The City of Gainesville’s vision for housing is a city where renters and owners, at every income and ability level, stage of life, race and ethnicity, have access to safe and affordable housing now and into the future.
One Nation One Project (ONOP) is a national initiative, and Gainesville and 17 other U.S. cities have been selected to take part. The goal of One Nation One Project is to use the creative potential of arts and culture in Gainesville to promote community healing and well-being in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Black History Month is a month-long celebration of the achievements and cultural recognition of African Americans in the United States. During the 1800s to the 20th Century, African American have made significant contributions to Black life from the early days of the abolitionist movements, the reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights movement.
On Nov. 8, Alachua County will vote on the extension of the Wild Spaces & Public Places sales surtax. The upcoming ballot initiative allows a 1% sales tax to be levied for ten years through 2032. 50% of the surtax revenue will be dedicated to Wild Spaces & Public Places projects and 50% of the surtax will be dedicated to roads, public facilities and affordable housing.
The City of Gainesville’s month-long "Journey to Juneteenth" celebration, from Florida Emancipation Day (May 20) through the widely recognized Juneteenth holiday (June 19), honors the long and turbulent journey to freedom while staying true to our history of Florida Emancipation on May 20.
ThriveGNV utilizes dashboards to track data related to policy goals. The dashboards will be used to regularly report important numbers to the community.
The Gainesville Police Department’s NeighborhoodPolicing Initiative, launched last year, trains officers andneighbors, together in the areas of community problemsolving and policing.
Gainesville's has a renewed effort to examine the city’s budget and create changes that will make Gainesville stronger. This approach was already in place before a visit to Tallahassee in February 2023, where city leaders answered questions from the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee (JLAC).
For the Gainesville City Commission, traffic safety is a top priority and staff is taking efforts to reverse the upward trend in traffic accidents.
Effective October 1st, 2023, Gainesville Regional Utilities will operate under the management of a new board appointed by the Florida Governor. For more information on how this will effect GRU customers, see their FAQ.