Local Gainesville artist Jesus Martinez traces over a projection picture of Tom Petty as he begins his mural on Feb. 27. (WUFT News)

Gainesville City Commissioners To Discuss Options For Honoring Tom Petty


Gainesville city commissioners, meeting as the city general policy committee, today will discuss ways the city can honor the late Tom Petty.

Petty was a Gainesville native and died last year at the age of 66.  Because of his impact on music the city commissioned a public survey for suggestions on what to do.

Among the top suggestions: Renaming a park or city street or hosting some type of annual music event in his honor. Commissioners will give some direction at today’s meeting which starts at 1 p.m. at City Hall.

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