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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/22/2021

On Saturday, April 25 at 3 p.m., city and community leaders are gathering to plant a friendship tree in commemoration of Elbe Day (April 25, 1945), in observance of Earth Day and Arbor Day. The planting commemorates the anniversary of the meeting of U.S. and Soviet armed forces at the Elbe River in central Germany, signaling an important advancement by the Allies to end World War II. 

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/19/2021

Neighbors have rated Gainesville and city services highly in the most recent findings from the 2021 Neighbor Survey, presented to the Gainesville City Commission last Thursday.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/15/2021

The City of Gainesville Wild Spaces & Public Places program and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department are hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Clarence R. Kelly Community Center and Park in East Gainesville.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/7/2021

The City of Gainesville Wild Spaces & Public Places program, in conjunction with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, is thrilled to announce that the renovation project at Oakview Park is complete. Located at 810 NW Eighth Ave. (formerly named Kiwanis Girl Scout Park), Oakview Park is open for the community to enjoy!

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/6/2021

Gainesville City Commissioners continue to urge all neighbors to follow CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including the use of facial coverings. The appeal comes as the coronavirus positivity rate in Alachua County steadily increased in the last two weeks of March to 2.62 percent.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/3/2021

City of Gainesville officials anticipate the continuation of severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, Saturday, April 3 and Sunday, April 4. 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
4/1/2021

City of Gainesville officials anticipate severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, Thursday, April 1 and Friday, April 2. 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
3/30/2021

The City of Gainesville has scheduled several online events in the coming weeks to ensure both renters and landlords are familiar with the city’s new ordinance governing residential rental properties. The new ordinance titled, “Residential Rental Unit Permits,” becomes effective Oct. 1.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/26/2021

At-large City Commissioner Reina Saco will host a one-hour virtual town hall meeting at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 30 to discuss current issues including upcoming changes to rental property rights and affordable housing. She also will provide a brief update about COVID-19 vaccinations in our area.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/24/2021

The City of Gainesville Social Justice Mural Project has earned a 2021 Cultural Diversity Award from the National League of Cities. The project placed second in the award’s 50,000-200,000 population category.

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