In this episode of Take It To The Board, host Donna DiMaggio Berger speaks with State Representative Dan Daley, the Florida House or Representatives member for the district which includes portions of Coral Springs, Sunrise, Plantation, and Tamarac. He is the Democratic ranking member of the Redistricting Subcommittee, and he also serves on the Commerce Committee; the Environment, Agriculture and Flooding Subcommittee; Infrastructure and Touring Appropriations Subcommittee, and the Local Administration and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. Donna and Dan discuss how legislation affects community associations, affordable housing, how community association bills do (and don’t) get passed, and what it means to be a public servant these days.
- How often do constituents living in condominiums and homeowners’ associations contact their legislators? How personal should legislators get with their social media channels?
- What is the Florida Legislature prepared to do to fix the property insurance crisis?
- How do boards respond to their residents on fixed incomes who might not be able to afford the increased assessments needed to pay for new safety mandates?
- Why do legislators lump community association proposals into one large omnibus bill each year? Why not stand-alone bills? What affect does this have on the bills getting passed?
- What can and should Florida be doing right now about sea level rise and its possible acceleration of structural deterioration?
- How do Florida legislators balance their part-time work in Tallahassee with full-time jobs? Is a legislative role only possible for certain people with certain careers?
- Is the legislature as involved with community associations as it once was?
- Is the issue of building more affordable housing in Florida on the Legislature’s radar?
- With a limited number of bill slots, how does a legislator decide which bills to sponsor each year?
- To what extent do community associations need to be on alert for mass shootings? What role will bills like Jaime’s law, which requires background checks on the sale or transfer of ammunition, have?
About Take It To The Board
Think you know what community association life is all about? Think again. Residents must obey the rules, directors must follow the law, and managers must keep it all running smoothly. Take It To The Board explores the reality of life in a condominium, cooperative or homeowners’ association, what’s really involved in serving on its board, and how to maintain that ever-so-delicate balance of being legally compliant and community spirited. Leading community association attorney Donna DiMaggio Berger acknowledges the balancing act without losing her sense of humor as she talks with a variety of association leaders, experts, and vendors about the challenges and benefits of the community association lifestyle.
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