Wild Spaces and Public Places returns to the ballot in November. Alachua County voters get to decide if the sales tax should increase by another half-cent. At the campaign kickoff, held at Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Center, supporters stressed the funding is essential.
Wild Spaces and Public Places currently funds public parks and land conservation. If the new tax referendum is approved, funds will also go towards road repairs, fire stations and affordable housing.
No one present at the campaign kickoff offered comments against the referendum. The ballots will tell the story in November.