Media Release

Commission Meeting includes Business and Economic Growth Action Plan

Friday, December 5, 2014 2:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Commission will conduct their twice-monthly Regular Meeting/Public Hearing on Tuesday December 9, 2014.  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.

Of special interest at this meeting is item 9. Presentation of the Business and Economic Growth Action Plan - The intent of the Business and Economic Growth Action Plan is to provide specific, actionable items that the County can do to facilitate economic development and improve the climate for starting and growing a business in Alachua County.

View the Business and Economic Growth Action Plan.

Other items of interest at the Regular Meeting include:
8. Resolution on Nonbinding Referendum Results on Amending the Constitution of the United States to Provide that Only Natural Persons are Entitled to Constitutionally Guaranteed Rights
11. UF Campus Master Plan Update
12. Report and Recommendations on Florida PACE
13. Amendment to the inter-local agreement with the City of Alachua

Item of interest at the Public Hearing include:
19. CPA-08-14: A request to amend the Future Land Use Map 2030 on approximately 8.5 acres of land from Medium Density Residential to Medium High Density Residential
21. ZOM-06-14: A request to rezone approximately 452 acres (Gainesville Raceway) from 'A' (Agriculture) district to non-residential 'PD' (Planned Development) district

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 the meetings or to view them live on Cox Channel 12 or on the County’s Video on Demand website.  Citizens are encouraged to stay engaged by clicking on and signing up for the following products: 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

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