Seth Johnson

News

Gainesville adds security layer to city commission meetings 

Jul 19, 2024
Metal detector and flow of traffic started Thursday. 
Government + Politics

Gainesville passes tax rate ceiling, votes 4-3 on single-family zoning changes

Jul 19, 2024
Millage rate will not increase in coming fiscal year.
News

Gainesville’s Akwaaba Freedom School celebrates national award  

Jul 18, 2024
6-week summer school focuses on literacy.
Elections

Trump VP pick prompts surge in Gainesville library, bookstore activity 

Jul 17, 2024
“Hillbilly Elegy” brought back to bookshelf prominence.
Government + Politics

Alachua County seeks to better Newnans Lake after unsolicited proposal 

Jul 16, 2024
County tasked to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus in lake.
News

Houchen resigns as Alachua County equity, community engagement manager  

Jul 16, 2024
County equity plan developed under Houchen.
Government + Politics

Alachua County Republican, Democrat leaders decry political violence 

Jul 15, 2024
Joint press conference held Sunday.
Elections

Meet the candidates: Gainesville City Commission

Jul 10, 2024
Two seats contested, one unopposed. 
Government + Politics

18-month timeline of the struggle for Gainesville Regional Utilities

Jul 5, 2024
Laws, ordinances and lawsuits wielded to control GRU.
Local News

Alachua County homeless survey shows drop from 2023 

Jul 3, 2024
Numbers remain higher than 2022.
Government + Politics

Florida amends PACE program as cases continue at state Supreme Court 

Jul 2, 2024
New law began on July 1.
News

Gainesville’s CWA union ‘fighting to survive’ with looming August deadline 

Jul 1, 2024
Unions across Florida struggling after new 2023 law.
Government + Politics

High Springs votes 3-2 on November referendum about city charter

Jun 28, 2024
Four questions moved forward and four delayed.
News

Family sues Ginnie Springs over deadly Memorial Day weekend shooting

Jun 27, 2024
Lawsuit claims negligence to provide safe environment.
Government + Politics

GRU Authority votes to keep rates flat, make Bielarski permanent GM

Jun 26, 2024
Members also confirm $8.5 million transfer to city. 
Government + Politics

Alachua County votes on Hawthorne codes, expanded language access 

Jun 25, 2024
Commissioners OK phase 2 for language access policy.
Elections

School rezoning, GRU issues crop up at League of Women Voters candidate forum 

Jun 24, 2024
Primary election scheduled for Aug. 20.
Government + Politics

Chestnut reflects on priorities heading into second term 

Jun 21, 2024
List includes economic development, homelessness.
Government + Politics

Bielarski fires 2 top GRU officials, reassigns third

Jun 20, 2024
Sustainability office has also been reorganized.
Government + Politics

Gainesville commission finalizes housing code change, approves loan

Jun 20, 2024
Loan will go to affordable housing project.
Government + Politics

GRU Authority asks Barton to keep referendum off ballot

Jun 19, 2024
City Commission passed the referendum on Tuesday.
Local News

High Springs selects new public works director

Jun 19, 2024
Kytle has worked in the city for seven years.
Government + Politics

Hawthorne keeps Randall as mayor, approves equipment purchase

Jun 19, 2024
Commission OKs repainting at Little Orange Creek.
News

Gainesville finalizes ballot question, reviews in-house IT options

Jun 18, 2024
Gainesville staff also voices their perspective on utility revenues.
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