Sink Wasting No Time in Building Profile
While our new CFO, Tampa's Alex Sink, will clearly be a bit of a policy wonk in her new post (a necessary trait if we are going to seriously address the issue of homeowner's insurance), she is also building and expanding her profile.
Sink has been aggressively contacting her constituents via e-mail with regular newsletters (I've received two so far this year). She has also appeared on Florida Face to Face in an episode that will be broadcase in the Tampa Bay area on WEDU channel 3 at 11:30 am on Sunday, January 21.
Relating to the problem of rising homeowner's insurance premiums, she is pushing hard for HB 5A, a bipartisan bill sponsored by Representatives Franklin Sands (D-Weston) and Tampa Bay's own Trey Traviesa (D-Brandon). HB 5A would, among other things, expand access to the services available from the My Safe Florida Home program.
“I share the Legislature’s goal of ensuring the proper protections are in place and serving a greater number of Floridians through the My Safe Florida Home program,” said Sink. “This program provides valuable information, and we are finding that many homes are better fortified than are currently recorded by insurance companies. Many homeowners are eligible to receive discounts from their insurance companies without even making a single improvement.”