Tuesday, February 23, 2010
"Hometown Democracy" taps former reporter
Florida Hometown Democracy today announced that Florida writer and political activist Julie Hauserman has been named campaign manager for Amendment 4.
Dubbed the "Hometown Democracy" amendment, the Florida Constitution ballot measure would require voter approval to changes to local comprehensive growth plans.
Supporters say voter approval is needed to wrest growth management from the control of developers. Opponents, including business groups and local governments, say requiring voter approval will cause economic harm and increase the influence of special interests in elections.
Hauserman, a former reporter for The Tallahassee Democrat and St. Petersburg Times, said in a statement issued by Florida Hometown Democracy that the group is a way for ordinary citizens "to win back our votes from the special interests."
Read her essay "How to Save Florida" at http://www.juliehauserman.com/writing/how_to/how_to.shtml.
To visit the Amendment 4 opponents' web site, go to http://www.florida2010.org