County Commission announces special meeting on CARES Act Plan

 The Alachua County Commission will conduct a hybrid Special Meeting on Monday, Nov. 2  at 10 a.m. The Commission will discuss the Alachua County CARES Act. The public may attend and participate (offer comments) in this meeting virtually and in-person.
The staff recommended actions during this meeting include:
1) Approve the programmatic changes presented by staff to add an allocation for public safety officer salaries for County government and municipalities with an amount to be determined by the Manager upon conclusion of the other program elements and a finding of necessity related to the COVID-19 public health emergency of all aspects of the plan as approved and amended; and to authorize the County Manager, or designated staff or consultant, to file, submit, prepare on-line, approve budget adjustments of any amount or any like action to amend the adopted Alachua County Cares Act plan in accordance with the Board’s approved changes, in compliance with State of Florida requirements.
2) Authorize the County Manager or Chair to sign sub-recipient agreements for any amounts, memoranda of understanding, and similar documents necessary to implement these changes.
3) Authorize the County Manager, or designated staff or consultant, to sign and file any needed documents with the State of Florida, including FDEM, to expedite the receipt of funds and approval of the plan, regardless of amount as long as it is consistent with the Board’s approved modified Alachua County Cares Act plan.
View the agenda and backup items here.
The public who attend in-person must wear a facial covering at all times. Public seating will be made available up to the capacity that permits adequate social distancing.
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 meeting code 670 965 3024, pass code 2522482 (Alachua).
The public may submit comments, written or photographic documents to the Board through email ( before the meeting or by participating when prompted to by the Chair of the Board. Virtual participation is available through the public comment message line. When prompted to call during the meeting, 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, CALLERS TO THE PUBLIC COMMENT MESSAGE LINE MUST TURN DOWN THEIR MEETING SOUND WHEN ADDRESSING THE COMMISSION. Callers should state their names and limit comments to two minutes. When prompted for in-person public comment, in-person participants should follow the direction of the Chair to participate.

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