There are three proposed state amendments to the Nov. 8 general election ballot.
The First Amendment would prevent reassessment to a higher land value if a homeowner decides to raise their home or make improvements to their property to make it less vulnerable to flooding. Being able to make flood improvements without increasing property value is a good thing. Florida has a homeowner’s insurance problem. Many companies refused to insure the new owners. Many Florida insurance companies can see their financial strength rating reduced due to frivolous claims. It’s a way for owners to be proactive in improving their property without further tax increases. This will also help keep home insurance rates low. Vote “Yes”.