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    CAN continues vetting hundreds of exceptionally qualified candidates for the 2016-2017 CAN Advisory Board. Thank you all so very much for your applications and nominations to join  The Community Advocacy Network. The response is overwhelming and appreciated. We continue to welcome new Board member applications through June 15, 2016. (Click here to apply)  […]

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We Want YOU!

    WHAT: A very unique opportunity! We are currently reviewing new CAN Advisory Board nominations and applications to join The CAN Advisory Board. The Advisory Board provides CAN with critical perspectives on needed or proposed legislation that affects the day-to-day residential/ownership rights in common interest communities. WHO: This year we have vacancies under the […]

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We Are Stronger Together

  After years of working for community associations, The Community Advocacy Network (CAN) was formally established in 2007 by the community association law firm Katzman Garfinkel. Our vision was to create a non-profit, bi-partisan organization that bridged the gap between Florida lawmakers, providing a voice for the 9 Million Florida residents owning homes or living in common […]

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Building Bridges and Friendships

  Last night, over one hundred community leaders from across the state of Florida attended the annual Central Florida CAN Legislative Reception at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in downtown Orlando.  CAN has sponsored these legislative events for the past 9 consecutive years. The Chief Executive Owners of Management Companies (CEOMC) co-hosted this event with CAN […]

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A Most Excellent Year For Community Association Living

On Friday, March 11, 2016 at 6:45 p.m., the ceremonial handkerchief dropped in the Capital signifying Sine Die, the official closing of the 2016 Legislative Session.  The “hankie drop” ceremony began in the 1920s when our State Representatives were in one wing of the Capitol and the Senators were in the other wing. The presiding officers […]

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Victory Is Soooo Sweet

  The 2016 Florida Legislative Session is finally over. The dust settled. We’re exhausted but we Won – we Won – We Won Big! To say Community Association living was under attack this year would be an incredible understatement. Bad bills, terrible amendments- all snuffed.  First up, House Bill 203 The “Home Tax” Estoppel Bill  […]

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VOTE NO HB 1187 Amendments

  It’s incredible but not surprising. All the great work we accomplished together this year and now Representative Passidomo and Representative La Rosa want to take it all back. Rep. Passidomo just added an Amemdment to HB 1187 to destroy all our efforts. Yep that’s right. The Home tax we killed is back in play […]

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The Finish Line is in Sight

  Legislative sessions sometimes feel like you’re running a marathon. No matter how much you train and prepare for the long race ahead of you, you never know how you will do until the big day. Some races you’ll do better than others. Others may outrun you.But that’s ok. Because you’ve tried your best and […]

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Here We Go Again… Vote NO HB 297/SB 316

  Yet another sneaky attempt to shift costs onto condos and HOA’s. HB 297, if passed, will reduce the amount of the time a not-for-profit community association can seek repair or reimbursement for repairs and expenses resulting from poor construction or defective building materials. Guess who pays? You! Sometimes it takes years before building and […]

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Shark Alert!

    We hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day yesterday.  A special Valentine’s “Thank You” to our elected representatives in Tallahassee who worked together to amend HB 203 to eliminate a new Home Tax for community association condo and homeowners. We also appreciate and thank the tens of thousands of  your community leaders and […]

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Community Association Institute (CAI) Joins Forces with the Community Advocacy Network (CAN) in the Fight Against Specially Taxing Homeowners – Vote No HB 203/SB 722