UPDATED: When It Comes to Hissing at Amendment 4, Pompano Ain't Alone
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The Pompano Beach City Commission, we learned last week, is hardly the first city in Broward County to want to make a grand symbolic gesture about Amendment 4. We asked Rhonda Calhoun over at the Broward League of Cities about this, and she forwarded us a list of cities who have already passed official resolutions decrying the Amendment.
"As far as I know," Calhoun says, "No cities have passed a resolution in favor of the Amendment."* And the big guys, it seems, remain inscrutable on the subject.
Luckily, until the Supreme Court tells us otherwise, cities are not legally entitled to vote, the way, say, corporations are entitled to make political donations. It remains to be seen whether or not these city commissions reflect the will of their constituents: November will tell.
*Deerfield did make a strong statement in 2008 in favor of Amendment 4. We'll check in with them today and post an update.
**At its February 3, 2010 commission meeting, the city of Hollywood passed a resolution to support the Broward League of Cities Legislative Priorities. That lengthy list of priorities includes opposition to Amendment 4.