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"ePress links" Amendments for 2002 Ballot

 All extra editorial annotations and comments below are in italics.

   Some of the text below accessible from the list of "city links" were borrowed, temporarily, from Pinellas County, FL Supervisor of Elections web page: http://www.votepinellas.com/ for your convenience.


FL Amendments for 2002 Ballot

    Some of the text and links below were borrowed, temporarily for your convenience, from FL Dept. of Elections web page: http://election.dos.state.fl.us/initiatives/2002ballot.shtml .  All extra comments are in italics.
  • See The Christian Coalition of FL views on their Voter Guide; they oppose all of the Amendments except 3.
  • The ARHJ opposes all of the Amendments including the 2 School Board initiatives.
  • See also Florida Right to Life PAC.


  •  Amendments , School Board , Pinellas Div Elect. >[ These had no independent evaluations except St. Petersburg. N. Redington Beach , Oldsmar , Pinellas Park , Redington Shores , St. Petersburg , Tarpon Springs , Treasure Island ]       Loop back to CC Home Page. ,

    From FL Dept. of Elections web page: http://election.dos.state.fl.us/initiatives/2002ballot.shtml .
    NOTE:
    The 1st District Court of Appeal declined to certify a discretionary appeal on Amendment No. 5 to the Supreme Court, denied the stay and ordered that the ballot title and summary be stricken from the general election ballot. For this reason Amendment No. 5 was removed from the ballot.

    Therefore, the amendments on the ballot will simply skip Amendment No. 5 and go from Amendment No. 4 to Amendment No. 6.

    (Click on title for summary and full text)

    CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 1
    Amending Article I, Section 17 of the State Constitution -

    CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 2
    Economic Impact Statements for Proposed Constitutional Amendments or Revisions -

    CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 3
    Authorizing Amendments to Miami-Dade County Home Rule Charter by Special Law Approved by Referendum -

    CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 4
    Laws Providing Public Records or Meetings Exemptions; Two-thirds Vote Required -

    CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 5
    Review of Exemptions and Exclusions from the Tax on Sales, Use, and Other Transactions -

    CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 6
    Protect People from the Health Hazards of Second-hand Tobacco Smoke by Prohibiting Workplace Smoking -

    CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 7
    Exemption for Construction of Living Quarters for Parents or Grandparents -

    CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 8
    Voluntary Universal Pre-Kindergarten Education -

    CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 9
    Florida's Amendment to Reduce Class Size -

    CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 10
    Animal Cruelty Amendment: Limiting Cruel and Inhumane Confinement of Pigs During Pregnancy -

    CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 11
    Local Trustees and Statewide Governing Board to Manage Florida's University System



    Some text and links below were borrowed, temporarily, from Pinellas County, FL Supervisor of Elections web page: ht.tp://www.co.pinellas.fl.us/soe/genballot.htm for your convenience.

    from
    Rev. 09/23/2002  http://election.dos.state.fl.us/initiatives/2002ballot.shtml

    CANDIDATES & ISSUES FOR GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT
    PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
    NOVEMBER 5, 2002
     

    PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

    Log on to the Department. of State, Division of Elections’ web site at  http://election.dos.state.fl.us for information regarding the proposed constitutional amendments appearing on the ballot.
     
     

    COUNTYWIDE AND DISTRICT REFERENDUMS
     
     
     
     

    ELECTION OF PINELLAS COUNTY

    DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

    TO PROVIDE FOR SINGLE-MEMBER REPRESENTATION

    Shall the membership of the Pinellas County School Board be changed to consist of seven members, with four members elected from single-member districts rather than countywide, and three members elected from the county at large, all elected in nonpartisan elections held in conjunction with the first primary and general elections beginning with those elections held in the year 2004 and being fully implemented with those elections held in the year 2006?

    Yes

    No
     
     

    LEASE PURCHASE OF PARCEL OF AIRPORT PROPERTY TO

    CONSTRUCT ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL

    Shall the School Board enter into a lease-purchase agreement with Pinellas County to lease a parcel of land of approximately 10.034 acres located within the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport property owned by Pinellas County for the purpose of constructing an alternative high school for a term not exceeding 30 years with the School Board becoming the owner of the parcel at the end of the lease.

    YES for Approval

    NO for Rejection
     
     
     
     
     

    Rev. 09/23/2002

    CANDIDATES & ISSUES FOR GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT

    PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA

    NOVEMBER 5, 2002


     
     

    TOWN OF NORTH REDINGTON BEACH

    A proposal for amending the Town’s Charter by granting the power to the Town Commission to set the stipend for the mayor and commissioners. The current Charter provides for the mayor to receive a stipend of $400 per month and the commissioners to receive a stipend of $200 per month which amount may only be changed by an amendment to the Charter.

    Are you for or against the following amendment to the Town Charter to become effective on April 1, 2003?

    Section 3.7 Compensation.

    The mayor shall receive a stipend as provided by resolution of the board of commissioners and each commissioner shall receive a stipend, the amount of which shall be equal for each commissioner, as provided by resolution of the board of commissioners. Any resolution under this section shall take effect on the first day of the month following the next municipal election after the adoption of the resolution. In addition, the board of commissioners shall be reimbursed for out of town travel under procedures established from time to time by the board of commissioners.

    FOR

    AGAINST

     
     

    CITY OF OLDSMAR

    CHARTER AMENDMENT - PROVIDING THAT CHARTER OFFICIALS BE APPOINTED AND REMOVED BY THREE-FIFTHS (3/5) VOTE

    Shall the City Charter, pursuant to Ordinance 2002-16, be amended to provide that the City Manager, City Clerk and City Attorney be appointed and removed by a three-fifths (3/5) vote of the City Council instead of a four fifths (4/5) vote?

    YES

    NO
     
     

    CITY OF OLDSMAR

    CHARTER AMENDMENT - PROVIDING THAT CITY MANAGER BE APPOINTED AND REMOVED BY THREE-FIFTHS (3/5) VOTE

    Shall the City Charter, pursuant to Ordinance 2002-19, be amended to provide that the City Manager be appointed and removed by a three-fifths (3/5) vote of the City Council instead of a four fifths (4/5) vote?

    YES

    NO
     
     

    CHARTER AMENDMENT - SELECTION OF THE VICE MAYOR AT THE SECOND REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING IN MARCH

    Shall the City Charter, pursuant to Ordinance 2002-17 be amended to provide that the Vice Mayor be selected annually at the second regular Council meeting in the month of March, instead of the first regular meeting of the Council following the regular election?

    YES

    NO

     
     

    CITY OF PINELLAS PARK

    ORDINANCE NO. 3013 - PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE VI "ELECTIONS"; SUBSECTION CC-604 OF THE CHARTER TO ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR A RUN-OFF ELECTION.




















    Shall Article VI "Elections" of the Charter be amended by amending the title of Section CC-604; by deleting Subsection (A) "Multiple Candidates", creating a new Subsection (A) "Determination of Election Results" and creating a new Subsection (C) "Tie Elections"? The current language allows for a run-off if no candidate for a designated seat receives a majority vote. This amendment will delete the language for a run-off and add language for the possibility of a "tie".
     
     

    YES For Approval

    NO For Rejection
     
     
     
     

    Rev. 09/23/2002

    CANDIDATES & ISSUES FOR GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT

    PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA

    NOVEMBER 5, 2002


     
     

    TOWN OF REDINGTON SHORES

    A REFERENDUM PERTAINING TO AMENDING THE CHARTER
    AS TO REQUIREMENTS FOR PURCHASES AND BIDS

    Shall Section C-16 of the Charter of the Town of Redington Shores be amended as provided for in Ordinance No. 02-01 to amend the dollar limitations for purchases by the Town Commission that require informal or formal bids?

    YES (For the issue)

    NO (Against the issue)

    CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG

    Extending the existing lease agreement with the Salvador Dali

    Museum for property in Poynter Park.

    The City Charter classifies the property owned by the City and leased to the Dali Museum as being waterfront park property subject to disposition only after approval by referendum. Shall the existing lease agreement with the Salvador Dali Museum, Inc. for a parcel of waterfront park land, upon which the museum is located, be extended through March 18, 2072?

    Yes

    No

    League of Women's City Of St. Petersburg Ballot Questions -   PROs And CONs  in ".PDF" format.[link dead 4/05]

    CITY OF TARPON SPRINGS

    REFERENDUM ITEM #1

    REVENUE BONDS TO FINANCE WATER AND SEWER CAPITAL PROJECTS

    Shall the City of Tarpon Springs issue revenue bonds not exceeding $18,000,000 in one or more series, maturing within twenty years from issuance, bearing interest not exceeding the maximum legal rate, secured by a lien on all or part of its water and sewer system revenues and fees to finance costs of design, permitting, acquisition, construction and reconstruction of water and sewer capital projects?

    YES (FOR BONDS)

    NO (AGAINST BONDS)
     
     
     

    Rev. 09/23/2002

    CANDIDATES & ISSUES FOR GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT

    PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA

    NOVEMBER 5, 2002

    CITY OF TREASURE ISLAND

    A REFERENDUM REQUIRING AN ELECTION BEFORE THE

    CITY COMMISSION CAN ENACT CERTAIN LAND

    DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

    Shall an ordinance be enacted within the City of Treasure Island, Florida that would provide as follows: "Any changes in the Land Development Regulations of the City that would allow an increase in the number of units per acre (density) or an increase in the allowable height of buildings must be approved by a majority of the qualified electors of Treasure Island, Pinellas County, Florida?"

    Yes

    No
     
     
     
     

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