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FL: Downtown PAC wants voting booths in condos

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

Action PAC, the downtown political action committee that’s trying to increase downtown voter turnout, saw an increase in turnout in last week’s mayoral election. But president Katherine Waldron believes the downtown condo voters would come out in droves if they had voting booths in their lobbies
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Meeting Moment – March 2011

You know the law says homeowners have a right to attend regular open board meetings, but what do you do when an owner wont stop speaking and keeps asking really challenging questions on topics the board is not even voting on? How can you enable homeowners to participate meaningfully in a board meeting yet still keep that meeting on track and on time?

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Volunteer Now!

The need for community volunteerism has never been greater than it is today. The economy has strangled the budgets of many Home Owner Associations and elevated the need for community home owners to be more involved in caring for the public areas in their associations. Though volunteering may seem to be an encumbrance on home owners, it can actually turn into a benefit.

Those who volunteer to assist the community testify to the payback they receive from doing so. And, just what are those benefits? First, volunteerism gives one a sense of self-worth. There is a personal satisfaction in one’s spirit when he or she has done something meaningful without being remunerated for it. Secondly, there is a special connection with others in the community who joined in the volunteer effort. Getting to know your neighbors while being involved in a project within the community builds friendships and unite the community in ways that serves everyone’s interests. Thirdly, there is a blessing involved in feeling that you are improving the area in which you live. We all know that special mood that is produced when we plant trees or flowers in our own yard, or when we put out bird feeders or bird baths for our special feathered friends. That unique emotion is multiplied when special projects are accomplished in the community public areas by the residents who live there.

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