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In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, city offices will be closed Monday, May 30.

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The City of Gainesville launches its second annual Journey to Juneteenth series of events beginning with a flag-raising ceremony Friday where Mayor Pro-tem Reina Saco will proclaim Florida Emancipation Day throughout the city.

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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.

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The use of a national energy-efficiency rating system during inspections required by the City of Gainesville’s new Residential Rental Housing Ordinance has earned recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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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.

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The City of Gainesville and community partners invite all neighbors to three affordable housing workshops in May that are designed to generate discussion and feedback about strategies to improve affordable housing in the community. 

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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:
  • increasing overnight security patrol throughout the facility Thursdays through Sundays from 7 p.m.-5 a.m.
  • expanding the camera system throughout the facility
  • upgrading the lighting system throughout the facility
Also effective Thursday, May 5, 2022, we will limit access to the Southwest Parking Garage from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Thursdays through Sundays.
  •  The entryway on SW 2nd Street will be closed during these hours.
  •  The entryway on SW 3rd Street will remain open during these hours only to patrons with parking garage permits, and access will be verified by security guards.
Outside these hours, patrons with parking garage permits retain 24/7 access to the facility via entryways on SW 2nd Street and SW 3rd Street. (Additional information about permits can be found online.)
It is our hope these changes will help prevent future tragedies as we work to ensure the safety and security of all neighbors.

– Cynthia W. Curry, Gainesville interim City Manager
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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.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990 FEMA is required to consider alternatives to and to provide public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority or low-income populations.

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.

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At its April 21 meeting, the Gainesville City Commission awarded $6,981,322 in American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) funds to support 36 area nonprofit organizations and the many programs, activities and services that benefit the Gainesville community.

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