Media Release

Transportation System Surtax Website

Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:20 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY - At their September 20, 2011 Special Meeting, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners directed staff to begin discussions with municipalities for consideration of a 2012 ballot initiative for a 1-cent Charter County Transportation System Surtax.  The purpose of the surtax would be to generate funds for the County's Pavement Management program, and provide funds to the cities for transportation projects. 


Should this initiative be on the 2012 ballot and pass, the Commission has pledged to use the County's portion of these funds for the projects included in the Pavement Management Program's ranked project list.


Pavement Management Program Report


The Alachua County Public Works Department has created a website to provide information about the proposed initiative. The website includes links to presentations on the issue, how Alachua County intends to use the funds, a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and reports from the State of Florida Department of Revenue and Florida Tax Watch on a variety of tax revenues for all Counties over the last few years.  The site is accessible on the home page of the County's website,, or by clicking below.


Transportation System Surtax Website


For more information, contact Brian Singleton, Civil Engineer I of the Alachua County Public Works Department at 352-548-1306 or



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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