In anticipation of the results of the Amendment 4 vote today, the city of Palmetto completed its 20-year comprehensive growth plan Monday night, the Bradenton Herald reports.
If Amendment 4 passes, it would require residents to vote to approve new comprehensive land-use plans as well as any changes made to existing plans.
The Palmetto plan, which had been under a two-year review process, was unanimously approved by the city commission.
The Herald reports,
“We wanted to get as much done as we could before Amendment 4,” city attorney Mark Barnebey said, “because breaking this down into bite-sized portions, which could be referendum questions for individual votes, probably would have taken us several dozen (votes). From a procedural standpoint, it was important to get this done.”