Media Release

Fix Our Roads County-wide Meeting

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 2:15 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 Thursday, September 27, 2012, beginning at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), at Eastside High School (1201 Southeast 43rd 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).