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The Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department adopted its 352ArtsRoadmap Cultural Plan on Thursday. The 10-year plan aims to enhance and promote the city’s arts community through an arts council and website.
The relocation of the Union Street Farmers Market downtown location has brought changes for vendors. Charlie Lybrand, owner of Land of Flowers Farms and director of the market, said his business has decreased 50 percent since the move. Others saw increases.
After learning about the Bo Diddley Community Plaza redevelopment efforts come early 2015, local Gainesville market vendors are raising concern about the possibility of being relocated to a different area.
Gainesville taxi business owners and drivers are concerned with the lack of regulations regarding Uber ride-sharing service since its arrival in late August. The decision on whether to impose regulations on Uber will ultimately be left up to the city commission.