Amendment 4 Voter Forum

APA Florida, Atlantic Coast Section


Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 8 p.m. EDT

Melbourne, FL, United States

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The event was a public forum to educate voters regarding Amendment 4, also known as "Hometown Democracy". The event featured a speaker from the "Yes" position and a speaker from the "No" side. Ryan Morrell, President of the Atlantic Coast Section introduced Dr. Catanese, President of Florida Institute of Technology as moderator for the evening. Dr. Catonese provided opening remarks on the history of planning in Florida and events leading up to the placing of Amendment 4 on the 2010 general ballot. Each speaker gave a five minute opening statement regarding their position on the amendment. The audience was provided with cards to submit their questions to the speakers who were given two minutes each to respond to the question. Both speakers offered a five minute closing argument for their viewpoint and Dr. Catanese provided the closing remarks.


Anthony Catanese

Confirmed Speaker

Anthony J. Catanese, Ph.D., FAICP has served as the President of Florida Institute of Technology since July, 2002. During his presidency, Dr. Catanese has focused on creating a Florida Tech that is focused on providing high technology with a human touch. Students, graduate and undergrate alike, work side by ... Read More

Mary Hurley

Confirmed Speaker

Mary Hurley, CCIM, RPA and LEED AP is a real estate and leasing manager for Pineloch Management Corp. Read More

Bill Whitehead

Confirmed Speaker

Bill Whitehead is a past President of Space Coast Progressive Alliance and a retired engineer who once served on the Melbourne Beach town commission. Read More