Media Release

Tonight's Special County Commission Meeting Will Air Live on Channel 12

Monday, October 23, 2006 1:00 AM

2:12 P.M.

ALACHUA COUNTY - On Monday, October 23, at 6 p.m. there will be a Special Alachua County Commission Meeting to hear from representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The meeting will air live on Cox Channel 12. 

This meeting was called to discuss the problems recent flood zone mapping has caused some properties in Alachua County. The meeting will be held in the Jack Durance County Commission Chambers on the 2nd floor of the County Administration Building, located at 12 SE First Street in Gainesville.

"This is an important opportunity for residents to hear directly from FEMA, the producers of the Flood Zone Maps." County Manager Randall H. Reid said in speaking of the meeting. Reid continued saying, "We urge county residents to help us spread the word and encourage anyone concerned about how FEMA Flood Zone Maps affect their property to attend this meeting."

To determine if your property is in a flood zone, please visit: or contact the Alachua County flood hotline at (352) 337-6140.

Please help to facilitate public awareness of this meeting by forwarding this press release to your e-mail contact list.


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

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).