Amendment 4 in Florida

Check back regularly for the facts about Amendment 4---sometimes referred to as hometown democracy.  Learn how Amendment 4 will lead to wasted tax dollars, fewer jobs and endless litigation for Florida.  Join Citizens for Lower Taxes and a Stronger Economy - a group of small business leaders, working families, teachers, healthcare professionals, environmentalists and community leaders - and "Vote NO on Amendment 4."

Oct 18, 2010
For the past few months, I have been noticing a growing surge of sentiments against the mysterious Amendment 4. My daily drive down Thomasville Road towards work brings on a display of dozens of signs, billboards and lawn posts,
Sep 18, 2010
Many Amendment 4 supporters have relied on the commentary "What Really Happened in St. Pete Beach," by former St. Pete Beach Commissioner Harry Metz*, as a source of facts in support of their claims that the events in St. Pete Beach had nothing to do
Sep 4, 2010
Amendment 4's Hidden Danger #1: It's Impossible to Create a "Lawyer-Proof" Ballot Summary that Describes a Comprehensive Plan in 75 Words or Less.




Nov 2, 2010
Amendment 4 would require voter approval of all changes to local comprehensive land-use plans. Opponents argue that it will cost jobs and hurt Florida’s economy by stifling growth, thereby costing taxpayers millions of dollars.
Nov 1, 2010
When an amendment is going to majorly hurt Florida’s economy at a time when it is already fragile, I am at a loss to understand how anyone could vote “Yes” on the issue.
Oct 27, 2010
When we first heard about Florida Hometown Democracy, it sounded like a good idea. As we studied the proposed amendment, and the consequences should it pass, we became more and more alarmed.

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