Tag Archives: Alachua County

New lawsuit seeks to block DeSantis’ appointments to control city’s utility

Members of Gainesville Resident United Inc. filed a lawsuit Monday against Gov. Ron DeSantis for his appointees to the Gainesville Regional Utilities Authority board. On Monday, Gainesville Resident United, Inc. board members Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson and Jeffery Shapiro filed a petition for writ of quo warrant in the circuit court …

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From heat-tolerant cattle to racial inequality, Gainesville leaders search for solutions at climate change summit

While climate change is a global challenge, Alachua County residents also have a role to play. About 70 people spent part of their weekend at a Gainesville church to talk about climate threats and responses, with recent extreme weather events like Hurricane Idalia fresh on their minds. Jacqueline Patterson, longtime …

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