Sarasota News Leader

10/5/12

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BEWARE OF THE BALLOT Long lines of voters are expected for the Nov. 6 general election, with Sarasota County and City of Sarasota voters facing a multitude of proposed amendments as well as the list of candidates. Americanspirit | Dreamstime.com CHARTER AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS ON NEIGHBORS' MINDS AS NOV. 6 APPROACHES By Stan Zimmerman City Editor With the November general election only four weeks away, two prominent neighborhood umbrella organizations will be taking a look at voters' choices on proposed city and coun- ty charter changes and state constitutional amendments. The Nov. 6 ballot will be the longest in Sara- sota's history. There are seven Sarasota City Charter changes proposed, one Sarasota County Charter amendment and 11 amend- ments proposed to the Florida Constitution, plus voting for the president of the United States of America and lesser offices. On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Coalition of City Neighborhood Associations (CCNA) will meet at 9 a.m. It will hear a presentation on six of the seven city charter amendments as proposed by the city's Charter Review Com- mittee. Chairwoman Gretchen Serrie and then-committee member and current City Commissioner Shannon Snyder will provide details and take questions. City Commissioner Terry Turner will be there to give a rundown on the seventh proposed charter change, which was put on the ballot by a petition drive.

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