The Alachua County Commission voted 4-1 to reject a proposal seeking to turn the now-defunct West End Golf Club into a residential area with a maximum of 70 units. Only Commissioner Raemi Eagle-Glenn voted in dissent.
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The meeting was originally slated for Sept. 20 before getting delayed to Wednesday. It’s now scheduled for Nov. 15 — almost two full months before it was originally scheduled — according to the city’s agenda.
The city of Gainesville won its first victory in what’s expected to be a prolonged battle against Florida’s anti-riot law championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Gainesville city commissioners voted Thursday to implement the new budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30, 2023. Some major changes include increased funding to improve transit methods across the city and decreased funding for the city’s publicly owned utility branch, Gainesville Regional Utilities.
The Gainesville City Commission voted 4-3 Sept. 15 to turn the lot on the corner of Southwest Second Avenue and Southwest 10th Street into a 12-story housing complex and standalone five-story building. The proposal was made by real estate firm CA Ventures.
As Gainesville residents anticipate the runoff mayoral race in November, the aftermath of the city’s elimination of exclusionary zoning is heavy on their minds.
Eugene Garvin filed a lawsuit Sept. 8 against Alachua County Commissioner Marihelen Wheeler, accusing her of not residing within District 2 during her Aug. 23 election against Democratic opponent Charlie Jackson.
Gainesville single-family zoning elimination faces pushback from Florida Department of Economic OpportunityBy Aidan Bush | Sep. 9
The department's letter argued creating additional units would only serve the city's renters, which primarily consists of UF students, not the majority of residents.
Gainesville’s contentious single-family zoning elimination faces opposition again — this time from members of the Alachua County Commission.
Gainesville will be the first city in Florida to eliminate exclusionary zoning after a 4-3 vote Thursday. Hundreds of residents crammed into City Hall, for the meeting, which the city scheduled to finish at 10 p.m. Going nearly two hours over the allotted time, the vote finally came shortly before midnight.
Gainesville residents attend the Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church Wednesday to voice concerns about the city’s plan to eliminate exclusionary zoning.
Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Raemi Eagle-Glenn Thursday to fill the District 1 seat, which she lost by about 62% to former commissioner Mary Alford in 2020.
The unanimous vote paves the way for the commission to later understand the approximate expenditure, revenue, economic impact and traffic impact for a sports complex on Eighth Avenue and Waldo Road.
Gainesville City Commission’s Thursday meeting was canceled due to a COVID-19 outbreak among officials.
County Commissioner Mary Alford plans to resign after a May 13 Gainesville Sun investigation found her in violation of residency requirements.
Twenty-one days after city commissioners voted 6-0 to demolish and replace the historic Thelma A. Boltin Center, Mayor Lauren Poe deemed “People Saving Places” as Gainesville’s theme for National Preservation Month 2022. Residents are confused with the conflicting decisions.
A proposed sports complex in East Gainesville has reignited a fiery decades-long political debate on how to spur economic activity in the area.
City Commissioners voted 4-3 Thursday to repeal the open container policy which allowed individuals to drink and carry alcoholic beverages on public property and authorized businesses to serve alcohol in public, outdoor spaces..