Alachua County Commissioner Rodney Long announced his retirement yesterday almost a year earlier than expected. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy reports on how this could change the political make up of the Commission.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SMLongwrap.mp3]
Gainesville Doesn’t Meet Criteria To Be Certified As ‘Welcoming City’ To Immigrants. Two Proposals Could Help Change That.
In December of 2016, Mayor Lauren Poe proclaimed Gainesville a "Welcoming City" — Florida's first. But when criteria was developed the next year for cities to become certified as welcoming, local immigration advocates discovered the city was far from meeting them.