A referendum on the November ballot in Alachua County will ask voters to approve a three-fourths of a cent sales tax increase to pay for increased repairs to local roads. The tax, expected to collect $300 million, would expire after 15 years. The referendum, however, has placed city commissioners against the county commission, citing a disproportionate tax vs. benefit for city residents.[jwplayer config=”News-video” file=”wuftnews/20121011FixOurRoads.mp4″ html5_file=”http://fms01.jou.ufl.edu/wuftnews/20121011FixOurRoads.mp4″ image=”http://www.wuft.org/videoupdates/files/2012/10/WUFT-Generic-Logo_final-854×480.png”]
What Is The Purpose Of A Groundwater Recharge Wetland Park? Alachua County’s Planning Agency Just Approved One
The Alachua County Local Planning Agency and Planning Commission on Wednesday voted in favor of a proposed development for a 75-acre groundwater recharge wetland park in the western part of the county.