Kissimmee City Motto Change (August 2010)

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A Kissimmee City Motto Change measure was on the August 24, 2010 ballot in the city of Kissimmee, which is in Osceola County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 2,692 (84.71%)Approveda
  • NO 486 (15.29%)[1]

This measure sought to change the city motto to "In God We Trust" from the current one. City commissioners felt that the city was a Christian community so the motto should reflect that, even though in actuality only 40 percent of the city population identifies with a established religion. City commissioners were behind the ordinance at first, but withdrew their support, allowing the issue to go before voters. Where as some saw it as forcing Christianity onto the city and making it the focus even though not everyone is behind it.[2]

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