Media Release

03-12-13 Commission Regular Meeting

Friday, March 8, 2013 4:00 PM
Commission Group 2013

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Commission will conduct their Regular Meeting/Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. The Regular Meeting begins at 9 a.m. and the Public Hearing begins at 5 p.m. Both meetings are in the Jack Durrance Auditorium (Room 209) on the second floor of the Alachua County Administration Building located at 12 SE 1st Street, downtown Gainesville.

Items of interest at the Regular Meeting include:

11. Board Policy for County Commissioners Pertaining to Use of Mobile Devices for Text Messages

12. Revision to the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) Collective Bargaining Agreement, Article 15, Wages

13. Revision to the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Collective Bargaining AGreement, Article 14, Wages.

14. Restoration of mandated 3 percent Florida Retirement System contribution and 3 percent adjustment to base rate.

15. Staff response to Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) and Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) Concerns

16. City of Alachua Community Redevelopment Plan Amendment

17. Comments to United States Department of Justice regarding proposed Consent Decree for Cabot Koppers Superfund Site. 

Items of interest at the Public Hearing include:

23. Exercise Option to purchase the Santa Fe River - Bradham Property by Alachua County Forever.

24. Land Development Code Natural Resources Protection Deed Restriction Requirements

Zoning and land use items include: (If you know citizens who live near these projects, please share this press release.)

25. ZOM-01-13: An amendment to extend the buildout date, consolidate development phase, and distribute open space, tree canopy coverage, and vested trips throughout the Arbor Greens Planned Development

View the complete Regular/Public Hearing/Consent agenda and backup materials.

There are four public comment opportunities during the Regular/Public Hearing Meetings, which enable citizens to speak to items not on the agenda. Citizens are encouraged to attend meetings, view them live on Cox Channel 12, or on the County’s Video on Demand website. Citizens are encouraged to stay engaged by signing up for the following: Facebook Twitter Newsletter/Press Release

For more information, contact the Alachua County Communications Office at 352-374-5204.


  • 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).