Tag Archives: Alachua County Commission

County Commission Votes To Keep Barr Hammock Trail Open

By on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 30, 2014 at 8:52 am

The Alachua County Commission voted Tuesday to keep the Levy Loop Trail at the Barr Hammock Levy Prairie Preserve open year-round. Residents of Island Field, a neighborhood that borders the trail, raised concerns over noise and privacy earlier this year.

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Alachua County Commission Holds Off Decision On Multi-Million Dollar Fate of Fairgrounds

By and on September 5th, 2014 | Last updated: September 8, 2014 at 1:25 pm

The Alachua County Commission held a special meeting Thursday to consider funding renovations and construction for the Alachua County Fairgrounds. The commission, however, wants evidence of a return on the investment. The commissioners debated over very different plans. The first [...]

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In the News: Commissioner Not Pursuing Re-election, Marion County Deputy Recognized, State Lawmaker Taking Action, Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

By on January 30th, 2014 | Last updated: January 30, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Alachua County Commissioner Will Not Seek Re-election – Susan Baird will not seek re-election to the Alachua County Commission in November. In an email to the Gainesville Sun, Baird said she wanted to focus on her family and her work.  [...]

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County Commission Meeting Prompts Homelessness Discussion

By on January 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: January 22, 2014 at 2:01 pm

The Alachua County Commission did not reach a final decision on converting the Gainesville Correctional Institution into a homeless center.

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Alachua County Wage Theft Protection Ordinance in Effect

By on January 6th, 2014 | Last updated: January 7, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Alachua County’s Wage Theft Protection Ordinance, which was passed in April with a 3 to 2 vote, went into effect Jan. 1. Unpaid and underpaid employees who have sought to resolve issues with their employers can file an official complaint.

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City and County Commission Discuss Future of Fire Station and GRU

By on December 9th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm

The Alachua County and Gainesville City Commissions held a special joint meeting Monday to discuss the future of Fire Station 19 and Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) Governance.

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Betty Baker Gets $30,000-Plus Pay Bump for Alachua County Manager Job

By on July 9th, 2013 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Her hiring gives the board more time to find a permanent candidate. She is scheduled to retire Nov. 30, 2014. Her commencement is set for July 22.

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$160,000 Too Low a Base Salary, Alachua County Manager Candidate Says

By on June 5th, 2013 | Last updated: June 5, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Potential Alachua County Manager James Bourey has one week to answer the Alachua County Commission. They increased his base salary offer from $160,000 to $165,000.

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South Carolinian James Bourey in lead for Alachua County manager job

By and on May 21st, 2013 | Last updated: May 23, 2013 at 8:05 am

As commissioners ranked candidates, Bourey was first, Stockton Whitten of Brevard County was second and Charles Oliver of Pensacola was third.

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In The News: KKK, U.S. aid in Mali, Medicare cuts and teacher raises

By on January 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: January 25, 2013 at 10:28 am

Fliers invite Georgia residents to KKK meeting near Atlanta – Sheriff’s officials in the Atlanta area are investigating fliers, dropped outside of homes in Covington, Ga., that invite residents to a Ku Klux Klan meeting. They are searching for threats [...]

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