Highlights from the BCC County Candidate Debate Tuesday at SF

Most county candidates oppose road tax

Gainesville Sun article by Cindy Swirko, Staff  Writer

Most candidates for the Alachua County Commission agreed on one issue at Tuesday’s forum — they do not support a road tax that is slated to be put to a referendum vote this fall.

The three-quarter cent sales tax for road projects was a focus, along with other taxes and economic development, of a forum hosted by the Business Community Coalition at Santa Fe College.

Reasons for the opposition to the 15-year tax ranged from the referendum’s narrow focus to the belief that the commission should use money from its existing revenue sources to repair roads.

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