Amendment 4 is a major reason for any company considering to move or expand into Florida to have second thoughts. How can you plan a new facility if the public vote is 6 months to 2 years away and you don't even know if it will be accepted? The only viable option for Florida is to defeat this Amendment. VOTE NO!
West_coast_man, you are absolutely right, and I hope you don't have to relocate to another state. A NO vote is the only chance Florida has to remain competitive in recruiting new companies to the state. With a slow economy, taxes sure to increase and the education system already in the shape it is in, it is going to be impossible to find new business willing to come to this state. VOTE NO!
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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