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Citizen Involvement

The City of Gainesville believes in the importance of involving our citizens in decisions and keeping our citizens informed. Some of the ways you can become more informed and involved in your City is through reading City publications and visiting City Web sites, watching Community12, your local government television channel, enrolling in our Citizens' Academy and through serving on a citizen advisory board or committee.

Stay Informed
You can stay informed of the latest City news and events through viewing and subscribing to Municipal Minutes, the City of Gainesville monthly e-newsletter by clicking here. Sign up online and receive it every month in your inbox. You can also find a host of information on your City's Web site at, such as the current agendas and minutes of the City Commission, press releases (which you can also subscribe to receive in your inbox) and more. The City's Web site is currently in the process of being redesigned: look for an improved Web site in 2008!

Another way to stay informed is through watching Community12, your local government channel on Cox Cable Channel 12 or via live webstreaming at You can also view archived meetings and programs on the City's Web site. Through programs such as The City Show, Partners and City NewsLine, you can stay on the pulse of what is happening here in your City. The program schedule can be viewed online by clicking here.

Finally, a new way to become more informed about your City government is through enrolling in Gainesville 101: the City of Gainesville's Citizens' Academy. The Citizens' Academy is a series of free sessions that give citizens a behind the scenes look at their City government. Times and dates for the next session will be announced soon for Spring 2008, and you can sign up in advance online.