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Roy Gold, Former Mayor of Coral Springs

This website is from Roy Gold's successful 2010 campaign for Mayor. Because of term limits, Roy Gold is not a candidate in the 2012 election. For election information, see www.coralsprings.org/voting/

July 11, 2010

Miami-Herald Op-Ed Opposing Amendment 4: Initiative would hurt growth

Filed under: Campaign News,Media — admin @ 5:26 pm

By FRANK ORTIS, Mayor, Pembroke Pines, and ROY GOLD, President, Broward League of Cities, and Coral Springs City Commissioner

Initiative would hurt growth

In politics, creative marketing may be the difference between success and failure. That’s why convincing Florida voters to oppose Amendment 4, the so-called “Florida Hometown Democracy” constitutional amendment, is no easy task. After all, how could “Hometown Democracy” be anything but good for our state?

However, Amendment 4 will stifle growth and adversely affect our state unlike any other ballot initiative in recent memory. It requires that the adoption of all local governments’ comprehensive plans and any amendments to such plans be subject to the approval of the electorate at a referendum election.

Read more: Initiative Would Hurt Growth (PDF)

As published in the Miami Herald, July 11, 2010

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