South Padre Island residents reaction to Proposition 9.

POSTED: Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 9:05am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:34am

South Padre Island residents had a vast interest on the Constitutional Amendment Elections, especially to proposition 9.

The passage of the proposition will strengthen the Texas Open Beaches Act, which gives the public free and unrestricted access to state owned public beaches like South Padre Island. This will block private developers from restricting beach access to the public and SPI officials say this amendment will benefit island visitors.

Backers also say it will protect public beach access from lawsuits and legislative interference.

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