The limit on the number of meals served at St. Francis House in downtown Gainesville has been a point of contention for years. Right now, an ordinance limits the amount of meals volunteers at St. Francis House can serve to 130 meals per day, but a petition from St. Francis House moved to change the limit of meals to a three hour window of time during which meals can be served. Earlier Wednesday, Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe issued a statement supporting this idea. WUFT-FM’s Joe Lancos spoke with Sean Larson of the Coalition to End the Meal Limit Now about the mayor’s decision.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Larson QandA.mp3]
University of Florida President Kent Fuchs announced his support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals following the Trump administration's Tuesday announcement to end the program. “The DACA program and our 'Dreamers' add significantly to our university’s excellence in education, research and the economic impact the university has on our state," Fuchs said in a statement.