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10/26/2012

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Siesta Seen PATTERSON CARRIES ON THE FIGHT AGAINST AMENDMENT 4; COUNTY STAFF TALKS OF FUTURE LIFEGUARDS AND SEAWEED By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Confusion continues to reign in many voters' minds regarding the multitude of proposed amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot. To offer some illumination, Siesta Key Association President Catherine Luckner gave Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson a few minutes on the SKA's Oct. 4 meeting agenda to address two of the proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution. Earlier that week, Patterson had made her case against Amendment 4 during the Sies- ta Key Village Association meeting. However, given the complexity of that amendment, I am sure I was not the only attendee at the SKA meeting who was happy to hear a recap. Amendment 4 has three primary facets. If it wins voter approval on Nov. 6, it will do the following: Sarasota County fielded lots of calls during the summer about the accumulation of seaweed on the beaches, including Crescent Beach. Photo by Rachel Hackney

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