Topic: 2008 Florida legislation further protects condo owner association rights – Changes to Florida Condo Act FS 718 herald enhanced association safeguards for condo dwellers. Show date: July 2, 2008.
The State of Florida passed legislation in 2008 that further protects condo owner rights. Our featured guest spearheaded this legislation. He’s at the forefront of the homeowner rights consumer reform movement in Florida, including “drawing-board” legislation that will protect the rights of homeowners associations HOA members.
Guest : Honorable Julio Robaina was the first Hispanic elected commissioner of the City of South Miami and the first Hispanic Mayor of the City of South Miami. Under his stewardship, the City of South Miami was named one of the top ten cities in the United States in 2001 and received the honor of being named “All-America City” by the National Civic League amongst approximately 600 cities and counties that compete yearly.
Representative Robaina was elected to serve District 117 of the Florida House of Representatives on November 5, 2002. During the legislative term of 2002-2004, he was assigned chair of the Select Committee on Condominium Association Governance, and vice chair of Local Government & Veterans Affairs. He served on several committees including: Business Regulation, Health Care, Transportation, Select Committee on Florida’s Economic Future, Select Committee to Protect Private Property Rights and the Subcommittee on Energy. The Representative also served as the Vice Chair of the Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation in 2005.
He is currently serving on the following committees: Health Quality, Government Efficiency & Accountability Council and serves as Chair of Urban & Local Affairs. He also is currently serving as the Chairman of the Select Committee on Condominium and Homeowner’s Association Governance.