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File #: 200327.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 9/10/2020 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 9/17/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: Discussion of Alachua County Charter Questions and Sales Tax Referendum (B)
Attachments: 1. 200327A_Alachua County Performance Audit – Public Safety Radio Trunking System – September 1, 2020 (FINAL)_20200917.pdf, 2. 200327C_Natural Resource Charter Amendment_20200917.pdf, 3. 200327B_Growth Management Area Charter Amendment_20200917.pdf, 4. 200327_Memo to City Commission Re Proposed Alachua County Charter Amendment_20200917.pdf

Title

Discussion of Alachua County Charter Questions and Sales Tax Referendum (B)

Explanation

On the November 3, 2020 ballot there will be three (3) Alachua County matters that relate to the City of Gainesville.  Specifically, the County has two (2) charter amendments; one (1) relating to governance of land management in growth management areas and one (1) relating to natural resource protection.  Additionally, the County will be seeking approval of a ½ penny local government sales tax for public safety radio infrastructure.

Fiscal Note

If adopted by a majority of voters in Alachua County, the sales tax referendum would generate approximately $7,000,000 for the City of Gainesville to utilize to improve the public safety radio trucking system.

Recommendations

The City Commission discuss their position on these matters and take appropriate action.

 




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