County commission to talk radio system and budget at Tuesday meeting


ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua Board of County Commissioners will conduct a hybrid Special Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 5th.

Two items are currently on the agenda: Expansion of the radio trunk system to accommodate increased coverage and the adoption of the BOCC budget meetings calendar.

According to the proposed calendar, a total of 23 meetings in 2021 will be held to discuss Alachua County expenses and income ranging from setting the millage rate to the property appraiser’s tax roll certification.

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The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. and includes a discussion about the budget development calendar and a radio system update.

The public who attends 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 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.

To see the agenda and backup items click here.

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