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Fort Myers Anti Discrimination Referendum (November 2011)
This measure sought to make it so that the city can not enact any ordinance which would discriminate against those over the age of 18. Business owners in the community brought this issue to the ballot because there were ordinances in place which prohibit those under 21 from going to certain businesses and they noted that it was bad for their businesses. Though it was noted that this measure would likely not make any substantial changes, those in favor stated that it was a step in the right direction. Some business owners had come out against the wording of the measure, stating that it did not reflect what was agreed upon. While those in favor noted that the wording does not reflect what was stated in the petition, the city stated that the current language was what was agreed on. The City Attorney was the one who ultimately decided on the language and the city clerk noted that if residents were upset about the language they had ample time beforehand to question the changes in the wording.
|Fort Myers Anti Discrimination Referendum|
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|The city shall have no ordinance or policy which discriminates against persons having reached the age of majority- 18.|
- CBS WINK News, "Anti-age discrimination referendum on ballot," September 23, 2011
- WINK News, "Ballot language questions in Fort Myers," October 25, 2011
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.