On November 2nd, you will be asked to vote yes or no on Amendment 4,Â a plan to alter Floridaâ€™s Constitution. This proposed change to Floridaâ€™s Constitution would require a taxpayer-funded referendum for every single change to a local government comprehensive plan. Simply stated, Amendment 4 would force Floridians, not the representatives they elect, to decide hund reds of minor, technical comprehensive plan changes each year on issues like drainage, traffic circulation, and intergovernmental coordination.
Â According to the Orlando Sentinel, â€œThe cost to local governments of Amendment 4 would soar into the millions." Those costs would be shouldered by Floridaâ€™s taxpayers who could expect to see not only more government waste, but also nonstop lawsuits as special interests wage war in court over the technical wording of endless ballot summaries. Referencing a failed experiment in Amendment 4-style rule in the small Florida town of St. Pete Beach, the St. Petersburg Times wrote that Amendment 4 leads to â€œshort-term thinkingâ€ and â€œinvites lawsuitsâ€¦â€
Please take the time to learn more about Amendment 4 by visiting www.Florida2010.org