August 26 County Commission and City of Gainesville Virtual Joint Meeting Includes COVID-19 Discussion

Press release from Alachua County

The City of Gainesville Commission will host a virtual Joint Meeting with the Alachua County Commission on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at 10 a.m. At the meeting, the Commissions will discuss COVID-19.

The public may attend virtually through Cox Channel 12, the Facebook pages for Alachua County and the City of Gainesville, and the County’s Video on Demand website.

The public may submit comments to the Board through email (bocc@alachuacounty.us), by mail to the City of Gainesville, Clerk of the Commission: P.O. Box 490, Station 19, 32627-0490, by phone before the meeting to the City Clerk of the Commission Office at 352-334-5015, by e-comment, by phone during the meeting at 1-800-876-7516. A moderator will call on you when it is your turn to speak (please mute the sound on your computer/device if you are watching the meeting online. State your name clearly for the record). Each speaker will have three minutes to comment. All written comments submitted shall be made a part of the public record. If any member of the public requires additional information about this meeting or has any questions about how to submit a public comment at the meeting, contact City of Gainesville City Clerk Omichele D. Gainey at 352-334-5015 or clerks@cityofgainesville.org or by mail at 200 East University Avenue, First Floor Gainesville, FL 32601. Contact the City Clerk’s Office at 352-334-5015 to report issues with the technology that the City is using (not the technology members of the public are using) to provide public access (viewing, listening and/or commenting) to the meeting. Persons with disabilities who require assistance to participate in the meetings are requested to notify the Equal Opportunity Office at 352-334-5051, or call the TDD phone line at 352-334-2069 at least two business days in advance of the meeting.

The public is encouraged to submit any written or photographic documents prior to the meeting to bocc@alachuacounty.us.

The COVID-19 Discussion includes:

  • University of Florida update
  • Alachua County School Board update
  • Alachua County Health Department update
  • CARES Act Funds update
  • Emergency Management update

View the agenda and backup items.

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  • Boy this should be an interesting meeting. Wish I did not have to work, otherwise I would be sitting in front of my computer with a bowl of popcorn.

  • Can’t wait to to see Cornhole Cornell turn red when he doesn’t get the answers to support his political agenda.
    Speaking of Cornhole, ever notice how he stares off into space during the invocation or how Byerly seems to disappear? It shows their true character.

  • Here’s the Reader’s Digest version of the meeting.

    Local leadership wants to instill martial law.
    “Wacko” Saco suggested having someone other than law enforcement shut down gatherings at private residences to prevent escalation of potentially volatile situations. That’s intelligent, send an unprotected, unarmed person to stop potentially inebriated individuals from having fun. I understand now what failed attorneys in Gainesville can do…become a city commissioner.
    Cornhole Cornell still turns red when he doesn’t get answers from medical experts, sorry, anyone, supporting his political agenda.
    Harvey “Two Face” still trying to do something but even he can’t figure that out.
    Simmons needs to learn to take notes.
    Johnson wants to know if she will be able to attend high school football games.
    Arreola still needs to grow up.
    Hayes-Santos doesn’t want anyone to have fun on weekends if he can’t.

    In summary, throw all these commissioners in a bucket, close your eyes and you’ll still pull one out that is filled with hypocrisy and looking to fill their own selfish needs.

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