FLORIDA'S CITIZENS vs.
GREEDY DEVELOPERS + CROOKED POLITICIANS
Opinion By Jan Bergemann
Published June 4, 2010
According to the website of the Florida Division of Elections, we will have to deal in November with nine (9) Constitutional Amendments. But none will be harder fought over than Amendment 4 -- also known as Hometown Democracy. The official name of the amendment is "REFERENDA REQUIRED FOR ADOPTION AND AMENDMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLANS."
Although it has been praised as a referendum that subjects new or amended comprehensive land use plans to a vote of the electors of the local government by referendum, it's actually a referendum that tries to rein in Growth Mismanagement.
But the line is drawn in the sand.
FLORIDA'S CITIZENS vs. GREEDY DEVELOPERS + CROOKED POLITICIANS
The tactics used by the greedy developers and crooked politicians to defeat Amendment 4 are the same that worked successfully for many years: Bribing the people in charge, buying votes and misleading citizens who are often naïve.
week former RPOF chairman Jim Greer was arrested and indicted on six
felony counts of grand theft, money laundering and running an organized
scheme to defraud. Greer’s
successor as RPOF Chair is now Senator John Thrasher.
Thrasher obviously earned his money by writing letters filled with
lies for the opponents of Hometown Democracy before being elected
state senator and RPOF Chair. All
thanks to campaign coffers filled with special interest money!
[Please read: TRASH LETTER BY JOHN T(H)RASHER!]
And the opponents of Amendment 4 are lining up with big money, because they know that it is more difficult to convince citizens about the value of a comprehensive land use plan than it is to bribe a crooked politician.
below an article written by Buddy Nevins from the Broward-Palm
Beach New Times that hits the nail right on the head. And read
below the invitation filled with the names of the folks who are trying to
defeat this referendum -- the referendum being an attempt to save what's
names on the invitation are the names of the special interest folks who
think that money can buy everything. Let's not forget to mention that this
meeting will be chaired by Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis. It looks like
he feels he needs some more money for his early retirement fund, despite
the fact that
special interest may not like this suggestion, but it's only fair -- equal
rights: Special interest had more than 20 years to destroy
You may be
sick and tired of voting for crooked politicians.
If so, VOTE YES ON Amendment 4.
They may have the money, but we have the votes!
CUT OFF THE MONEY AND WE WILL HAVE FEWER CROOKED POLITICIANS!