Support County Conservation Initiatives

Posted by Trish Riley, June 13, 2010

The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners will be holding the third  joint special meeting with the Alachua County Planning Commission (serving as Local Planning Agency) to review a revised Energy Element as part of the County’s Comprehensive Plan update based on direction received at the June 1st special meeting to make some revisions and come back with a revised draft June 15th . The meeting will also include review and discussion of the Alachua County Water Conservation Initiative Report, and how the water conservation opportunities identified in that Report may be implemented through the update of the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 15th at 5:30 PM in the Jack Durrance Auditorium on the second floor of the County Administration Building (12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville) and can also be viewed live on the County’s Video on Demand website or any time thereafter. The agenda and backup materials can be viewed here.

This is expected to be the final joint meeting before public hearings with the Local Planning Agency in August, and the County Commission in early fall to transmit the updates to the Florida Department of Community Affairs for review. Final adoption is planned for spring 2011.

Please forward this information to anyone you think may be interested. Written comments may be submitted to We are also available to meet with you in person or discuss the process and any amendments over the phone by calling 352-374-5249. We look forward to getting your input as we continue through this very important process of updating our Comprehensive Plan.

See: Energy Element Revised Draft June 10.pdf.