So many amendments, so little time: A quick run-down of 11 amendments on the ballot


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Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 05:29 PM.


Few organizations in Walton County could offer direction to voters who may need more information before supporting or opposing the 11 Amendments to the Florida constitution on the Nov. 6 ballot.

The Walton County Taxpayers Association gave an amendment-by-amendment position, while the Walton County Commissioners and administrator only supported Amendment 11, and declined to make a stance on any of the other 10.

“Walton County as a whole has not taken a stand …” said Walton County Administrator Gerry Demers, adding that the county supports Amendment 11, which “is a tool to try and entice businesses to locate to Walton County.”

Frank Day said the Democratic Executive Committee “is not endorsing any of the amendments. I certainly respect the rights of individuals to support any of the amendments.”

The Walton County Taxpayers Association released its stance on each amendment, though its board did not give in-depth reasons for each decision.

“The Board was elected to poll its members … not to spend the time required for each member to delve in-depth into his or her reasons for opposing or supporting each of the 11,” said Don Riley, president of WCTA, citing a longstanding policy  “to refrain from publicly airing differences of opinion within or with the board once a board position has been taken.”

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