Metro | City and County Commission
On Thursday, Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe and the City Commission discussed a possible community ID program that could provide the homeless, ex-prisoners, immigrants and refugees in the Gainesville community with a valid alternative to state IDs.
Debbie Boada is a lucky woman.
The City of Gainesville joined 10 other Florida cities in a lawsuit challenging portions of the state statute restricting local regulation of guns.
Heavy rain didn’t stop candidates for City Commission from last-minute campaigning efforts to secure votes before Tuesday’s election.
Gainesville Regional Transit System bus drivers showed up unexpectedly to the Gainesville City Commission meeting Thursday to speak about their concerns with insufficient wages, being overworked and not being respected.
Laura Uribe won’t forget her high school sister’s text about the rumor of a school shooter in May.
City and county officials will meet Monday to decide the future of Gainesville’s redevelopment agency.
Three black women will challenge two incumbents in the City of Gainesville regular election in March. Five candidates have qualiﬁed for the March 20 election, and for the ﬁrst time in about two decades, all of the challengers are black women, according to city records.
The City Commission decided Thursday it will not charge UF for the more than $224,000 in public security costs for the Richard Spencer event on campus.
About 20 people stood for about two hours in the Gainesville City Hall building on Thursday for the opportunity to stand up for what they believe.
UF Health Shands Hospital unveiled a new private room for sexual assault survivors Wednesday.
Three days after attending the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Geoffrey Grooms was fired.
The City of Gainesville may be growing in the near future and offer emergency fire services to more people.
At a rescheduled town hall featuring a scheduled Q&A with UF administrators, no administrators attended.
With only the noise of cicadas chirping in the air, more than 300 people stood together, heads down, in silence.
Gainesville city officials hope that in the future citizens will be able to cast votes for city commissioners in late summer instead of spring.
For months, the general manager of Gainesville Regional Utilities has told residents that by purchasing a $750 million biomass plant, the city could drive down utility rates by about 10 percent.