Tag Archives: Gainesville City Commission

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By on March 14th, 2013 | Last updated: March 15, 2013 at 1:48 pm

BP oil spill gulf coast restoration – Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council held its final public hearings session regarding the 2010 BP oil spill at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg Wednesday. The council is responsible for [...]

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District 4 Candidate Profile: Randy Wells

By on February 28th, 2013 | Last updated: March 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Randy Wells is focused on improving the quality of life and enforcing city policies and codes if he’s re-elected. Wells, 45, is seeking re-election as District 4 City Commissioner. He is currently the chair of the Equal Opportunity Committee and [...]

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District 4 Candidate Profile: Mac McEachern

By on February 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Mac McEachern, 81, is running for city commission again, after serving on city commission and as mayor in the 1980s.

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District 4 Candidate Profile: Alfredo Espinosa

By on February 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Alfredo Espinosa, a 21-year-old junior building construction major at the University of Florida, is focusing on more than just mid-terms this semester. Espinosa is a candidate for a seat on the District 4 City Commission. The Delta Tau Delta Fraternity [...]

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Gainesville City Commission moves to keep GRU under city control

By on November 16th, 2012 | Last updated: November 16, 2012 at 6:47 pm

By Ben Bornstein — WUFT-FM The Gainesville City Commission made it clear at its Thursday meeting that it doesn’t want the local utility to fall under state legislative control. City commissioners voted in favor of keeping GRU under the current management, rather than have it controlled [...]

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Drivers still speeding on Gainesville’s NW 31st Drive

By on November 15th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

The Gainesville City Commission and people who live along part of NW 31st Drive are still trying to solve the problem of drivers speeding through the neighborhood.

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Decision to remove transit tax from ballot gets mixed reactions

By on May 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:10 am

A transit sales tax will no longer be on the ballot for Alachua County voters this fall. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez reports on the Alachua County Commission’s decision and how Gainesville city commissioners are taking the news.

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Gainesville City Commissioner Poe outlines his goals

By on May 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

Having just been sworn into office Thursday, District 1 Gainesville City Commissioner Lauren Poe looks to bring the community together. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman spoke with him about what he looks to accomplish.

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Rodney Long to retire

By on June 13th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:58 am

Alachua County Commissioner Rodney Long says he won’t be seeking re-election to the seat he’s held for three terms. Long was first elected to the county commission in 2000. Before that he served two terms on the Gainesville City Commission. [...]

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