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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/19/2019

Applications are now being accepted for the newly forming Gainesville Community Reinvestment Area (GCRA) Citizen Advisory Board. The board will serve in an advisory capacity to the City Commission on matters of community redevelopment with the GCRA. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at GTEC, located at 2153 SE Hawthorne Rd.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/9/2019

The public is invited to review and comment on the completed City of Gainesville State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Annual Report Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., until Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 at the office of the Housing and Community Development Division (Thomas Center ‘B’, 306 NE 6th Avenue, Room 245). The report covers years 2016-2019.

The City of Gainesville invites the public to participate in a neighborhood workshop to discuss improvements for the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center on Monday, July 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center (1701 NE Eighth Ave.). Design options will be on display for the public to view and discuss. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Click here to view a map of event parking. This project is funded with the Wild Spaces & Public Places half-cent sales tax. The WSPP sales tax, collected from January 2017 to December 2024, will continue to create, improve and maintain parks and recreational facilities, and acquire and improve environmentally-sensitive lands.
 
RSVPs are appreciated to allow us to arrange for seating and refreshments. To RSVP or for questions, please contact Sarit Sela at 352-393-8649 or selas@cityofgainesville.org.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
5/30/2019

The Gainesville community is invited to attend the Barbara Higgins Park Dedication Ceremony, held Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. The park is located at 1352 SE Second St. The dedication is made possible through the support of the Neighborhood Housing & Development Corporation, Lowe’s Home Improvement, the Wild Spaces & Public Places Program, the Springhill Church and the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department.

The City Commission will hold a special meeting Thursday, May 16 at noon to officially swear-in Mayor Lauren Poe and Commissioner Adrian Hayes-Santos (district 4). Mayor Poe and Commissioner Hayes-Santos were both elected in March to serve a second term. In addition, the City Commission will elect a Mayor-Commissioner Pro Tem for the 2019-2020 term. Commissioner Hayes-Santos currently serves as Mayor-Commissioner Pro Tem.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/10/2019

The Gainesville City Commission is seeking applications for the newly-established Charter Review Commission. All registered voters within the City of Gainesville are eligible to apply. To apply, please click here.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/9/2019

Help Gainesville beat Athens, GA in the annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation by pledging to conserve water through www.mywaterpledge.com. The pledge is available through the month of April.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/3/2019

As part of RTS's Transit Development Plan (TDP), the Department of Mobility needs your input as we continue to seek ways to enhance mobility and accessibility to better serve our communty's needs. The focus of the TDP is to serve as a vision plan and investment program to improve transit services in the community, including consideration of new and emerging mobility on demand services. The TDP is required by the state of Florida to receive state and federal funding. To participate in the survey, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RTSMOBILITYSURVEY.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/3/2019

The City of Gainesville has scheduled a Community Meeting about the Cabot Koppers properties Wednesday, April 10 between 5–7 p.m. at the Star Center Children’s Theatre (11 NE 23rd Ave.) to discuss the history of the site, hear an update on current remediation efforts and discuss opportunities for possible future reuse of the site.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/3/2019

The City of Gainesville’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) is holding the first of a series of meetings to discuss and gather public input regarding the development of the Incentives and Recommendations Report (IRR) on Tuesday, April 9, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Millhopper Branch Library, Meeting Room A, 3145 NW 43rd St.

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