On July 10, BAAA President Cecilia Ford of Pinnacle and I shared a cup of coffee with State Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg). We thanked the Senator for introducing legislation that will help control flood insurance rates and discussed several other FAA priority issues, including renter’s insurance and local vs. state rental housing inspection programs. State Senator Jeff Brandes, Cecilia Ford, Jeff Rogo
Senator Brandes was very curious about the booming apartment housing market. He concluded the very positive meeting by expressing his willingness to work with the Florida Apartment Association and other housing interests to find creative ways to fund affordable housing projects.
The meeting was a follow-up to the delivery of an APAC check to support the Brandes re-election campaign. APAC, the Apartment Political Action Committee, is affiliated with FAA and supports candidates who are receptive to the concerns of rental property owners and managers.