Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hometown Democracy debate moves to Ranch

Between now and November, Floridians will hear a lot about the Hometown Democracy ballot issue.

Amendment Four, the Florida Hometown Democracy Land Use Initiative, proposes to require voter approval of all changes to their community’s comprehensive plans.

The debate comes to Lakewood Ranch next week with two events.

The Lakewood Ranch Democratic Club hosts a couple of Republicans for a discussion 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, at the Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.

On one side will be Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash and on the other will be Sarasota County Republican Commissioner Jon Thaxton.

The meeting is open to the public.

On Wednesday, March 10, the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance March Luncheon will have a discussion on Amendment 4 titled "What It Means to Businesses and Our Community."

Scheduled speakers include Ryan Houck, executive director, Floridians for Smarter Growth; Jon Thaxton, Sarasota County Commissioner; and Ward Friszolowski, former Mayor of St. Pete Beach.

The Alliance discussion will be at the Fete Ballroom at the Polo Grill in the Lakewood Ranch Main Street Complex, 10670 Boardwalk Loop.

Business networking will be from 11:30 a.m. until noon, followed by the luncheon and program.

Space is limited and advance registration and payment are required. Register online at

Cost LWRBA members - $20 per person.
Future-members and guests - $30 per person.
For more information, contact Robin Parsons, Business Development Director, Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, at (941) 757-1664 or


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