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Road Sales Tax: Attend The Public Meeting Thursday, Sept. 13!

September 11, 2012 by  
Filed under GTP Info, Hot Topics

ALACHUA  COUNTY, FL – Alachua County invites residents to attend a community-wide public meeting about the “Fix Our Roads” Sales Surtax, which will appear on the November 6, 2012 general election ballot. The meeting is on September 13, 2012, beginning at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), at Kanapaha Middle School (5005 Southwest 75th Street, Gainesville).

Attendees will hear a presentation about the surtax given by County staff. Opportunities for questions and comments will also be made available.

The Fix Our Roads sales surtax is on the ballot to create a new funding source for road repair and maintenance throughout the County and in all County municipalities.

The ballot language is as follows:

Fix Our Roads Alachua County:

Funding Road Improvements by levying a ¾% sales surtax

Shall Alachua County implement a Road Improvement Plan to extend the life and improve the safety of county Roads by maintaining, paving and reconstructing Roads; and in the Cities of Gainesville, Alachua, Newberry, High Springs, Hawthorne, Waldo and Archer, and the Towns of Micanopy and LaCrosse, funding municipal Road maintenance, construction, reconstruction and paving projects; by levying a 3/4% sales surtax for 15 years subject to independent audit and citizen review?


2 Responses to “Road Sales Tax: Attend The Public Meeting Thursday, Sept. 13!”
  1. Lloyd W. Bailey, Jr. says:

    Only a fool would vote to give more money to Alachua County Government!

  2. David Martin says:

    I have to agree with Lloyd. Given past actions of our commission, there’s no doubt in my mind that there are OTHER expenditures in the budget that can be CUT, with that money diverted to road maintenance & improvement. Giving them a pool of new money would just allow them to continue down their typically irresponsible fiscal road. Hey, did I write a pun there?

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