ACEL has compiled a public-policy platform that outlines our position on key policy issues in the Gainesville and Alachua County areas. Using vetted national and local data and the experience and wisdom of an advisory council of well-known community executives, ACEL has established a set of priorities that will drive the organization’s activities, communications, and priorities beginning in 2015.
ACEL supports efforts to increase the ease, safety, and number of alternative transportation options within Alachua County. This includes an increased presence of bike lanes, bus systems, pedestrian-friendly infrastructure, and mass-transit systems in addition to improving existing, traditional infrastructure.
Walkable Urban Cores
ACEL supports dense urban cores that host all the amenities needed within walking distance of where young professionals may live, work, and play.
ACEL supports a balanced approach to economic development that values investment in cultural amenities alongside more traditional economic-development investments. This includes investments in the arts, green spaces, and other quality-of-life amenities.
Robust Job Market for Young Professionals
ACEL supports increasing area jobs that attract and retain young professionals. Specifically, these jobs should provide young professionals with adequate pay for a high quality of life in the area, opportunities for professional growth, and a good work environment.
ACEL supports any initiative that will increase the quality and affordability of housing in cultural centers of Alachua County
Diversity & Tolerance
ACEL supports initiatives that increase Alachua County’s potential for being a destination of diversity and tolerance.
Young Professional Decision-Makers
ACEL supports the active participation and proactive inclusion of young professionals in decision-making roles within Alachua County.
ACEL supports policies and initiatives that create a sustainable environment.