For more information contact us at email@example.com, 2018 GENERAL ELECTIONS GUIDE – Alachua County, Podcast: National Women’s Liberation – Gainesville Chapter, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. ( Log Out / do the opposite. Alachua County General Election Results from the Supervisor of Elections. But I understand why people would vote no on this. They help to protect our environment, […] We could use some money for postage for our Eviction Resistance Task Force. No, I meant vote yes. A hearing date on the case has not yet been set. Yes, this is short but like before, you wouldn’t be reading this blog if you weren’t already voting for Prizzia. All rights reserved. Vote yes. It’s slower than I’d like but it’s still good. This prevented us from expanding the park (ADA compliance requirements for federal/state grants) and directly led to the over development of the area around the corner of University Avenue and W 34th Street. 8. Leave a comment and I’ll respond for clarification. If this amendment is approved, the County will not only govern those lands, but also lands within the various municipalities, thus undermining Home Rule. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Vote yes unless you hate low wage workers. Why the hell not? Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. This is one of the few competitive seats in Florida and we could really, really use more friends in Tallahassee. The Alachua County Growth Management Department implements the community’s vision of quality of life and a sustainable community that promotes economic opportunity, protection of natural resources, and social equity in the interest of the health, safety and welfare of the public. The county, supervisor of elections office and attorney for the city of Alachua all declined to comment on the pending legal case. Proposed Alachua County Referenda Renewal of the Existing One Mill Ad Valorem Tax for School District Operating Expenses; County Charter Amendment Establishing County Growth Management Area; Relationship Between County and Municipal Ordinances for Protection of Certain Natural Resources When the new County Commission is sworn in, it’s up to us to get them to fund it with linkage fees, a new tax, or transfers. It will go up to $10 on September 30th, 2021, and go up $1 every September 30th until 2026 where it’ll be adjusted annually for inflation. Thanks! by Sheldon Wills. The city of Alachua has filed a lawsuit against Alachua County and the supervisor of elections that challenges a proposed charter amendment the municipality feels shouldn’t be on the November ballot. Do you have a PayPal account? Our Democracy is Worth Waiting For. Vote no on this attack on direct democracy. This is a major charter amendment that will help us preserve wild spaces and encourage infill growth. This amendment would prevent municipalities from trying to pass lax environmental regulations to circumvent more comprehensive programs. We do a lot of new things that we didn’t do way back yonder, like GRUcom (city fiber), and we need to update our charter to make sure that the utility owned by the people stays with the people. And maybe Alachua County will get a new district without Clay County, and maybe this seat will be competitive in 2 years. Whatever this guys says to vote for…. TDD users, please call 711 Florida Relay Service. It’s a tax cut for the surviving spouses of deceased veterans. This is the cheaper and more environmentally damaging way of developing as opposed to following the Alachua County Comp plan which encourages more sustainable development in urban clusters. The measure is set to appear on the Nov. 3 general election ballot. One of the few ways we can avoid something really scary is if Biden wins in a blowout. County Charter Amendment Establishing County Growth Management Area. Some of the specifics on how this works and how it can be more equitable will be revisited when the new School Board is seated. ( Log Out / That’d be nice, but until then vote for Adam Christensen. A map of what the County is calling the Growth Management Area shows that a very large portion of Alachua County is within that area. Whereas the language suggests the amendment’s purpose is "growth management,” the complaint said, its true purpose is “to prevent a municipality from applying its land use regulations to properties it annexes after the proposed charter amendment becomes effective.”. This doesn’t do what many people think it’ll do. Vote yes. Ballot Proposal - The ballot title and ballot summary for this question are as follows: COUNTY CHARTER AMENDMENT ESTABLISHING COUNTY GROWTH MANAGEMENT AREA . The amendment also allows the County Commission to remove property from the County Growth Management Area by a supermajority vote. Vote for Biden. c. Thank you so much for the offer. Oh, and 49 people had evictions filed against them last week in Alachua County (hit up the Alachua County Tenants Association at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved in the fightback), UF is deciding to furlough workers instead of spending down their $2 billion endowments (get involved here), and COVID-19 is ripping through our communities. It’s a minor inconvenience to have to submit a paper copy but there’s no way to do away with this requirement except for updating the charter. Because the districts are gerrymandered the politicians don’t represent the will of the people, so the people have to pass progressive initiatives themselves. 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