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COUNCILWOMAN MARIACA IS COMMITTED TO YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE

In Florida, there are an estimated 2 million homes that are managed by home owners associations (HOA).  In Doral, there are over 130 communities which are managed by HOA’s representing about 88% of the total communities, approximately 65,000 residents.  Since 2017, Mayor Juan Carlos “JC” Bermudez and I have spearheaded Doral's charge for HOA reform, to bring more transparency, accountability and efficiency to the administration of HOA's.
 
After years of dissolved efforts, and following the horrific building collapse in Surfside, Condo and HOA reform has emerged as a pressing legislative priority throughout the state, and particularly South Florida.
 
For far too long, residents have been affected by HOA mismanagement (whether intentional or not) and even criminal actions, generating a negative impact on public safety and quality of life.  When HOA’s do not function, homeowners pay a heavy toll in special assessments, liens and foreclosures.  Greater oversight and training for association board members are essential to curtail corruption and ensure fiscal responsibility in our communities.
 
Councilwoman Mariaca recently visited Tallahassee to testify at the Regulated Industries Committee of the Florida Senate, urging for support for the 2022 HOA reform bills that have introduced both in the Senate and House of Representatives.  Additionally, Councilwoman Mariaca lead the Doral delegation to visit legislators to urge HOA legislative reform.

Floirda State Legislature
Florida State Senator Lauren Book

 

Florida State Senator Anna Maria Rodriguez

Councilwoman Mariaca held a meeting with Florida Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez
– sponsor of multiple 2022 HOA reform bills in the Senate.

Florida Representative Daniel Perez

Councilwoman Mariaca discussed HOA reform bills with Florida Representative Daniel Perez.

Florida Representative Anthony Rodriguez

Councilwoman Mariaca discussed HOA reform bills with Florida Representative Anthony Rodriguez.

Florida Senator Manny Diaz Jr.

Councilwoman Mariaca along with the Doral delegation met with Florida Senator Manny Diaz Jr. requesting support for HOA reform legislation.
 

Florida Representative David Borrero

Councilwoman Mariaca along with the Doral delegation held a meeting with Florida Representative David Borrero – sponsor of multiple 2022 HOA reform bills in the House.

Florida Representative Vance Aloupis

Councilwoman Mariaca along with the Doral delegation met with Florida Representative Vance Aloupis requesting support for HOA reform legislation.
 


LEADERS CHAMPION HOA LEGISLATION

LEADERS CHAMPION HOA LEGISLATION
Left to right: Florida Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez, City of Doral Councilwoman Claudia Mariaca, and Florida Representative David Borrero.


On January 6, 2022, Councilwoman Mariaca hosted a Virtual Town Hall Meeting with panelists: Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez, Representative David Borrero, Danielle Blake of the Miami Association of Realtors, Attorney Ivette Gonzalez Petkovich, David Grogan of the Alliance of Common Interest Communities. The panelists discussed with members of the community current legislative initiatives that are diligently being advocated at the state and county level.

PANELISTS
Left to right: Danielle Blake of the Miami Association of Realtors, Attorney Ivette Gonzalez Petkovich, and David Grogan of the Alliance of Common Interest Communities.


All the panelists are now on the move with many others to generate the improvements needed to safeguard the financial investments of condo and home owners, and ensure the safety of our families.



2022 BILLS IN TALLAHASSEE
 

Senate Bill 274

CONDOMUNIUM FRAUD INVESTIGATION PILOT PROGRAM
Sponsored by Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez.
Last Action: 01/11/2022 Senate - Introduced -SJ 15

Condominium Fraud Investigation Pilot Program; Creating the Condominium Fraud Investigation Pilot Program within the Department of Legal Affairs in the Office of the Attorney General; authorizing the department to contract with a private entity to achieve the purpose of the program; requiring that the pilot program be funded from the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes Trust Fund; providing for future repeal of the program unless reviewed and saved from repeal by the Legislature, etc.

To read more about this bill  CLICK HERE

House Bill 329

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION DATABASES
Sponsored by Representative Nicholas X. Duran.
Last Action: 01/11/2022 House - 1st Reading

Community Association Databases; Directs Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, & Mobile Homes to create, maintain, & update publicly-accessible Internet database of condominium & homeowners' associations in state by specified date; requires certain information to be included in database; requires legislative appropriation from Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, & Mobile Homes Trust Fund to create, operate, & maintain database.

To read more about this bill  CLICK HERE

Senate Bill 394

RESIDENTIAL ASSOCIATIONS
Sponsored by Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez.
Last Action: 01/11/2022 Senate - Introduced -SJ 23

Residential Associations; Revising certification and education requirements for board directors of residential condominium associations, cooperative associations, and homeowners’ associations, respectively, etc.

To read more about this bill  CLICK HERE

House Bill 547

RESIDENTIAL ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sponsored by Representative David Borrero.
Last Action: 01/11/2022 House - 1st Reading

Residential Association Board of Directors; Revises certification & education requirements for board directors of residential condominium associations, cooperative associations, & homeowners' associations.

To read more about this bill  CLICK HERE

Senate Bill 642

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS
Sponsored by Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez.
Last Action: 01/11/2022 Senate - Introduced -SJ 40

Community Associations; Requiring the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to establish a searchable database by a specified date which contains specified information regarding each condominium association in this state; requiring the division to establish a searchable database by a specified date which contains specified information regarding each homeowners’ association in this state, etc.

To read more about this bill  CLICK HERE

House Bill 811

CONDOMUNIUM ASSOCIATION COMPLAINTS AND INVESTIGATIONS
Sponsored by Representative Tom Fabricio.
Last Action: 01/11/2022 House - 1st Reading

Condominium Association Complaints and Investigations; Creates investigative unit within FDLE to investigate complaints that allege criminal activity in connection with residential condominium association; requires certain personnel in investigative unit; requires division to review complaints within specified timeframe & take specified actions; provides powers of & requirements for department.

To read more about this bill  CLICK HERE



LEGISLATION IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
 

Ordinance 220015

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS TO FILE WRITTEN REGISTRATION
Sponsored by Commissioner Rene Garcia.
Last Action: 01/04/2022 - 1st Reading

Ordinance relating to community associations and transparency; Creating chapter 17D of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida; Requiring condominium, cooperative, and homeowners’ associations to file a written registration with the county containing certain information; Providing for the creation of a county-maintained publicly accessible online database of such information; Amending section 8CC of the Code; Providing for enforcement by civil penalty; Providing severability, inclusion of the code, and an effective date.

To read more about this Ordinance  CLICK HERE


LEGISLATION IN DORAL
 

Resolution 19-48

URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO REVIEW HOA'S
Presented to City Manager by Councilwoman Claudia Mariaca.
Passed and Adopted on 02/13/2019

To read more about this Resolution  CLICK HERE

Resolution 20-15

URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO FURTHER REGULATE HOA'S
Presented to City Manager by Councilwoman Claudia Mariaca.
Passed and Adopted on 02/12/2020

To read more about this Resolution  CLICK HERE

Resolution 21-57

URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO SUPPORT SB56
Presented to City Manager by Councilwoman Claudia Mariaca.
Passed and Adopted on 03/17/2021

To read more about this Resolution  CLICK HERE

Stay Tuned 2022

Councilwoman Claudia Mariaca has presented to the City Manager proposed Agenda items soon to be brought to Mayor and Council for discussion.


 

TAKE ACTION
 

Hands Up

To contact City of Doral Councilwoman Claudia Mariaca  CLICK HERE

CONTACT FLORIDA SENATORS  CLICK HERE

CONTACT FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE  CLICK HERE

CONTACT MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS  CLICK HERE

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