of creating the protection homeowners and condo owners in Florida deserve.  In the 2007 legislative session, we will be asking our Florida legislators to enact the following changes to the laws that govern properties in mandatory deed-restricted communities:

  • Property Insurance Reform
  • Create Government Agency With Enforcement Power For Homeowners’ Associations
  • Create Ombudsman Office For Homeowners’ Associations
  • Give Ombudsman Office More Power To Enforce Demands
  • Enforce Fair Elections In Associations
  • Reduce Costly Litigation
  • Stop Abusive Liens & Stop Foreclosures In Associations
  • Strengthen Disclosure Provisions In FS 190 – Community Development Districts
  • Protect The Vested Rights of Florida’s Mandated Property Owners 

We have completed suggested wording for legislation for the above issues.

All over Florida, citizens are suffering from abuses because of LACK OF ENFORCEMENT of existing laws.  The Florida Statutes specify certain rules, but enforcement is lacking! 

By creating the Office of the Condominium Ombudsman in 2004, a very successful step has been taken in the right direction.  Finally, condo owners have a place to ask for help when confronted with abusive situations within their associations.  Within a short period of time and with limited resources, the Ombudsman has made a big impact on helping Florida’s condo owners.  But it clearly showed as well that the Office of the Condominium Ombudsman needs the necessary power to enforce its demands to come to the table and to negotiate.  Currently, unwilling boards encouraged by their attorneys just laugh at the Ombudsman, being told that the Ombudsman has “no power” whatsoever.  This has to change!  We already have a toothless tiger – the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.  Not because of lack of power, but because the DBPR executives refuse to enforce the statutes and go after the violators.

There are many real horror stories available online.  Some are really a disgrace to our society.  Please see examples at:  http://www.ccfj.net/HOAartmain.htm.

Our consumer alliance has gained immense support in the last year.  We doubled our direct membership to about 250 paying members – meaning citizens who actually decided to join our cause.  Our alliance members have more than 3000 paying members, not considering LULAC (League Of United Latin American Citizens) and SEIU (Service Employees International Union), who strongly support our cause!

Please contact me by phone at (386) 740-1503 or by e-mail at janberg@att.net .

I will gladly answer all of your questions and furnish whatever information may be helpful to you in understanding our issues.

We are looking forward to working with you on association reforms that will improve the lives of millions of citizens living in mandated properties in Florida.

Fairness In Associations Is The Goal

Please help us achieve our goals!

Your support is important for many Florida citizens.

Warm Regards,

Jan Bergemann, President
Cyber Citizens For Justice, Inc.

IN ALLIANCE WITH:

Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm Beaches (FHCGPB)
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Property Owners Association in the Villages (POA) 

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 11


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