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Local government and politics in Ocala, Florida. City council, county commission meetings, public notices in Ocala and Marion County, Florida.

Marion County Public Schools Headquarters

Marion County Commission, chair squash rumors of second possible tax increase on November ballot

The Marion County Commission and Chair Kathy Bryant set out to squash rumors of a second possible tax increase on the ballot this November that they say started online.
Marion County Commissioners

Citing possible Roe v. Wade reversal, commissioners move closer to declaring Marion County ‘Pro-Life...

Citing the possibility of the United States Supreme Court reversing its decision in Roe v. Wade, Marion County commissioners moved one step closer in approving a resolution to declare the county as a "sanctuary for life."
Marion County Penny Tax

Marion Commission approves referendum placing Penny Sales Tax on ballot this November

Marion County commissioners have cleared the way for the Penny Sales Tax to return to ballots this November.

Ocala Metro Statistical Area population could reach 400,000 by 2023

The Ocala Metropolitan Statistical Area population could reach 400,000 as soon as the year 2023, according to The Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership.

Watula Ave drainage improvement project to wrap by Spring

The third Phase of a drainage improvement project along Watula Avenue in Downtown Ocala should wrap sometime later this Spring, according to city officials. 
Ocala City Hall

Ocala City Council to host workshop to discuss revising ‘antiquated’ charter

The Ocala City Council will host a workshop to discuss potential revisions to the city's charter after coming to a consensus during Tuesday's meeting.

City Council to interview internal candidates before possible nationwide search for city manager replacement

The city of Ocala will interview internal candidates before possibly going nationwide in its search to replace former City Manager John Zobler.
Ocala Police Department

Despite fewer overdoses in 2019 than year prior, Ocala police chief stresses need for...

Although there were fewer overdoses in 2019 than the year prior throughout the city of Ocala, the city's police chief urged diligence in decreasing that number further.
Congressman Ted Yoho and State Senator Dennis Baxley

Congressman Yoho, State Sen. Baxley to headline Marion County ‘Trump Team 2020’ kick off...

A collection of Republican politicians, including Congressman Ted Yoho and State Senator Dennis Baxley, will headline the speaker list at an upcoming Marion County kick off event hosted by the Trump Team 2020.

Florida Northern Turnpike Connector Task Force hosting meeting to discuss economic, environmental impact

The Florida Northern Turnpike Connector Task Force will host a local meeting to discuss the potential economic and environmental impacts of work on the corridor.