9-8-20 County Commission Virtual Regular Meeting Includes COVID-19 Discussion and Adoption of the FY21 Proposed Millage Rates and Tentative Budget

​The Alachua County Commission will conduct its virtual Regular Meeting on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The Regular Meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. and will recess after the morning agenda items are completed. The meeting will reconvene at 5:01 p.m. for the evening agenda. The daytime portion of the meeting includes a COVID-19 discussion. The evening meeting includes the adoption of the FY21 Proposed Millage Rates and Tentative Budget.

The public may attend virtually through Cox Channel 12, Facebook, and the County’s Video on Demand website. For meeting audio-only, call 301-715-8592, and when prompted, use code 670 965 3024. The public may submit comments to the board through email (bocc@alachuacounty.us) or by calling into the public comment message line when prompted to call during the meeting. Public comment will be taken by telephone for all non-ministerial items on which the Commission votes. Once public comment is opened for an item under discussion, please call 929-205-6099 (enter meeting code 273 174 8038). Callers will be put in a queue and prompted when it is their turn to speak. TO AVOID FEEDBACK, SPEAKERS MUST TURN DOWN THEIR MEETING SOUND WHEN ADDRESSING THE COMMISSION. The Commission will allow up to a total of 30 minutes for citizen comments on each item opened for public comment. In addition, the Commission will open phone lines for one 30-minute public comment session for the public to discuss items not on the Commission agenda. The public is encouraged to submit any written or photographic documents prior to the meeting to bocc@alachuacounty.us.

Daytime items of interest include: 

  • Alachua County Poet Laureate
  • Approval of a Proclamation declaring September 2020 as “Suicide Prevention Month” in Alachua County, FL
  • Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Grant Planning Committee membership appointments
  • COVID-19 discussion
  • Code Enforcement Board and Special Magistrate discussion
  • Large-Scale Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment to Rural and Agricultural Policies in Section 6.0 of the Future Land Use Element
  • A request for a large-scale land use amendment on approximately 200 acres from Preservation to Rural Agriculture
  • Tara Greens 2 Preliminary Development Plan
  • Final Redevelopment Plan with Deviations from the Unified Land Development Code (ULDC) for Shops at Archer Road and SW 43rd Street
  • Public Hearing - Pet Breeder Regulation Ordinance
  • Public Hearing - Ordinance Amending Alachua County Code, Chapter 27 (Emergencies)
  • Public Hearing - Ordinance Enacting Needle Exchange Program

Evening items of interest include:

  • Adopt the FY21 Proposed Millage Rates and Tentative Budget 
  • Sugarfoot Oaks/Cedar Ridge Preservation and Enhancement District
  • Stormwater Assessment FY21 Final Rate Resolution Adoption
  • FY21 Solid Waste Non-Ad Valorem Assessment Final Rate Resolution
  • FY21 Fire Services Non-Ad Valorem Assessment Final Rate Resolution


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For more information, contact Alachua County Communications Director Mark Sexton at 352-264-6979 or msexton@alachuacounty.us.

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