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How does anyone come to the conclusion that minor adjustments will not be voted on? That is not the way the Amendment is written and why it is being referred to as "Vote-for-Everything." It does not clarify what will be voted on and what will not. This means schools, hospitals, and even traffic circulation and utilities will be left up to vote. If everyone takes and not-in-my-backyard mentality, how will these necessities every get built?
In 2005, the Florida Supreme Court found that Amendment 4 covered a broad range of all comprehensive plan amendments and would result in a substantial number of referenda each year.
What also is not shocking to me is all of the retirees that are in support of this Amendment. Perhaps if their jobs were on the line, they might have a different opinion.
Amendment 4 is an economic disaster. Just research the outcome of the similar Amendment in St. Pete Beach.
Lesley Blackner's entire philosophy is based on social status. The foundation of this Amendment was born on her idea to raise taxes to a point where only the "landed" could live in her neighborhood. See the Florida Trend Article from March 1, 2007.
Amendment 4 is no good for Florida, please VOTE NO!
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