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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
10/31/2017

The City of Gainesville is now one of five new cities to participate in the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “What Works Cities” initiative – one of the largest philanthropic efforts to enhance the use of data and evidence in the public sector.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/26/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department 352walls/Gainesville Urban Art Initiative, in collaboration with Santa Fe College’s Department of Fine Arts, will host acclaimed urban artist Maser from Sunday, Nov. 12-Monday, Nov. 20 at their Northwest Campus, located at 3000 NW 83rd St.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/26/2017

City of Gainesville officials anticipate that severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, will occur Sunday, Oct. 29-Monday, Oct. 30. 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.

Gainesville will transform into a masterful blend of art, music and entertainment during the 36th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show, one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine arts festivals. Presented by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA), the festival draws a crowd of 90,000 visitors each year. On Saturday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors can meet the exhibiting artists, enjoy live music and sample international cuisine.

The soulful sound of blues will usher in the Downtown Festival & Art Show weekend Friday, Nov. 10 with a free Downtown Blues Concert on the Bo Diddley Plaza from 7-10 p.m. The North Central Florida Blues Society is pleased to announce an evening under the stars featuring three incredible blues performances.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/25/2017

City of Gainesville officials anticipate that severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, will occur Wednesday, Oct. 25. 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
10/24/2017

The City of Gainesville, the Gainesville Housing Authority and the Alachua County Housing Authority have collaborated to work through the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH), a United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirement under the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule. The AFH is required of all communities and states that receive federal funding, as well as all public housing authorities. Pursuant to 24 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Part 5.154, the AFH includes an analysis of fair housing data, an assessment of fair housing issues and contributing factors, and an identification of fair housing priorities and goals specific to the Alachua County region. Fair housing issues include segregation, racially or ethnically concentrated areas of poverty, disparities in access to opportunity for protected classes, and disproportionate housing needs for any protected class within the region.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/24/2017

The City of Gainesville is celebrating Florida City Government Week, October 23-29, 2017. For the 12th consecutive year, the City of Gainesville Communications Office is teaming with the School Board of Alachua County by inviting a group of fifth grade students to visit City Hall Tuesday, Oct. 24 where they will learn about city government.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/18/2017

A representative of National Policy Institute (NPI) is scheduled to speak at the University of Florida’s (UF) Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. To assist law enforcement with ensuring public safety in the downtown Gainesville business district, the Bo Diddley Plaza will close to the public immediately following the Union Street Famer’s Market event scheduled from 4–7 p.m. this evening (Wednesday, Oct. 18).

Work crews will install construction fencing around the plaza perimeter on Wednesday evening, and the facility will reopen for regular operating hours  Friday, Oct. 20. City Hall Plaza will remain open to the public while Bo Diddley Community Plaza is closed. 
 
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