Financial Pothole in Repairing Roads
A bumpy ride as you try to make your way across many North Central Florida roads. However, there is a great big pothole in the plan to repair them in Alachua county. That is how to pay for it. One proposal is "a penny for pavement." The proposal if approved by voters would raise the sales tax by one or one-half cent. Some residents said don't even put in on the 2012 ballot.
"The county's plans for roads funds reminds me of someone who chooses to replace the carpet instead of replacing the hole in the roof of the house," said resident John Martin.
Voters have approved sales tax increases in the past. Either way, the commission seemed to agreed something had to be done. To see more on this report, watch the video to your right.
- Alachua County Voters Will Decide How to Fund Road Repairs
- Road Repair Tax Update
- 2nd Avenue Road Repair Update
- County Commissioners Approve Road Repairs
- Hawthorne Road Getting $1.8 Million Repair
- Gainesville Neighborhood Offers To Pay Higher Taxes To Repair Roads
- Williston Road Repairs Completed
- Potholes Fixed on Northwest 23rd Corridor
- Residents concerned about potholes
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