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Lesley Blackner is a Florida lawyer and wants to give voters a say on how their land is used. This has riled up the Chamber of Commerce and development industry.

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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 6, 2008
FHD Campaign Update Attached is an accurate post mortem of what happened. There's a lot more to this story: all sorts of tricks, stunts and incompetence--large and small, from the top to the bottom. Suffice it to say the political elites' deep hatred of the citizen's initiative process coupled with their even deeper fear of Hometown Democracy meant all the stops were pulled out to keep this reform off the 2008 ballot.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Florida Hometown Democracy Countdown to the ballot Only 5 weeks till the end of the year!We are excited and scared-we're close but not yet at our destination. The only # that counts:611,000 verified petitions.Please send your holiday love in petitions and donations.Let's give this State the biggest gift ever: putting this historic reform on the ballot!It would take the power to approve many major developments away from elected officials & directly into the hands of the people.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Action Alert! Ask FL Gov Crist to veto SB 1920 I am proud and grateful that you are the "people's governor." The right to petition is a sacred right and must be protected. Accordingly, it is your duty to end to the war on petitioning and veto SB 1920. You noted in your veto that SB 900 "unnecessarily restricts" the right to petition, and it is clear that SB 1920 does the same.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 4, 2007
Who is Lesley Blackner and Why is She on the Cover of Florida Trend? Blackner's Hometown Democracy amendment calls for citizens to vote directly on whether to make changes in local "comprehensive" land-use plans, the binding plans that determine what kind of development goes where. Blackner's planning-by-plebiscite would revolutionize decision-making about growth in Florida. (Ed. note: If this kind of tilting at windmills appeals to you, support her work and make the amendment pass.)