Of seven City Commission candidates, only one was endorsed by the African American Accountability Alliance.
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Dance Alive National Ballet will perform “Robin Hood” this weekend at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, giving Gainesville residents a chance to experience English folklore’s most famous outlaw firsthand.
Six board members from Gainesville Citizens for Active Transportation voted to endorse Helen Warren and Harvey Ward on Monday after six candidates for City Commission pledged to help make city streets safer.
A Newberry city commissioner is under fire after he shared a meme on his personal Facebook page mocking the women’s marches that took place across the country Saturday.
During the rescheduled joint Student Senate and Gainesville City Commission meeting Tuesday, senators asked commissioners how they can improve bicycle safety in the city.
Alachua County commissioners on Monday requested a meeting with the city of Gainesville to discuss updates to UF’s Strategic Development Plan, which aims to renovate the university and areas surrounding the campus.
After more than an hour of discussion Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously voted in favor of sending a letter to the state, voicing concerns about high nitrate levels in West Alachua County wells.
Editor’s Note: Donald Shepherd, Gainesville’s third mayoral candidate, declined an interview with the Alligator.
Gainesville became Florida’s first city to granted the title of a “Welcoming City” on Thursday.
Gainesville City Commission and mayoral candidates got the 2016 city elections underway Monday night at a forum in which they discussed diversity, same-sex marriage and local issues.
About 32 members of the Alachua County Labor Coalition rallied at City Hall on Thursday to demand an ordinance raising the minimum wage to nearly $15 an hour for city employees over the next five years.
The qualifying period for Spring 2016 Gainesville District 4 Commission and mayoral Elections ended over Winter Break, finalizing the candidates running for office. For mayor, incumbent Ed Braddy is up against former city commissioner Lauren Poe and Gainesville resident Donald Shepherd Sr. Running for District 4 City Commissioner are Gainesville residents Jim Konish and Adrian Hayes-Santos. Current District 4 Commissioner Randy Wells is finishing his term limit. Voting takes place March 15 during the Presidential Preference Primary & City of Gainesville Election. Here are the candidates’ platforms:
Landlord and politically active Gainesville resident Jim Konish said he is filing for District 4 Commissioner today, just a few months ahead of city elections.
Gainesville City Commissioners welcomed medical marijuana dispensaries, heard the resignation of the city manager and approved the creation of a utility advisory board during Thursday’s City Commission meeting.
Synthetic drugs such as spice started to appear in Gainesville years ago, and now a deadly substance called flakka is making its way into the community.