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