At the Thursday night City Commission runoff candidate forum, a debate about city issues was partially clouded by sharp comments from each candidate about her opponent.
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The Gainesville City Commission voted Thursday night to approve a recommendation that would prohibit minors in establishments that serve alcohol. It also heard a final report about changing the city’s bus transportation system.
There is a bill expected to pass in the state legislature changing residency requirements for elected officials and candidates for elected office. The bill seeks to stop candidates who do not live in the district they hope to represent from running. This bill will include municipal and county offices.
The ‘I Voted’ stickers have long been collected, Turlington is no longer a flier danger zone, and Swamp Party shirts only make appearances at the gym. You probably thought election season was over. Think again: Student Government politics may be paused for now, but the city’s are just heating up.
Craig Carter wants to get down to business. That’s one of the reasons he’s running in Tuesday’s election for Gainesville City Commission District 3.
Even though she grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville will always be her home.
To Helen K. Warren, holding political office is a lot like buying a house. To make the buyers happy, a realtor has to listen to what clients need, find solutions to problems that arise and negotiate a compromise.
Mark Venzke has turned his energy to utilities reform.
If there is money going into or coming from the City Commission, Donald Shepherd Sr. wants to understand how and why each cent is allocated.
Annie Orlando sat in her office holding a purple tote bag advertising her City Commission At-Large Seat 2 campaign screenprinted on the front.
The first vote Sheryl Eddie’s youngest daughter casts will be for her mom. At least, Eddie hopes so.
Three years ago, Todd Chase ran for City Commission because of his mother. A retiree living on a fixed income, Chase’s mother felt the bite of Gainesville’s fire assessment fee, which was adopted by the commission in 2010 to plug a hole in the budget.
Win or lose, District 2 candidate and former UF Faculty Senate chairwoman Cheri Brodeur will soon say goodbye to the university. She plans to retire in 2015.
Barbara Ruth says she’s no longer campaigning for a City Commission seat.
A possible new location for the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections office was one of the topics deliberated at the County Commission meeting Tuesday.
Mayor Ed Braddy wants to get students more involved in the City of Gainesville with a revamped internship program.
In a City Commission candidate forum Monday night, nine out of the 10 commission candidates answered questions about transportation issues and expressed support for a public transportation surtax.
A former UF Faculty Senate chair is running for a District 2 Commission seat, but Cheri Brodeur isn’t asking for any campaign donations. She said her conscientious, original problem-solving style is what the City Commission needs.
A state ban on Internet cafes last year created confusion for local law enforcement about how to dismantle the businesses, but the City Commission is trying to remedy that.
The Alachua County Commission will vote Tuesday to accept or deny a $2 million grant awarded to Alachua County Fire Rescue.