Jan Bergmann

Hosted and produced by Shu Bartholomew, On The Commons is a weekly radio show dedicated to discussing the many issues surrounding mandatory homeowner associations, the fastest growing form of residential housing in the nation.

Only in America do we take a simple concept like homeownership and turn it into a complicated, hazardous living condition.  Having gone down the path of giving mandatory membership homeowners associations almost unlimited powers, owners, housing consumers and advocate/activists are trying to provide for some of the much needed protections.  What will it take to restore peace and harmony to the hundreds of thousands of neighborhoods across the country that find themselves living in HOAs?
 
On The Commons with Shu this week is Jan Bergemann.  Jan is president of the Florida based Cyber Citizens for Justice CCFJ and a tireless advocate for protecting the owners in Florida’s many mandatory membership condo and homeowner associations.  Jan, and his fellow CCFJ members have been working with legislators to get laws passed that would accomplish just that.   Please join us On The Commons.  We’ll talk about the bills that are working their way through the legislative process and find out what else CCFJ has up its sleeve to ensure that the laws are followed. 

On The Commons is produced by OTC Multimedia Production

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Senator Mike Schnieder

Hosted and produced by Shu Bartholomew, On The Commons is a weekly radio show dedicated to discussing the many issues surrounding mandatory homeowner associations, the fastest growing form of residential housing in the nation.

The Founders of this country knew that without some restraints, a governing body could easily overstep their power and become abusive.   So with foresight and understanding they adopted The Bill of Rights.  These rights were designed to limit the powers of the government and protect the citizens from their governments.  Unfortunately these limits do not extend to what some now call, “private governments” or mandatory membership homeowner associations.  Over the years, homeowners in HOAs have asked for oversight.  Are they getting what they asked for? 
 
On The Commons with Shu this week is Senator Mike Schneider. Senator Schneider from Nevada was one of the first legislators to propose an ombudsman.  Over the years, the ombudsman’s office has seen many changes and has taken on several different forms.  Please join us On The Commons.  We’ll find out how well the program has worked and we’ll learn some surprising information about the hearing panel that has become a part of the overall oversight program in Nevada.  You won’t want to miss this one.

On The Commons is produced by OTC Multimedia Productions

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Marjorie Murray

Hosted and produced by Shu Bartholomew, On The Commons is a weekly radio show dedicated to discussing the many issues surrounding mandatory homeowner associations, the fastest growing form of residential housing in the nation.
 
According to the main stream media, foreclosures in the US are at an all time high.  The stories and staggering statistics that are grabbing the headlines nowadays have to do with homeowners who are unable to afford their mortgage payments.  While the focus is on the banks foreclosing to collect unsatisfied debts, there are many unanswered questions and the fallout from these foreclosures are beginning to be felt in other areas as well. 
 
On The Commons with Shu this week is Marjorie Murray.  Marjorie is the founder of the California based Center for California Homeowner Association Law.    A policy analyst specializing in housing, finance and the law, Marjorie has been active working with homeowners and board members who find themselves in need help and guidance.  Please join us On The Commons this Saturday, April 12, 2008.  We’ll talk about the Center for California Homeowner Association Law, find out how all the foreclosures in California affect the rest of the state and we’ll find out what is happening in the legislature.
 
On The Commons is produced by OTC Multimedia Productions

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