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Mar 8, 2016

Albert E. White: Envision Alachua meetings full of hostility

I am a consultant for Plum Creek/Weyerhaeuser and a third generation, taxpaying citizen of Gainesville. Also, I have owned a business in the Northwest Fifth Avenue area for 35-plus years. I retired after a career with Gainesville Regional Utilities and a five-year stint as a vice president at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce.

During my careers I attended numerous School Board, City and County Commission meetings. However, the recent meetings held by the County Commission regarding Envision Alachua are perhaps the most hostile meetings I have ever attended. There was absolutely no order or control at these meetings. Over my years of experience working in the public sector, I have been on the receiving end of both yes and no votes and this meeting was no exception. Therefore, the no vote to transmit the Envision Alachua sector plan has nothing to do with my opinion of the lack of civility at the meetings., The Gainesville Sun, March 8, 2016. (Read entire article)

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