Tuesday, March 2, 2010

McClash, Thaxton to debate Hometown Democracy initiative

LAKEWOOD RANCH — Manatee County Republican Commissioner Joe McClash and Sarasota County Republican Commissioner Jon Thaxton are set to debate the merits of Amendment 4, a proposed change to the Florida Constitution that will be on the ballot Nov. 2.

The Florida Hometown Democracy Land Use Initiative proposes to require voter approval of all changes to their community’s comprehensive plans. McClash in January endorsed the measure.

The commissioners discussion will be before the Lakewood Ranch Democratic Club at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, at the Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.

The meeting is open to the public.


  1. Go Joe. Continue doing the will of the people.

  2. Can't wait to hear this debate. I will be there to support Thaxton. Hometown democracy will kill the state. Let's bring more jobs and businesses to Florida!

  3. Joe doesn't care about the will of the people except in as much as it gets him votes. All he cares about is being reelected. Populism and public service are not the same. We elect people to drill down into issues and, once they understand the complete issue, do what they believe is right for the overall good, even if it isn't popular at the time, not cheer on the crowd as they drink the cool-aid in Jonestown.