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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/26/2020

City of Gainesville officials anticipate severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, Wednesday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, March 1. The anticipated temperatures will lead to the activation of the city's Cold Night Shelter (CNS) Program, and it is expected to remain in effect until overnight low temperatures rise above 45 F. The CNS program normally runs from Nov. 1 through March 31.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/24/2020

The Honorable Lauren Poe will deliver the 2020 State of the City address to the community at 12:30 p.m, Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center, 837 SE Seventh Ave.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/21/2020

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is accepting applications Special Event Additional Support grants for the Fiscal Year 2021. Each grant is awarded for a one-year funding period beginning Oct. 1, 2020 and ending Sept. 30, 2021. The current application deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/21/2020

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is accepting applications for Outside Agency Grants for Fiscal Years 2021 and 2022. Each grant is awarded for a two-year funding period beginning Oct. 1, 2020 and ending Sept. 30, 2022. The current application deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/21/2020

A draft Housing Action Plan is available for review online. The draft includes recommendations that offer eight strategies to address the challenges the City of Gainesville faces with affordable housing development including the financing and ensuring long-term affordability of units. To schedule a neighborhood or group meeting, or to provide feedback, please contact Phimetto Lewis at 393-8862. A telephone town hall is also being scheduled for April.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/20/2020

City of Gainesville officials anticipate severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, Thursday, Feb. 20 through Saturday, Feb. 22. The anticipated temperatures will lead to the activation of the city's Cold Night Shelter (CNS) Program, and it is expected to remain in effect until overnight low temperatures rise above 45 F. The CNS program normally runs from Nov. 1 through March 31.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/18/2020

The Gainesville City Commission recently introduced a series of new opportunities to expand engagement at its public meetings. These updates make it easier for community members to share their thoughts on City Commission business. Neighbors may now submit written public comments online to be included in the official meeting record. Individuals may also sign up in advance to speak about specific agenda items or to share a general comments with the commission. For those who wish to speak to the commission, but are unable to stay until that item is called, a new “early public comment” period is now available to offer greater flexibility.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/17/2020

The City of Gainesville is implementing a pilot Land Donation Program that is designed to extend and strengthen partnerships with nonprofit organizations to develop affordable housing throughout the city. For that reason, the city has implemented a pilot program is offering to donate city-owned residential parcels to nonprofit organizations for the development of new affordable housing. Prior to issuing a solicitation for nonprofit organizations to participate in the pilot program, the city is conducting an Industry Forum for the purpose of gathering ideas, feedback, input and other information related to the solicitation.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/7/2020

City of Gainesville officials anticipate severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, Friday, Feb. 7 through Saturday, Feb. 8. The anticipated temperatures will lead to the activation of the city's Cold Night Shelter (CNS) Program, and it is expected to remain in effect until overnight low temperatures rise above 45 F. The CNS program normally runs from Nov. 1 through March 31.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/6/2020

City of Gainesville officials anticipate severe weather conditions Thursday, Feb. 6. The anticipated weather will lead to the activation of the city's Severe Weather and Cold Night Shelter Program.

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