When can an owner speak at a board meeting? (FL)

Q: Our community has long struggled with owner comments at board meetings. The board recently enacted a policy whereby owners are provided an opportunity to speak once and at the very beginning of the meeting before old and new business is discussed. I find this problematic and contrary to the intent of Florida law because we often don’t know what is going to be discussed until the board arrives at new business on the agenda — at which time we have already exhausted our right to speak. Is this legal?     Read the Q&A………….