Hometown Democracy Amendment
A 66-word sentence is pitting environmentalists and preservationists against developers and business groups. What makes this sentence so contentious is that it would give voters the final say in any changes to local land use plans. On Florida Matters, we look at the so called “Hometown Democracy” amendment. What is it? What does it mean? Why is the political debate surrounding it already so intense?
Leone Lawrence was first born in 1931 in Evanston, Illinois into a family that placed great emphasis on the arts, high culture and education. She graduated with an art degree, received her masters in Fine Arts in 1965 and later worked in the art world in various capabilities — teaching, creating her own artwork and working for museums. During her professional life, a series of unique experiences led her to leave that life behind to study Native American spirituality.