Editor’s Note: Donald Shepherd, Gainesville’s third mayoral candidate, declined an interview with the Alligator.
Metro | City and County Commission
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.
Julius Long, son of former County Commissioner Rodney Long, charged with promoting nudity in an alcohol establishmentBy GRAHAM HALL | June 25, 2015
The State Attorney’s office has reportedly agreed to defer prosecution in consolidated cases involving Julius Long, the son of former County Commissioner Rodney Long.
Harvey M. Budd and Charles Edward Goston Sr. emerged victorious in the City Commission runoff election Tuesday night.
Tuesday is the last day to vote in the City of Gainesville runoff election.
The City Commission took a step forward Thursday in the Gainesville Regional Utilities governance issue.
A bill aiming to change the Gainesville Regional Utilities governing structure passed through its second Florida House subcommittee Tuesday.
While turnout was low for Tuesday night’s Gainesville City Commission elections, voters have another chance to cast their ballots during two run-off elections next month.
When he was flying in helicopters over the dense, dark jungle of Vietnam for the U.S. Army, Charles Goston learned he cannot wait for truth.
Yvonne Hinson-Rawls loves to stand at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park and admire the beauty of the land in her district.