Tag Archives: Downtown Gainesville

Business Property Owners Object To Removing Public Parking

A group of residential and business property owners are objecting to Collier Companies’ proposal for a license agreement giving them exclusive use of city parking lot #2. The owners, situated in the Pleasant Street Historic District, cite issues with parking, lack of fair policy and transparency, and putting private gain above public benefit as reasons to object to the city of Gainesville leasing lot #2 to Collier Companies.

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Gainesville Resident Fights To Protect Free Speech

James Thompson, a Gainesville citizen, has been working to update the city's free speech laws since a contested event at Artwalk. Due to his work, procedures have been changed, but laws have not. Thompson initially planned to wait to push the issue, but thinks with the increase in demonstrations, Gainesville must clarify its position now. 

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