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”]
More than 100 people turned out for the ribbon-cutting ceremony to reopen Forest Park after seven months of being closed for renovations, including new turf for the soccer fields.