From Cyber Citizens For Justice, Inc." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Honestly, I got a real good laugh when reading various editorial articles about the Condo Reform Bill. It seems attorneys don't like their "clients" -- the board members -- being criminally prosecuted. I think it's long overdue.
I have personally heard board president stating at public board meetings that they plainly don't care what the statutes say -- they do what they want! That has to stop!!!
Remember: Hiding public documents from the view of owners is very often the sign of financial wrong-doing -- and so far the laws allowed the bad guys to hide financial records for three and four years, giving them even more time to embezzle and/or misuse association funds.
And the attorneys, like Donna Berger from -- now again -- Becker & Poliakoff -- making lots of money helping to cover up for the board members who refuse to hand over requested records as required by law.
Let's see what Senator Greg Steube, a B&P attorney, has to say about this bill when it's being heard in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee he chairs.
How much more Conflict of Interest can there be? And when discussing the bill: Never forget that it was written according to the requests of condo owners who suffered through the abuse of attorneys, management and board members. I sure can understand why these folks don't like the bill.
Admittedly, the wording of the bill needs quite some changing, but the sponsors of the bill had in my opinion their hearts in the right place.