Senate Committee on Regulated Industries


On Committee Agenda -- Regulated Industries, 04/16/07, 1:30 pm, 110-S

Dear Senator,
Please vote in favor of the Community Association Bill S 2816, sponsored by Senator Alex Villalobos. Your support would be much appreciated. There are lots of problems in the associations in your district as you well know! 

You may ask why community association reform is so important for your constituents?

Many owners paid much higher special assessments to their associations than property insurance and property tax together!


Please read the article published in the New York Times on April 11, 2007 about Florida and special assessments in associations of all shades and sizes!

Special Assessments: When Your Board Wants More of Your Money

Believe me, we really appreciate your serious attempts to find solutions for the property insurance and property tax problems. But a very important step to protect the financial welfare of your constituents is association reform. 


We consumers here in Florida are very happy to see our elected officials trying to find legislative solutions to stop the bleeding of Floridaís homeowners and condo owners. We all know that we will never be able to roll back the clock totally, but a mix of savings in property insurance and property tax alone will not be sufficient, if we donít see bills enacted that will finally stop the financial mismanagement, uncontrolled spending and even clear embezzlement in our associations!


Even the specialized attorneys, normally against any reforms, have to admit -- see quotes in article --  that special assessments are getting out of hand -- and plainly kill our finances.


Please support this important bill. Itís a bill that took years of research and work to put together. It was a work of consumers for consumers trying to end the many problems we see daily in these associations.


Thank you!


Warm Regards,
Jan Bergemann, President
Cyber Citizens For Justice, Inc.
Deland, FL
(386) 740-1503

Homeowners and Condo-owners, please contact the Senators -- see below -- and ask them to vote in favor of this important bill. Now is the time to speak up and let your elected officials know that we can't afford expensive litigation, financial mismanagement, uncontrolled spending and even clear embezzlement in our associations! WE NEED HELP FROM OUR LEGISLATORS!

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Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5957 
Professional Staff
* Patrick "Booter" Imhof,
Staff Director
* Lynn Koon,
Administrative Assistant

Chair:  Senator Dennis L. Jones D.C.


District Phone: (727) 549-6411

Tallahassee Phone: (850) 487-5065

Legislative Assistant: Betsy Collins  

Vice Chair:  Senator Steven A. Geller


District Phone:  (954) 893-5089

Tallahassee Phone:  (850) 487-5097

Legislative Assistant:  Gail R. Schwartz    

Senator Nancy Argenziano


Crystal River Phone: (352) 860-5175

Ocala Phone: (352) 402-6664

Statewide District Phone: 1-866-538-2831

Tallahassee Phone: (850) 487-5017

Legislative Assistant:  Stephen Larson  

Senator Dave Aronberg


Greenacres Phone: (561) 433-2627

Districtwide: 1-877-435-7351

Ft. Myers Phone:  (239) 338-2646

Tallahassee Phone:  (850) 487-5356

Legislative Assistant: Luke Kosar  

Senator Mike Fasano


District Phone:  (727) 848-5885

Statewide Phone:  1-800-948-5885

Tallahassee Phone:  (850) 487-5062

Legislative Assistant:  Gregory Giordano  

Senator Mike Haridopolos


District Phone:  (321) 752-3131

Tallahassee Phone: (850) 487-5056

Legislative Assistant:  Lori Scott  

Senator Anthony C. "Tony" Hill, Sr.


District Phone: (904) 924-1646

Statewide: 1-866-867-0289

Tallahassee Phone: (850) 487-5024

Legislative Assistant: Cynthia Appling  

Senator James E. "Jim" King, Jr.


District Phone: (904) 727-3600

Districtwide: 1-888-861-9761

Tallahassee Phone:  (850) 487-5030

Legislative Assistant:  Kay Rousseau  

Senator Nan H. Rich


District Phone: (954) 747-7933

Tallahassee Phone: (850) 487-5103

Legislative Assistant: Erica Ortiz  

Senator Stephen R. Wise


District Phone:  (904) 381-6000

Tallahassee Phone: (850) 487-5027

Legislative Assistant: Dee Alexander