Your Government Activities Director Needs Your Help!

Posted By: Robert Griffiths (deleted) Advocacy News ,

We want to hear from you in reference to any problems that might be of concern to any the multi-family communities in our area. These concerns could be anything like the trash collection vendors that were notified when the front door trash bins could be a fire hazard and has now bee resolved.

We are always mindful that there is nothing more important than life safety issues, but there are often many ways inspectors or enforcement officers can look at ways to deal with issues from different perspectives and still remain within the legal aspects of the statute in question.

BAAA has always been committed to working with Code Enforcement, the Fire Marshals Office, Building Inspectors, Animal Control and all law enforcement agencies to provide the support necessary to insure that the residents in our apartment communities have safe, clean and well maintained places to call home.

If you have an issue that concerns you or others who have the same problem at near by properties, BAAA is willing to work with all involved to find a win-win solution or compromise that everyone can accept to resolve the issue.

It is in everyone’s best interest to get to know the local government officials we work with on a regular basis and to share with them anything of mutual interest for all sides. If you have a meeting with an inspector or building official that you feel is important, call me, I will be happy to attend the meeting with you.

Throughout the years, BAAA has been successful in coordinating efforts to work together with several cities and counties within the 12 county area that BAAA represents. The courtesy and respect from all concerned parties far offset any tense discussions that ultimately resulted in keeping eviction fees at an acceptable amount and the reduction of multi-family water rates that continues to save owners money every year.

This is an open invitation to “sit at the table” with you and discuss any problems or concerns you have about matters of concern about your property.

A final word or two...With the 2018 Florida Legislative session behind us, now is the time to plan a visit with your local state legislators while they are in the district and can meet with you. All you have to do is e-mail me at gad@ and let me know when you would like to visit your legislator. We’ll set up the appointment and coordinate the appointment. It is very important to get to know these legislators on a more individual basis, especially since we will be electing a new governor, after eight years in office.