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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Landowners, not registered voters, control Ave Maria

The Naples Daily News spent a year reporting "A Town Without A Vote," a records-driven series on Ave Maria's government. In June 2004, a law was passed that gives the authority in Ave Maria to landowners, not registered voters. This ensures that Monaghan and Barron Collier Cos., the largest landowners, forever control the town government. Six similar governments, which might not protect citizens' constitutional right to select their leaders, have popped up across the state.

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