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HB 203 Passed 11 to 2 – Still a Win in Our Book. Here’s Why:

  This week, the Community Association Home Tax Bill (House Bill 203), passed its first committee by a vote of 11 to 2. Two more “NO” votes than last year from the identical committee. HB 203 is sponsored by Representative John Wood, the sponsor of last years bill who remarkably happens to live in a community […]

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Here we go again! VOTE NO HB 203!

As you know from serving on your community’s board of directors, or serving many communities as a manager, even getting 2 or 3 people to agree can be challenging.    Last year, CAN brought together community volunteer leaders and the major statewide community association coalitions representing more than 5 million people to stand against “A GROTESQUE […]

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No Tricks Just Sweet Treats

  CAN has an exciting new announcement!  We eliminated PAID CAN memberships and opened the CAN website tools and information to everyone in our community.  We are working hard to make our site fresh, exciting and informative.  We anticipate our new site will be launched early 2016.  As always, you will continue to receive our […]

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We CAN Do It!

  Quote of the Week: “I’m glad that we are taking it down and recognizing the Confederate flag for what it is,” Sen. Oscar Braynon, from Miami Gardens. Referencing the Florida Senate decision yesterday to remove the Confederate Flag from its official Seal. On behalf of the Community Advocacy Network (CAN) and Katzman Garfinkel, I […]

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Last Night: CAN Brings Legislators and Community Leaders Together

  Last night was a great night for those living, owning and serving community associations. Florida Legislators and key legislative staff took a break from their second week of Committee Meetings and attended the CAN/CEOMC Legislative Town Hall & Reception at the Riverside Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale.    The Florida Senate again convenes this coming Monday, October 19, […]

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Our Sunshine State Just Got a Little Bit Sunnier

  In 2006, Florida voters adopted a constitutional amendment requiring the development of a Long-Range Financial Outlook.  This Outlook contains fiscal strategies for the state and its various departments to assist our Florida Legislature in making budget decisions.  The Legislative Budget Commission is required to issue the Outlook by September 15 every year.   This […]

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Social Media: Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

  Social media can be a great tool for community associations.  It keeps lines of communication open between residents and board members.  It can be an invaluable tool during a natural disaster. It provides immediate information regarding community events and news.  It keeps residents in the know so that they feel connected to the board […]

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You Get What You Pay For. Well, Not Exactly

  The rental market is hot lately, but what’s not so hot?  Being forced to sell your condo and not getting close to what you paid for it.  This is becoming more common as investors are terminating condo associations and converting condo complexes into rental properties.        So how is this legal?  Prior […]

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Minding YOUR Business

  Unfortunately, association boards sometimes get a bad rap.  Too often they are depicted, stereotypically, as dictatorial leaders who stomp on the innocent and powerless homeowners. Eeek… a board member is coming with a notepad and pen!  Run!   However, we know that’s not true in the vast majority of our communities. Association directors volunteer a […]

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To Install or Not to Install? – That is the Question

  Will you be compelled to install fire sprinklers? In 2009, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) launched the Fire Sprinkler Initiative.  The goal of the initiative was to obtain legislation requiring fire sprinkler systems in homes and condos throughout the country.  Folks in favor strongly believe that fire sprinklers save lives in the event […]

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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