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Two More Weeks Left in the 2017 Legislative Session; What Bills are Most Likely to Pass?—CALL Alert for April 24, 2017

Posted in advocacy, Budgets, Reserves & Financial, Fiduciary Duty of Board of Directors, Legislation, Official Records, Operations, Video, Voting, Water Sprinklers

There are two weeks left in the 2017 Legislative Session—assuming it ends on time. Of the many different community association bills that were filed at the beginning of session, the following four (4) sets of bills are the ones that appear to be most likely to pass. Condominium Bills by Sen. Garcia and Rep. Diaz… Continue Reading

Online Voting: A Tool for Voter Inclusion and Fraud Deterrence

Posted in Elections, Fraud, Operations, Voting

Over the past few weeks, the Miami Herald and Univision have teamed up to investigate allegations of fraudulent condominium elections, primarily in Miami-Dade County. In fact, Miami-Dade County by far has the highest number of complaints of any county in Florida for voter fraud, according to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, accounting for… Continue Reading

Florida Administrative Code Governs Condominium Association Runoff Elections

Posted in Elections, Reader Q&A

Question: My condominium association just had their annual meeting and election. Two candidates tied for the final available spot. The manager told everyone a runoff election would have to be held if the two candidates couldn’t “work it out.”  The two candidates were unable to reach an agreement as to who would take the spot…. Continue Reading

Florida Condos & HOAs: Are you ready for electronic voting?

Posted in Elections, Legislation, Meetings, Operations

Every year I hear the same complaints about the procedures associated with obtaining a membership vote to approve some action or with respect to the election itself.  Apathy on the part of owners can really restrict community operations.  Many communities are stuck with governing documents written in the “dark ages” and cannot take advantage of statutory… Continue Reading

HOA Board Should Not Influence Voters To Reelect Them

Posted in Reader Q&A

Question: Our homeowners’ association is having its annual meeting in a few weeks. The board recently sent out a letter noting all of their accomplishments in the past year, and asking for reelection votes. This seems to give the incumbents an unfair advantage. Is this legal? Answer: It is unfair, but probably not illegal. Your… Continue Reading