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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/31/2014

Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.

Earlier today, Mayor Ed Braddy took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being nominated by SBAC's Superintendent Dr. Owen A. Roberts. A city employee donated the most money, giving her the honor of dousing the mayor! At the end, Mayor Braddy nominated Mitch Glaeser of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce. While donations are still being reported to city staff, at the time the water was dumped, $305 had been raised to join the fight against ALS. To watch a video of the dumping, visit https://www.facebook.com/GainesvilleFL. To donate, please visit the ALS website.

Residents or students interested in a crash course on local government and city planning and management need look no further than the City of Gainesville itself. Gainesville 101: the Fall 2014 Citizens' Academy is a seven-week program organized by the City of Gainesville Communications Office, and designed to teach city residents about the inner workings of local government and city management.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/28/2014

For more than 13 years, Other Voices has performed original and cover material in the local music scene, with a hallmark of intricate vocal harmonies and tight arrangements in the realm of pop, folk, blues and jazz. On Friday, Sept. 5 at 8 p.m., they will put those talents to work with a tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. According to the band, “Our performance of the CSN (Crosby, Stills & Nash) classic, “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” has become such a popular crowd pleaser that it was suggested by a friend that we perform a whole night of that groups music. After weeks of rehearsing, we have become aware of what a great influence CSNY (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) has had on us both in our writing and performances as Other Voices.”

Mayor Ed Braddy is pleased to announce that he accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge issued to him yesterday by recently appointed Alachua County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Owen A. Roberts. At 5 p.m. today, Mayor Braddy will stand on the steps of City Hall, located at 200 E. University Ave. in Gainesville, and allow the Gainesville resident or city employee who donates the most money today to support the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, to pour a bucket of ice water over Mayor Braddy's head.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/27/2014

The Gainesville City Commission is pleased to receive applications for consideration for appointment to the Moving Alachua County Forward Citizen Oversight Committee. The city will appoint two members and one alternate to the oversight committee.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/27/2014

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, city and GRU offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 1. RTS offices will also be closed and there will be no bus service, including paratransit service. Residential curbside collection of garbage, recycling and yard trash will not be affected.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/26/2014

The City of Gainesville is pleased to announce that the Ambassador of Poland to the United States of America, Ryszard Schnepf, will visit the city beginning Wednesday, Sept. 3 to Friday, Sept. 5. Ambassador Schnepf will arrive at the Gainesville Regional Airport Wednesday evening and receive a Gainesville Police Department motorcycle escort to his lodging accommodations. His visit coincides with the official visit of a delegation from Rzeszow, Poland which is intended to strengthen economic and cultural ties between Rzeszow and Gainesville.

The 33rd Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show is quickly approaching and the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is looking for individuals and organizations that would like to support this community event by volunteering at one of the top fine art shows in the country. This is a great opportunity to mingle with nationally acclaimed artists, enjoy performing arts and sample international cuisine. This award-winning art festival features 240 of the nation’s finest artists, as well as three stages of continuous entertainment.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/21/2014

Crooked Counsel, a five-piece classic rock cover band, is performing a “Free Fridays” concert Friday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m.

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