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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Metro | City and County Commission


City cancels commission meeting after non-criminal threat, city clerk retracts resignation

After a heated Monday commission meeting Gainesville activist Chanae Jackson made a Facebook post threatening City Commissioner Reina Saco, Gainesville Police Department spokesperson Graham Glover said. City manager Lee Feldman asked GPD to investigate the post, but the comments were not criminal threats.  There are no criminal charges pending, Glover said, so it was a city decision to cancel the meeting. 


Collard greens, strawberries and onions: Alachua County debuts plant program

 The Alachua County Commission announced its Plant of the Month Program Sept. 1 in a county newsletter. It aims to bring community members together and encourage county residents to grow their own food for their benefit.  Alachua County Commissioner Mary Alford partnered with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Working Food, a local nonprofit, to plan her idea. 

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