On Thursday, October 1st, the membership of the Rainbow Democrats voted to recommend a YES vote on all 3 charter amendments on the November ballot for Orange County, FL.


Orange County Charter Question # 1

Official Wording of the Amendment

The Right to Clean Water Charter Amendment (also known as the Wekiva River and Econlockhatchee River Bill of Rights or WEBOR) is a proposed charter amendment to the Orange County Charter. It would install into law the rights of these two rivers to exist, flow, be free of pollution and to maintain a healthy ecosystem.  It also gives Orange County citizens the right to clean water. 

Please visit the following website for additional information on Charter Amendment Question 1: https://righttocleanwater2020.com/


Orange County Charter Question # 2

Official Wording of the Amendment

PROTECTING SPLIT OAK FOREST BY RESTRICTING BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ AMENDMENT OF RESTRICTIONS AND COVENANTS – Amending the charter by providing charter protections for Split Oak Forest by restricting the Board of County Commissioners’ ability to amend, modify, or revoke the current restrictions and covenants running with the land, which limit the use of Split Oak Forest, in whole or in part, to conservation and the protection of its wildlife, vegetation, and environment as set forth in current agreements and restrictive covenants; and providing exceptions as provided by law.

Please visit the following website for additional information on Charter Amendment Question 2: https://www.savesplitoak.org/


Orange County Charter Question # 3

Official Wording of the Amendment

SUSPENDING TIME FOR GATHERING PETITION SIGNATURES DURING MANDATORY REVIEWS AND SETTING DEADLINE FOR 1% NOTIFICATION
Shall the charter be amended by suspending the one hundred eighty (180)
day time period for gathering signatures during mandatory reviews and
procedures specified under Sec. 602.E. of the Charter and setting a ten (10)
day deadline for the Supervisor of Elections to provide the 1% notification to the County Commission, the Comptroller and Legal Review Panel under Sec. 602.E.(1) of the Charter?

Please visit the following website for additional information on Charter Amendment Question 3: (Amendment 3 is mentioned on page 29) https://www.ocfelections.com/sites/default/files/SiteSectionFiles/Links%20A/forms/2020%20CRC%20Final%20Report.pdf

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