Paul D. Asfour


The scope of this article is to discuss Florida Community Development Districts and their potential for abuse and mismanagement on the part of the developers that control them through the developer elected boards of supervisors (boards). This article will discuss the various statutes that control both the districts and their respective boards. In addition, this article will recommend changes to certain sections of those statutes to better protect the residents, who are subject to the districts’ control, from developers who put profit and personal gain above the best interests of the districts they control and the districts’ residents, who have little or no recourse in challenging decisions of the developer controlled boards.