Amendment 4 Campaign
Manager Mitch Kates will be among the A4 supporters traveling to Bradenton on Tuesday to attend a rally and protest organized by residents fighting against controversial development in front of the Manatee County Commission.
Among those projects on the agenda Tuesday is the Robinson Farm project that would "drastically increase density in an area that would negatively effect evacuation routes" and has drawn strong opposition from hundreds of residents, according to the Bradenton Times.
Kates will be traveling with the "Developers Only" table that symbolizes how neighborhood voices are shut out and the fact that without Amendment 4, voters will continue to not have a seat at the table.
If Amendment 4 is approved on Nov. 2, voters in Manatee County will have a say on any land-use changes approved at the Tuesday meeting, including Robinson Farm's plan if it is passed. Those land-use changes would go to a voter referendum.
The rally is also expected to feature a speech by Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash
, a supporter of Amendment 4, and Roger Galle
, a county commission candidate who also supports the amendment.
Details as follows:
Bradenton Amendment 4 Rally
Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (speakers at noon)
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