Make Your Voice Heard on Feb. 16 and 18February 6th, 2016 by gainesvillechamber
After five years of community visioning, Plum Creek’s Envision Alachua Sector Plan comes before the Alachua County Commission next week for a vote.
We need multiple business leaders to come together to amplify the voice of business in urging the Alachua County Commission to VOTE TO TRANSMIT to the State of Florida the proposed Envision Alachua Sector Plan during public hearings on Tuesday, February 16th (5 p.m.) and Thursday, February 18th (5 p.m.) at Eastside High School auditorium located at 1201 SE 43rd Street in East Gainesville.
The Chamber will provide a simple dinner and refreshments during both public hearings as they could potentially last until 11 p.m. Please click here to RSVP your participation for either the February 16th or 18th public hearing (or both) by this Friday, February 12th. We respectfully encourage you to bring a business associate or colleague with you to the hearing.
Plum Creek has put forward a 50-Year Plan for what will happen on their working forest land in Eastern Alachua County. Envision Alachua represents an unprecedented opportunity to promote long-term economic growth and development along with protecting forest lands and rural areas. I have attached talking points and background information for your reference and use. Also below are several links and tools which may be helpful as you learn about and show your support for the plan.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT:
- EnvisionAlachuaforBiz.com: This website provides the details of the plan and makes the business case for the opportunity it presents to Greater Gainesville. You also may click “the supporters” for an opportunity to sign on as a supporter and be reflected on the site.
- Text #support to 31996 for public meeting notifications: You will only receive text messages about opportunities to speak at public hearings or meetings concerning the EASP. We will never send marketing materials to your phone or share your contact information with any third party.
- Envision Alachua Task Force videos: View the videos from the most recent Task Force meeting held January 20, 2016 here. Videos Part 2 and Part 3 contain Plum Creek’s Tim Jackson and his update on the EASP beginning in video Part 2 at minute 13:09 and finishing in video Part 3 at minute 16:15.
- Facts Matrix: Please click here for the Facts Matrix.
- Read Gainesville Area Chamber Chair Todd Powell’s recent Gainesville Sun Op-Ed: Plum Creek plan is unprecedented opportunity