BOCC to address natural resources protection code

Notepad and pen on table in empty conference room
Notepad and pen on table in empty conference room

The Alachua Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will address on Tuesday a natural resources code that will protect significant habitat, listed species habitat, strategic ecosystems and significant geologic features throughout Alachua County.

The regular meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. and the full agenda also includes an update from Alachua County Health Department Administrator Paul Myers and the appointment of members to the economic development advisory committee.

Seventy-one percent of Alachua County voters approved the countywide natural resources protection code, which will define the relationship between county and municipal ordinances for protection of certain natural resources.

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Also on the agenda is the staff recommended approval of an ordinance that establishes the Alachua County affordable housing trust fund.

The meeting will be a hybrid regular meeting at the Alachua County Administration Building (12 S.E. 1st Street). The daytime portion of the meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. The evening portion begins at 5 p.m. The daytime portion of the meeting includes COVID-19 and emergency rental assistance program discussions.

The commission will take public comment in person or by calling 1-800-876-7516. Attendees must wear a facial covering at all times. Public seating will be made available up to the capacity that permits adequate social distancing.

For meeting audio-only, call 301-715-8592, and when prompted, use meeting code 670 965 3024. The public may view the meeting on Cox Channel 12, Facebook, and the county’s video on demand website.

The agenda with links to backup documents is available online.

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