Clearwater Audubon Society Officially Endorses Hometown Democracy
CLEARWATER - Today the Board of Directors for the Clearwater Audubon Society officially endorsed Amendment 4 to the Florida Constitution, commonly called the Hometown Democracy Amendment. The decision to officially endorse Hometown Democracy comes on the heels of a decision by the City of Clearwater to unanimously approve a land use change and development agreement, cases LUZ2010-06002 and DVA201-00601.
The Clearwater Audubon Society opposed the changes based on inconsistency with the Clearwater Comprehensive Plan. Their concern regarding 7.8 acres of wetland impacts and adverse affects to a pair of bald eagles extended throughout the hearing, which took place on August 5th and were shared by many area conservation and environmentally based organizations. The passage of Amendment 4 would ensure that concerned citizens in the community would have the final say on controversial development decisions.
The Clearwater Audubon Society has been supporting the community since 1959 and provides programs and field trips for the public. Their motto is "Conservation Through Education." The group provides educational programs through their speakers' bureau.
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