Local Gainesville artist Jesus Martinez traces over a projection picture of Tom Petty as he begins his mural on Feb. 27. (WUFT News)
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Gainesville City Commissioners To Discuss Options For Honoring Tom Petty

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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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