Tag Archives: Alachua County Commission

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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Social media’s impact on the 2012 election, and on a local Florida race

By and on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:53 pm

This election season, social media exploded on the political scene and changed how candidates campaign and communicate with voters. Chuck Chestnut and Dean Cheshire, two Alachua County Commission candidates, have benefited from using Facebook in their campaigns.

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District 3 voters to choose between Calderwood and Hutchinson

By on October 29th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Voters in District 3 have a choice between two experienced candidates.

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