More Alachua Controversy
The dust has not even settled from the City of Alachua's elections and already the saga continues.
Wednesday one of the former commission candidates, Charles Grapski, and Alachua Rec Center Director Hal Brady got into a confrontation loosely regarding Tuesday's election. It ended with police.
On Tuesday Grapski had trouble at the polls, beaten by a three-to-one margin. But he says city leaders didn't play fair. He charges they improperly used city vehicles to pick folks up and drive them to the polls, a practice city leaders defend.
Grapski says his questions about the way the city conducts business, didn't end with Tuesday's vote.
"It's definitely just begun, no one campaign is ever going to solve this problem," says Grapski.
But city officials say they would just lik to move on and give their full attention to city projects.
"There will always be some sort of controversy," says Alachua City Manager Clovis Watson Jr. "What really matters is how the municipal government handles that controversy. "
Ultimately incumbent Bonnie Burgess beat Grapski and Michael Perkins in the election. She and Jean Calderwood, who ran unopposed, will be sworn in Monday night.
By: Anne Imanuel, WCJB TV20 News
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