NAC Update
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA

May 7, 2003

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DATE   : May 7, 2003
SUBJECT: Hillsborough County, Florida
TO     : All naturists

The Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners met on Wednesday, May 7. They heard comments from the public on the issue of the proposed anti-nudity ordinance, and then they voted later exactly as expected - 4 to 3 in favor of sending the flawed measure to a vote of the people. However, the commissioners asked that the ordinance first be returned to County staff for the purpose of "reflecting language from other communities."

This, despite admonishments from the County Attorney that such a move might make the ordinance less likely to pass constitutional muster.

The vote of the commissioners, while disappointing, was expected. The Naturist Action Committee is working with local naturists, as well as with other national and regional organizations, to explore further ways in which to derail the ordinance. NAC has retained a local political lobbyist and we will be working with the County's staff and members of the Board of County Commissioners to blunt the damaging effect the ordinance would have on naturists, should it ultimately be adopted.

MORE INFORMATION
Additional information about the proposed Hillsborough County ordinance is available on the web site of the Naturist Action Committee:

     www.naturistsociety.com/NAC

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elect ALERTS, ADVISORIES & UPDATES and then "Current Updates" to find
this Update and links to additional information at LOCAL ISSUES, including:

   The complete text of the proposed ordinance
   The complete text of the existing ordinance(s) addressing nudity
   The complete text of the St. John County ordinance
   NAC's Position Paper to the County Commissioners
  
Naturally,

Bob Morton
Executive Director
Naturist Action Committee

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Naturist Action Committee (NAC) - PO Box 132, Oshkosh, WI 54903
Executive Dir. Bob Morton      - <ctnudists@aol.com>
Online Rep. Dennis Kirkpatrick - <naturist@sunclad.com>
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