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City Observes Memorial Day May 30

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, city offices will be closed Monday, May 30. The Regional Transit System (RTS) will provide its holiday service, which runs between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Please visit the RTS website and schedule pages for more information. Residential curbside collection services for garbage,...
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Changes to upcoming meetings, workshops - May 18 update

May 18 update: Please note the city commission meetings scheduled for May 19 and the Wild Spaces, Public Places and infrastructure surtax community meeting scheduled for May 23 have also been postponed. May 14 announcement: With the most recent COVID-19 data for our community showing a rising number of cases,...

Changes to upcoming meetings, workshops

With the most recent COVID-19 data for our community showing a rising number of cases, we are postponing several upcoming meetings and events to help ensure the health and safety of our neighbors. Two Gainesville City Commission special meetings originally scheduled on Monday, May 16 to discuss the Gainesville Regional...

Commission approves new ordinance, redistricting map

During a special meeting of the Gainesville City Commission, commissioners approved, on second reading, an ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances by redistricting the city into four equally proportioned districts. Commissioners approved the ordinance on first reading May 5. The new ordinance is effective immediately. The city’s charter mandates adjustments...

City increases patrol, safety measures at parking garage

We live in a beautiful community that has been shocked and saddened by recent late-night violence that has led to a tragic loss of life in the Southwest Parking Garage. We assure you we remain committed to the safety of Downtown neighbors, visitors and parking garage patrons, and are currently adding additional security measures throughout the garage including:

Joint Federal, State, Local Public Notice

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida Division of Emergency Management have received the following application for Federal grant funding. Final notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) consideration to provide funding in the form of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Funds will be provided in accordance with Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, as amended.

Gainesville welcomes Corey Harris as senior housing strategist

City of Gainesville leaders are pleased to welcome Corey Harris as the new senior housing strategist. Harris will join the city on May 2 after spending nine years at the helm of the Neighborhood Housing & Development Corporation (NHDC), a local nonprofit housing development organization. He most recently served as its executive director and previously as deputy director/director of counseling services.

Cold Night Shelter Program Anticipated April 8-9

City of Gainesville officials anticipate severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9. 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.

Downtown Strategic Plan Community Meeting - April 20

We are excited to announce an upcoming Community Meeting for the Downtown Gainesville Strategic Plan. Join us on the stage at Bo Diddley Plaza (111 E. University Ave.) on Wednesday, April 20 from 5-7 p.m. This meeting features a presentation by the project team that shares a draft vision for...

Feedback Sought on Proposed Gainesville Redistricting Map

In advance of its March 31 special meeting, the Gainesville City Commission is seeking input from all neighbors on a proposed redistricting map that was discussed at the March 28 special meeting. Neighbors are asked to review the map, and provide comment. Ways to comment:. In person at City Hall...

Community recommendations to increase immigrant inclusion and safety to be unveiled at event

City of Gainesville and community leaders invite all neighbors to the presentation of the Gainesville Immigrant Neighbor Inclusion (GINI) 2022 Immigrant Inclusion Blueprint. The document includes goals and recommendations to build a more inclusive, accessible and welcoming community for all Gainesville immigrant neighbors. Speakers include Mayor Lauren Poe, County Commission Chair Marilhelen Wheeler and members of the GINI steering committee.