Media Release

02-04-14 Special Meetings

Friday, January 31, 2014 11:30 AM
Commission Group 2013

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Commission will conduct two Special Meetings on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. The first meeting is at 10 a.m., and the second is at 1:30 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the Grace Knight Conference Room, located on the second floor of the Alachua County Administration building (12 SE 1st Street, downtown Gainesville).

The 10 a.m. meeting agenda includes:

1. Boundary Adjustment Act Workshop – The Boundary Adjustment Act is a special local law for Alachua County adopted by the State in 1990 relating to coordination among municipalities and the County in planning for annexations by cities.  On January 10, 2014, the Alachua County State Legislative Delegation voted to introduce a bill to repeal the Boundary Adjustment Act.  The County Commission Workshop will include review and discussion of the purposes, history and major aspects of the Boundary Adjustment Act. This will include comparison with the general annexation law governing annexation in the State of Florida, highlighting the things relating to intergovernmental coordination in the Boundary Adjustment Act that would be eliminated if the Florida Legislature were to repeal the Act.  This Workshop is in preparation for discussion of policy concerns with Alachua County League of Cities at a joint meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 18, at 1:30 p.m.

View more information about the Boundary Adjustment Act.

2. Fairgrounds discussion

The 1:30 p.m. meeting agenda includes:

1. Alachua County Fire Rescue Station 19 Discussion

2. Emergency purchase and installation of a modular building for temporary housing of EMS No. 9

Citizens are encouraged to attend this meeting. Due to a previously scheduled City of Gainesville meeting, the County Special Meeting will not be broadcast live on Cox Channel 12, but will broadcast on the County's Video on Demand website (click on meeting in Upcoming live events box).

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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).