It's been a rocky political year for Alachua. Including a candidate application problem and a lawsuit filed by some of the candidates. Despite all the turmoil the candidates are focusing on the issues.
Charlie Grapski wants voters to have lower utility bills. Grapski says, "There are people in one or two bedroom houses in this town with 300, 400, 500 dollars in utility bills. That's more than what they pay for rent."
Michael Perkins' platform is economic growth and development. Perkins, "Brining in new technology and new ideas that are economically and will benefit the environment. I know the environment is important to me. The future of our water supply is important."
City Commission Incumbent Bonnie Burgess says affordable housing is the key. Burgess, "Since we're the 2nd largest city in the county. It's important that we have a place for those who come here and work. If they're going to come and work we need to make sure you're going to live here in a safe place."
The fire station, recreation center, and the turkey creek country club house are all voting locations. They'll be open from 7am until 7pm.
Gavin Johnson, WCJBÂ TV 20 News
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