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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
5/7/2021

Neighbors are invited to attend the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee meeting Tuesday, May 11 at 6 p.m. via Zoom and provide feedback on the City of Gainesville’s plans, regulations, policies and procedures that impact the cost of housing and the availability of affordable housing in Gainesville. Meeting documents are available on the City of Gainesville website. Recommendations will be drafted into a report that is required annually by the state in order to receive State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program funds. The report is expected be presented to the Gainesville City Commission later this fall.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
5/4/2021

The swearing in of newly reelected incumbent Gainesville City Commissioner Gail Johnson and Commissioner-elect Desmon Duncan-Walker is scheduled at 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 6 on the steps of City Hall (200 E. University Ave.).

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
5/4/2021

The Gainesville Arts & Parks (GAP) Foundation has scheduled the 2021 GAP Charity Golf Scramble this Saturday, May 8 at the City of Gainesville’s Ironwood Golf Course. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the city’s summer camp program through scholarships for area youth. Proceeds from previous years’ events have funded 1,288 weeks of summer camp for Gainesville youth.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/29/2021

The City of Gainesville, Madres Sin Fronteras and a network of local advocacy organizations are hosting a Day of the Immigrant event to celebrate diversity and build community among neighbors of all backgrounds and ethnicities.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/29/2021

As part of the Nature Operation Division’s routine land management practices, a prescribed burn is scheduled for today, weather and site conditions permitting, at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave., beginning at 10 a.m. and ending before 5 p.m. This is an ecological fuel reduction burn, which will be conducted with support from the Florida Forest Service. All public access to the park and living history farm will be prohibited during the burn.

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.

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