BOCC to talk climate action plan, tax roll adjustments

Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network, Inc. will present the local impact that COVID-19 has had on the number of incidents of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) which is a pattern of coercive, controlling behaviors designed to exert power and control over a person in an intimate relationship.

Peaceful Paths will share how the organization adjusted its services to accommodate the stress caused during the pandemic.

In action items, the BOCC will consider awarding a $797,854.80 annual contract to study the critical infrastructure and land use climate vulnerability to Jones Edmunds and Associates, Inc.

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The study is just one step in helping the BOCC develop a Climate Action Plan.

County staff is recommending that the BOCC approve the transmittal of a proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment CPA-05-21 to the State Land Planning Agency Staff and other agencies for review and comment.

The proposed amendment, if adopted, will provide clear direction on the purpose and intent for the recreation land use designation.

Tax Collector John Power will deliver his 2020 report of discounts, errors, double assessments, and insolvencies. Correction grand totals are listed as $86,302.28 on the agenda backup documents.

And the BOCC will get a report of contracts approved by the county manager and staff during September. Contracts range from $13.8 million for V.E. Whitehurst & Sons, Inc. work on the SW 8th Avenue connector to an extension of Alachua County Poet Laureate E. Stanley Richardson’s $2,000 annual contract and additional term.

The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. See the full agenda here.

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