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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.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/26/2015

Construction fencing will go up in the heart of downtown Gainesville this weekend as the Bo Diddley Community Plaza closes for renovations Sunday, March 1. The improvements, which include new public restrooms, an information kiosk, a water wall entry feature, green room and a second café space, will take about one-year to complete.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/24/2015

The City of Gainesville is pleased to announce the inaugural meeting of the Mayor’s Community Response Council will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multipurpose Center, which is located at 1028 NE 14th St.. The council is being formed in response to “... recent events in our country that seem to have heightened racial tensions and called into question police practices,” said Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy. The council is comprised of 21 citizens of the Gainesville community who were personally invited by the mayor to serve on this advisory body.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/24/2015

On Thursday, March 5, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with the Gainesville-Alachua County Cultural Affairs Board, the Nature Centers Commission, the Public Recreation and Parks Board and Gainesville-Alachua County Art in Public Places Trust, will present the Arts Awards, Star Awards, Albert “Ray” Massey Citizen Volunteer Award and the Public Art Award to citizens who have made outstanding efforts to promote cultural and arts activities, environmental awareness and recreational activities in 2014.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/24/2015

Don’t strike out - it’s not too late to sign up for adult softball! Registration for the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department’s Adult Softball League closes Thursday, Feb. 26. Open team spots are available for the Monday Men’s and Friday Coed Leagues. Joining a softball league is a great opportunity for office workers, church groups and other organizations to network, have fun and meet new friends!

The "City Manager’s Biweekly Report to the City Commission" provides information about significant upcoming activities, projects, and meetings in the City of Gainesville over the course of the next two to three weeks. In addition to brief descriptions on each of the upcoming activities, you can click on hyperlinks for more information regarding the presented topic. The February 19-March 4 edition is now available.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/12/2015

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department are happy to announce the upcoming habitat restoration projects at Boulware Springs Nature Park, located at 3300 SE 15th St., and at Sweetwater Preserve, located at 95 SE Williston Rd. The long-term goal of the restoration is to bring back the former sandhill habitat, and restore biodiversity to the site. This work begins Monday, Feb.16, with the removal of hardwood trees that are not native to the sandhill habitat.

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 Spring 2015 Citizens' Academy is a seven-week program organized by the City of Gainesville Communications Office, and is designed to teach city residents about the inner workings of local government and city management.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/10/2015

Go Solar Florida is holding a workshop Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 3-5- p.m. about solar rights in the Alachua County Commission Board Room (12 SE 1st St. in Gainesville. The workshop is designed to educate residents, building officials, contractors and community association managers about solar access and their legal right to install rooftop solar systems. Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required on Eventbrite. For more information, contact Colleen Kettles at the Florida Solar Energy Center at ckettles@fsec.ucf.edu.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/4/2015

The "City Manager’s Biweekly Report to the City Commission" provides information about significant upcoming activities, projects, and meetings in the City of Gainesville over the course of the next two to three weeks. In addition to brief descriptions on each of the upcoming activities, you can click on hyperlinks for more information regarding the presented topic. The February 5-18 edition is now available.

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