Florida HOA battle lines drawn over drought ravaged lawns

  By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Central Florida is in the midst of a historic drought, as reported in the Orlando Sentinel. Conditions are so dry that portions of the St. Johns River have dried up, and wildfires have become a common occurrence. Most of the state’s water is supplied by underground aquifers that must be replenished by rainfall, hopefully during Florida’s rainy season that generally begins in June. But until rainfall amounts Continue ReadingFlorida HOA battle lines drawn over drought ravaged lawns

Is it easier to fight your City Government or your HOA?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Is it easier to fight your City Government or your Homeowners’ Association?  The answer may surprise you. Today I share with my readers two stories about homeowners who care about the environment and sustainable living. Both of these true stories take place in Orange County, Florida, in the Orlando metropolitan area. Both involve homeowners that simply want to live a healthy lifestyle and be kind to the environment. Both Continue ReadingIs it easier to fight your City Government or your HOA?