July 12 Alachua County Commission Board Discussion and Regular Meeting

Press release from Alachua County

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – The Alachua County Commission will conduct an Open Board Discussion and their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. The Open Board Discussion begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Grace Knight Conference Room. The daytime portion of the Regular Meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. The evening portion of the meeting begins at 5 p.m. The Regular Meeting is held in the Jack Durrance Auditorium. These meetings are held at the Alachua County Administration Building (12 S.E. 1st Street, Gainesville).

Masks for vulnerable citizens are strongly recommended. The public may view the meetings on Cox Channel 12 and the County’s Video on Demand website.

In-person public comment will be taken for each agenda item and the public will also have an opportunity to speak about items not on the agenda at noon and 5:30 p.m. Members of the public who wish to speak are asked to limit their comments to three minutes.

The Regular Meeting only:

The public can make comments at this meeting in person or call in during the 12 p.m. (noon) comment period. Callers will have three minutes to comment on anything not on the agenda and three minutes to discuss anything on the agenda. Callers can choose either or both. Those commenting on items on the agenda will not be allowed to comment again on agenda items if attending the meeting in person later in the day. The call-in number is 1-929-205-6099. When prompted, enter meeting ID 873 5974 1977. Callers can hear the meeting while on hold and can use the system to listen. If you wish to comment, Raise Your Hand by dialing *9 (star nine). Once you are called on by the last four digits of your phone number, Unmute Your Phone by dialing *6 (star six).

Please state your name and begin your comments. The public comment moderator will determine whether you want one or both comment opportunities and tell you when your time is up.

Daytime items of interest:

  • Approval of a Proclamation Declaring July 2022, as “Parks and Open Space Month” in Alachua County, Florida
  • Approval of a Proclamation Declaring July 17th through 23rd, 2022 as “Pretrial, Probation and Supervision Week” in Alachua County, Florida
  • Approval of a Proclamation Declaring July 2022, as “Disability Awareness Month” in Alachua County, Florida
  • 2022 Quarterly 2 April-June Length of Service Presentation
  • Fund Balance and Fiscal Status Update
  • Review Revised West Lawn Sankofa Sketch and Approve Use of General Fund Reserves for balance of budget
  • Multimodal Transportation Mitigation Agreement – Multerra Traditional Neighborhood Development
  • Alachua County’s 2021 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and Independent Audit.
  • Unsolicited Proposal response (RFP) 22-319 Public-Private Partnership for a County Administration Building.

Evening items of interest:

  • FY23 Budget Development – Public Hearing to Set Proposed Millage Rates for General County, Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) – Law Enforcement
  • FY23 Solid Waste Non Ad Valorem Assessment: Initial Assessment Resolution and Authorization to Advertise a Public Hearing
  • FY23 Stormwater Non Ad-Valorem Assessment: Initial AssessmentResolution and Authorization to Advertise Public Hearing
  • FY23 Fire Assessment: Initial Assessment Resolution and Authorization to Advertise a Public Hearing
  • FY23 Sugarfoot Oaks/Cedar Ridge Special Assessment District: Initial Assessment Resolution and Authorization to Advertise a Public Hearing
  • Public Hearing to Amend the FY22 Budget for Alachua County
  • Preliminary Development Plan for Buchanan Trails Subdivision located at 1800 Block of NW 136th Blvd. east of Arbor Greens (quasi-judicial/60 minutes)

View the agenda and backup items.

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  • It’s bound to come up – vote to continue/reinstate the 1¢ sales tax for the next ten years.

    My question…has BidINFLATION had an effect your lives?

    Most experts call for a recession next year. Do you really want to vote to increase your taxes? This is what I would like to see…let the voters decide if county and/or city commissioners are worthy of a raise.

    I don’t think the beneficiaries would be too receptive to that idea.

  • When one drills down on the Surtax, the two major expenditures are related to Wild Places acquisition and affordable housing. And all funds going to cities are based on Joint Projects with the county.

    We just don’t need an increase now or ever. Growth provides the revenue without increase. Actually, growth should reduce taxes unless they keep applying new regulations. First let’s see what expenditures that we can eliminate.

    • I can’t justify voting money for affordable housing. After months of weak rental income during the covid, the small time landlords now have to deal with the CoG’s idiotic inspections system. That’s precisely the group who provides most of the affordable rental housing and the CoG has done its utmost to drive those people out of the market. And now the county is hell bent to make the same mistake. I was talking with a guy about putting some money in a few rentals in the area and we mutually decided the time & money is better used elsewhere. And if the greens want more conservation land, they’re free to buy it themselves.

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