Poor Wording Undoes Florida Referendum Proposal

Lawlor, James
June 2005
Planning;Jun2005, Vol. 71 Issue 6, p46
Trade Publication
The article reports that Florida Supreme Court struck from the state's ballot a proposed constitutional amendment to hold a referendum on new comprehensive land-use plans and amendments to existing plans. The state attorney general asked the court for an advisory opinion on whether the proposed ballot title and summary--particularly the first sentence, referred to above--conformed to state law. It pointed out that voters only see the title and the summary, not the actual text of a proposed amendment.


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