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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/10/2019

Gainesville residents are invited to attend a meet and greet with finalists for Gainesville’s city auditor position. The session is set for Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the GPD Hall of Heroes, 525 NW Eighth Ave. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/9/2019

The City of Gainesville receives State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program funds from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC). The purpose of the funding is to provide affordable housing assistance to Gainesville households earning very low-, low- and moderate-incomes.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/5/2019

Join the City of Gainesville for the Housing Discussion Series, hosted by the Housing & Community Development Division (HCD). The series intends to bring awareness to the nationwide housing crisis and engage our community in efforts to tackle housing challenges specific to the City of Gainesville. Through this series, residents and stakeholders will learn about high impact strategies that support housing that is affordable, and the public will have an opportunity to provide input on the city's housing needs.

On Saturday, Dec. 7, the City of Gainesville is hosting its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at the Historic Thomas Center (302 NE Sixth Ave.). At 6 p.m., attendees will gather in the Spanish Court to view the giant tree and call for it to be lit. After the tree lighting the free program runs until 8 p.m., and light refreshments will be served.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/26/2019

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, city offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/22/2019

City of Gainesville candidate qualifying for the District 2 Commissioner, District 3 Commissioner and At-Large Commissioner positions is earlier this year so the elections will coincide with the presidential primary. Qualifying dates are Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 at 12 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 at 12 p.m. 

Seats up for Election
 
Gainesville Commission – At-Large
Term of Office – 4.5 Years
Qualifying Fee - $343.24 (undue burden available)
 
The At-Large Commissioner is elected by the electors of the City of Gainesville to serve a 4.5-year term. Each candidate for this seat must be a qualified voter who is a resident of the City for a period of not less than six months prior to the date the person qualifies to run for office. The person elected to this seat shall continuously reside in Gainesville city limits during the term of office. The last dates to have moved into the City of Gainesville to meet the residency requirement for the 2020 election would be between June 3, 2019 and June 7, 2019, depending on which day the candidate qualifies in 2020.
 
Gainesville City Commission – District 2
Term of Office – 2.5 Years
Qualifying Fee - $343.24 (undue burden available)
Gainesville City Commission – District 3
Term of Office – 2.5 Years
Qualifying Fee - $343.24 (undue burden available)

The District 2 and District 3 Commissioners are elected by the electors of the City of Gainesville residing in Districts 2 and 3 respectively. The elected candidates will be elected to serve a 2.5-year term. Each candidate for a district seat must be a qualified voter who is a resident of the district in which they seek to be elected for a period of not less than six months prior to the date they qualify to run for office. The person elected as a district Commissioner shall continuously reside in that same city district during the term of office. The last dates to have moved into the City of Gainesville to meet the residency requirement for the 2020 election would be between June 3, 2019 and June 7, 2019, depending on which day the candidate qualifies in 2020.
 
The current list of candidates seeking election may be found on our City of Gainesville Election Page (on the “what’s on the ballot” link).
 
Anyone interested in qualifying or needing further information, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 352-334-5015.
 
For voter registration related questions, please visit our website at VoteAlachua.com or contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at 352-374-5252.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/22/2019

The City of Gainesville is pleased to announce that amendments to an agreement with the International Association of Fire Fighters was ratified earlier this afternoon — extending an existing agreement through the next two fiscal years.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/14/2019

The City of Gainesville and the University of Florida were awarded a joint $2 million grant in April through the National Science Foundation’s Smart and Connected Communities Program. Now, the city and UF researchers have begun their groundbreaking work to improve roadway safety.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/14/2019
Community 12TV will be temporarily off the air for upgrades that will enhance your viewing experience. It will return Wednesday, Nov. 20.

The soulful sound of blues will usher in the Downtown Festival & Art Show weekend Friday, Nov. 15 with a free Downtown Blues Concert on the Bo Diddley Plaza from 7-11 p.m. The North Central Florida Blues Society is pleased to announce an evening under the stars featuring three incredible blues performances. 

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