Tag Archives: Alachua County Commission

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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Alachua County Public Works proposal to add sidewalks, additional lanes

By on October 18th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:10 pm

The Alachua County Public Works Department is assessing a $2.7 million proposal to widen SW 61st Street and SW 20th Avenue. The project would also add sidewalks and pedestrian crosswalks.

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In the News: More fed tax than grants in Fla., Sex education in Keys, Fla. foreclosures, Hillary Clinton on Libya, Second presidential debate

By on October 16th, 2012 | Last updated: October 17, 2012 at 9:40 am

Florida pays more in federal taxes than it gets back in grants – The Alachua County Commission decided to return $750,000 to the Florida Department of Transportation that had been earmarked for extending a bicycle path to connect the city of […]

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Alachua County debates road improvement tax

By on September 13th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:38 pm

The proposal would increase the existing sales tax from 6.5 to 6.75 percent

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Election wrap up

By on August 15th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:53 pm

One race from the Tuesday ballot may take a few days to resolve.  Longtime Congressman Cliff Stearns is going to have to depend on provisional and overseas ballots if he wants to continue his career in congress. Running in the […]

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Alachua County Commission discusses mosquito infestation

By on August 7th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Mosquitoes are widely considered pests that can cause some trouble. But now they are being considered a health threat as they can carry viruses like West Nile. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Corey Brooks has the story of the scope of the […]

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Alachua County Commission to hold special budget meeting Tuesday

By on June 18th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:49 am

Tomorrow ( June 18th) The Alachua County Commission will conduct a special meeting to discuss the 2013 budget plans. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman spoke with Alachua County Commissioner Susan Baird about the goals for the upcoming meeting.

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Decision to remove transit tax from ballot gets mixed reactions

By on May 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:10 am

A transit sales tax will no longer be on the ballot for Alachua County voters this fall. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez reports on the Alachua County Commission’s decision and how Gainesville city commissioners are taking the news.

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Shands ready for next phase of new treatment facility

By on April 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:29 pm

The Alachua County Commission unanimously approved the new Shands drug addiction and eating disorders facility earlier this week. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Rachel Stern .

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