Media Release

Fix Our Roads County-wide Meeting

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 12:45 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County invites residents to attend a community-wide public meeting about the “Fix Our Roads” Sales Surtax, which will appear on the November 6, 2012 general election ballot. The meeting is on September 13, 2012, beginning at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), at Kanapaha Middle School (5005 Southwest 75th Street, Gainesville).

Attendees will hear a presentation about the surtax given by County staff. Opportunities for questions and comments will also be made available.

The Fix Our Roads sales surtax is on the ballot to create a new funding source for road repair and maintenance throughout the County and in all County municipalities.

The ballot language is as follows:

Fix Our Roads Alachua County:
Funding Road Improvements by levying a ¾% sales surtax

Shall Alachua County implement a Road Improvement Plan to extend the life and improve the safety of county Roads by maintaining, paving and reconstructing Roads; and in the Cities of Gainesville, Alachua, Newberry, High Springs, Hawthorne, Waldo and Archer, and the Towns of Micanopy and LaCrosse, funding municipal Road maintenance, construction, reconstruction and paving projects; by levying a 3/4% sales surtax for 15 years subject to independent audit and citizen review?

Visit the Fix Our Roads website for more information about the sales surtax.

View a downloadable key facts sheet (PDF).

View the downloadable slideshow presentation (PDF).

For more information, contact Alachua County Public Works Administrative Assistant, Tricia Kyzar at 352-548-1314 or


  • 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).