Florida Anti-Growth Amendment to Put Land Use Decisions in Voter's Hands

Amendment 4 would require city and county comprehensive plans to go in front of the voters to be approved. It has been approved for a 2010 ballot.

A spokesperson for the backers of the amendment, which they have dubbed "Hometown Democracy," had this to say, in the Orlando Sentinel:

"The voters are just saying we want to have the say-so if you want to go ahead with projects in a way that's different than permitted under the comprehensive plan. If they want to do it according to the comprehensive plan, they won't have any problem whatsoever."

Full Story: Amendment 4 Approved To Be On The November 2010 Florida Ballot

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month
Book cover of Insider's Guide to Careers in Urban Planning

So you want to be a planner...

Check out our behind the scenes look at 25 careers in the Urban Planning field
Starting at $14.95
Wood necklace with city map

City Necklaces

These sweet pendants are engraved on a cedar charm with a mini map of selected cities. The perfect gift for friends and family or yourself!
$28.00