Florida Ballot Initiative to Give Citizens the Vote on Zoning Overrides

January 10, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Joyce Tarnow of Floridians for Sustainable Population for sending this commentary from the Orlando Sentinel.

They’re like two characters out of a Carl Hiaasen book, two eco-heroes embroiled in a sometimes nasty, sometimes comical, page-turning brawl with dastardly villains who pave Florida for profit.

Lesley Blackner and Ross Burnaman grew frustrated fighting developers, literally house by house, in local zoning battles.

So they concocted Florida Hometown Democracy, a proposed amendment that asks people this simple question: Before turning the bulldozers loose on Bambi, wouldn’t you like to vote on it?

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