Commissioner Sworn In
As the new year approaches in Alachua County, some things won't change. Alachua County Commissioners Paula Delaney, Mike Byerly and Rodney Long will serve another four years in office. There may be some difficult times ahead.
As friends and family came out watch and congratulate, the three incumbents were sworn in, again. Byerly was appointed as the new chair. Chestnut was appointed vice chair. Long was also elected President Of The Florida Association Of Counties for the next 18 months.
So what goals and changes can the community look for within the next few years?
The county is already working with what commissioners call an underfunded budget from the last fiscal year. But the election brought them some good news.
Some projects have already had to be put on hold like the renovations to the Alachua County Courthouse, which was to add on a 32-million dollar court support building and costs had to be reduced for renovating the Animal Services Building from 1.5 million to 1 million. the bond money was allocated to work on future transportation projects.
"We have to make investments in long term infrastructure projects, it will cost us something up front, but save us money in the long term."
Something the three Commissioners hope to be around to see.
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