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State Representative Chuck Clemons filed a bill that would expand the commission from five to seven members

Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 1:51 AM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - On the eve of the state legislative session, State Representative Chuck Clemons has filed a bill that would fundamentally change the Alachua County Commission.

Clemons filed House Bill 1493, which would expand the commission from five to seven members.

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Five commissioners would represent specific geographic districts, while two would be elected at large.

The bill has not yet been assigned to any committees and does not have a companion bill in the senate.

County commissioners have opposed the proposal.

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