Media Release

Wild Spaces & Public Places Oversight

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 1:00 AM

May 19, 2009

9:25 a.m. 

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - A "Wild Spaces and Public Places Citizen Oversight Committee" is being formed as specified in the ballot language for last November's Wild Spaces & Public Places Environmental Lands, Parks and Recreation One-Half Percent Sales Tax referendum.  The purpose of the committee is to assure citizens and elected officials that funds approved through the referendum are expended only for:  

  1. Parks and recreation facilities that were on approved project lists attached to the Sales Surtax Ordinance approved by the Alachua County Commission 
  2. Conservation land purchases consistent with referendum language 

The committee will be made up of five voting members and three alternates.  Alachua County and the City of Gainesville will appoint two members each.  The Alachua County League of Cities will appoint one member.  Each entity will appoint one alternate.  Applicants must be Alachua County residents and must not hold elected office. 

Interested citizens can apply online by clicking one of the following:  

Alachua County Board of County Commissioners: 

City of Gainesville: (must be City of Gainesville residents) click here.

To apply for the League of Cities slot, send an email to the Chair of the Alachua County League of Cities at:   

For more information, contact Alachua County Program Coordinator Mary Lowry at 352-264-6904.





  • 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).