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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.

City of Gainesville elections will be held Tuesday, March 19. Registered voters in district four will elect a commissioner to represent its district, and registered voters citywide will elect the mayor and vote on a charter referendum. Early voting is available Saturday, March 9-Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., except Tuesday and Thursday, which will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Early voting has five designated sites: the Supervisor of Elections Office (515 N. Main St.), the Reitz Union (655 Reitz Union Dr., room G-50), the Senior Recreation Center (5701 NW 34th St.), the MLK Center (1028 NE 14th St.) and the Millhopper Branch Library (3145 NW 43rd St.). For additional information on the upcoming election, including sample ballots, contact the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office at 352-374-5252 or visit www.VoteAlachua.com.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/6/2019

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, March 12 at 6 p.m. at the Gainesville/Alachua County Senior Center (5701 NW 34th Blvd).

City of Gainesville voters will vote on an amendment to the city’s charter during the 2019 City of Gainesville Regular Election.

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