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The Motto of the Boy Scouts is “Be Prepared,” Were You?

  Tropical Storm Erika may be gone but it was the first statewide  ”Storm Scare” Florida has had in almost 10 years. Even though Erika dissipated before it reached Florida, it did cause us to stop and think about what plans we have in place in the event a larger storm does wreak havoc on […]

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Count Your Blessings

  While Erika has weakened to a tropical rainstorm, Florida is still expected to receive lots of rain heading into next week.  Cities at the most risk for heavy rain include Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville.  Please be careful while driving since this heavy rain may reduce visibility on the road and the highways can […]

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3,595 Days Since A Florida Hurricane

  By Alan B Garfinkel, Esq. That’s right it’s been nearly 10 years!  This CAN ALERT will hope to refocus some of the 17 Million Floridians who suffered through the last Florida Hurricane. Since that time, Florida’s population has increased to almost 20 million people. Many of whom never experienced the punishment of Florida’s most […]

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want, But if You Try Sometime You Find You Get What You Need

  By Alan B Garfinkel, Esq. The United States Supreme Court Rules: Florida Judges Can’t Personally Solicit Campaign Funds. Even though primary elections are over a year away, campaigns are making most of the headlines. If you haven’t already, you may soon be asked to donate to a candidate’s campaign whether it’s on a state […]

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Turf Tussle in Tallahassee

  By Alan B Garfinkel, Esq. Our legislators are back and back again to the drawing board. This week, our legislators returned to Tallahassee and submitted their third attempt in as many years to redraw many of the state congressional districts required by the Florida Supreme Court. The “Supremes” recently ruled on July 9th that the 2010 legislature’s […]

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Like a Good Neighbor… CAN is Here :)

By Alan B Garfinkel, Esq. In a world of increasingly divisive and antagonistic political dialogue, CAN remains a strictly non-partisan practical organization looking out for the owners and residents of nearly 60,000 community associations in Florida. By keeping close tabs on special interest groups in Tallahassee seeing to tack on more fees or costly regulations, […]

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The Long Arm of The…Lobbyist?

But there are those whose sole job is to influence our lawmakers – funded by special interest groups, ranging from funeral homes and casinos to title companies. They are relentless in their pursuit of laws not aligned with the best interests of our community associations. For example, if special interests can shove taxes, fees and costs onto our […]

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Bi-Partisanship in Action

By Alan B. Garfinkel, Esq. Do you remember the last time you went to the polls? You’ll likely know who you want to be president, senator, or congressman, but what about our state legislators? Sometimes party affiliation is secondary to the interests of you and your community – you want a local representative you know […]

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Crayons Anyone?

By Alan B. Garfinkel, Esq. In just about 3 weeks, beginning August 10th our state legislators must go back to the drawing board and return to Tallahassee yet again for another Special Session. As we informed you in our July 11th CAN Alert entitled The Supreme Court Rules Again (click here to see our Alert), the Florida Supreme Court found 8 […]

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SCCA/CAN Town Hall 7/10/15

By Alan B. Garfinkel, Esq. Roger Kesselbeck, President of the Space Coast Communities Association (SCCA), said it best: “With the power of our new partnership, SCCA and the Community Advocacy Network (CAN) held our representatives accountable to the communities who elected them. How often do you see your Senator and Representative in person and freely […]

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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