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The City of Gainesville’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) is holding a public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. to discuss proposed recommendations to the City Commission regarding strategies and incentives to reduce the impacts of city regulations and policies on the cost of housing. The hearing is in room 201 of Thomas Center “B,” which is located at 306 NE Sixth Ave.  Information about the proposed Incentives and Recommendations Report (IRR) will be presented, and the committee seeks to get feedback from residents concerning the proposed IRR.

The City of Gainesville presents Gumbo Limbo Cajun Band at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series Friday, Oct. 4 at Bo Diddley Plaza.

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The City of Gainesville is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Feldman to the position of Gainesville City Manager. Feldman succeeds former City Manager Anthony Lyons in the position, who resigned in December 2018.

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The Gainesville City Commission is selecting the city’s new city manager this week. The City Commission narrowed the field to five candidates who have been invited for in-person interviews. Interviews with the full City Commission are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 26 beginning at 1 p.m. in the City Hall Auditorium, which is located on the first floor of 200 E. University Ave. The public is invited to observe the interviews in the auditorium. The interviews will not air live on Community 12TV; however, they will be available on our website the evening of Sept. 26. Individual interviews between the candidates and each commissioner will occur earlier in the week. The five finalists and their interview schedule are:

The City of Gainesville’s “Free Fridays” Concert Series and the Gainesville Latino Film Festival (GLFF) have partnered to bring the Gainesville community an incredible Latin night with “el maestro de la salsa” Gilberto de Paz and Tropix Friday, Sept. 27 from 8-10 p.m.

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Gainesville residents are invited to attend a meet and greet with finalists for Gainesville’s city manager position. The session is set for 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25 in the Gainesville Regional Utilities Multipurpose Room, 301 SE Fourth Ave. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided.

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department are hosting The Beatles tribute band, The Impostors, at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series Friday, Sept. 20.

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The City of Gainesville Public Recreation and Parks Board received a written request from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. requesting that Tumblin Creek Park, located at 600 SW Depot Ave., be renamed in recognition of Ms. Cora Roberson. The board will host a formal public hearing and discussion at its next regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the Thomas Center Building A, Room 105, 302 NE Sixth Ave. The advisory board may then take action regarding the request during a subsequent meeting. Policy requires that the city issue public notice of any renaming request. Residents are encouraged to attend the public meeting and participate in the naming process.

Morningbell is Gainesville's own melodic, multi-layered, psychedelic rock quartet. The band has rooted themselves as a well-established tradition in the Florida music scene and beyond. They return to “Free Fridays” at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville Friday, Sept. 13 from 8-10 p.m. Morningbell has been critically-acclaimed and featured at Bonnaroo, MTV's The Real World Sydney, Blender Magazine, Pitchfork Media, The Washington Post and Americana UK.

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Wild Spaces & Public Places program invite you to participate in a community meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed design for the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center, located at 1701 NE Eighth Ave.

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