Letter To Editor: Margaret M. Gatto
AARP BILL of RIGHTS for HOMEOWNERS
Opinion By Jan Bergemann
September 12, 2006
of us always wonder: Who are the owners who support these specialized
attorneys and lobbyist groups like "CALL"? What are their
One example is Margaret M. Gatto, a lady who has been very eager to send letters and e-mails to various people, mostly not very nice. These letters are really telling the whole story -- not just the politically correct part!
In today's Sun Sentinel was one of her letters, declaring Gary Poliakoff's letter regarding the AARP Bill of Homeowners' Rights "terrific". Here is the letter:
rules are about community
Actually, I have been getting goose bumps when reading some of her other letters directed to various people.
Here are some highlights:
Jan. 30 , 2005
live in Weston one of the most beautiful cities in the country [thanks
to its homeowners association]. Some of the people, especially the
Hispanics, i.e., Venezuelans, Columbians, etc., etc.- who have moved
into this city over the last ten years do not like rules, don't abide by
rules, don't care about rules - but most important they DO NOT TAKE CARE
OF THEIR PROPERTY AND DON'T PAY THEIR BILLS ON TIME! This is not only my
opinion, but that of many of my dearest friends who are Hispanic] They
left their uncivilized countries and came here to create the same chaos.
We are not going to destroy our community or South Florida because of
them or because of any other ignorance who doesn't like following rules.
Or another e-mail by Margaret Gatto to a Florida House Representative (again just the "highlights"):
March 29, 2006
"I am so disgusted with what I call you guys the "condo Taliban," I could scream. You and your cronies do not have the best interests of the majority of homeowners at heart, but the interests of that certain group of people who want to live like pigs, not abide by the rules and regulations of a community they bought into and not pay their maintenance on time so that the majority of people who are responsible have to pick up the shortfall."
Gee, "terrific" -- or terrifying? -- letters! Gary Poliakoff and CALL can be proud to have this kind of supporters! I think these letters just speak for itself!
And you still think owners in homeowners' and condo associations don't need