Seth Johnson

Government + Politics

GRU, local solar companies disagree on net metering change for solar 

Apr 19, 2024
GRU changed the rate that home solar receives.
Government + Politics

Gainesville City Commission OKs ballot language draft

Apr 18, 2024
Two votes scheduled for May.
Government + Politics

GRU Authority finalizes vote on net metering amid pushback

Apr 17, 2024
Authority OKs new metering opt out.
News

New lead agency selected to coordinate North Florida homelessness   

Apr 17, 2024
Nonprofits risked losing funds without lead agency.
Government + Politics

GRU plans rate change for rooftop solar payments

Apr 16, 2024
Utilities push away from net metering at full retail rate.
News

Chabad UF hosts freed Gaza hostage as Passover nears 

Apr 15, 2024
Judith Raanan and her daughter were the first hostages released in October.
Business

Gainesville airport adds second daily Dallas flight for the summer 

Apr 15, 2024
American Airlines plans the addition for June and July.
Government + Politics

From private company to city transit: RTS celebrates 50 years

Apr 12, 2024
RTS has driven 202 million passengers in last 25 years.
Government + Politics

High Springs moves to codify Sunday alcohol exception with special permit 

Apr 12, 2024
Residents packed City Hall to speak on the Sunday exception.
Government + Politics

UF, Gainesville back to negotiating table over RTS services

Apr 11, 2024
UF sends letter after city press conference.
News

UF program breeds, improves pine trees over decades 

Apr 11, 2024
Joint program impacts pine growing across the Southeast.
Government + Politics

Alachua County moves public notices to website 

Apr 9, 2024
Public notices no longer appear in Gainesville Sun, state website.
Government + Politics

Alachua County plans redo of 2022 single-member districts vote

Apr 9, 2024
Commissioners approved starting a new ballot measure.
Government + Politics

UF proposes 25% cut to Gainesville transit budget, city rebuffs plan 

Apr 9, 2024
Current contract ends in June.
News

Downtown churches start coordinating homeless outreach with focus on hunger

Apr 8, 2024
Multiple downtown churches began meeting in January.
News

Palms Medical Group opens new, larger High Springs location  

Apr 5, 2024
Former Fellowship Baptist Church bought in 2023 for project.
Government + Politics

Gainesville OKs security upgrades, uses dwindling ConnectFree funds 

Apr 4, 2024
Commission starts zero-emission transition plan.
News

Perry talks music education, squatters after final legislative session 

Apr 3, 2024
Local lawmaker served 14 years in Tallahassee.
Education

Buchholz, Lincoln Middle win Florida chess championships 

Apr 2, 2024
Gainesville schools sweep Florida Scholastic Chess Championships.
News

Homeless services search for lead agency to keep funding intact

Apr 1, 2024
United Way decided to step away from role.
Government + Politics

Hinson reviews session, explains vote on homeless bill   

Mar 28, 2024
State representative surprised by UF's abrupt DEI actions.
Government + Politics

Gainesville acts on unsolicited proposal policy, gun violence 

Mar 28, 2024
Commission discussed new ballot measure.
Government + Politics

GRU Authority votes on attorney, procurement policy

Mar 27, 2024
GRU removes preference from procurements.
News

Vandals break into mayor’s office  

Mar 27, 2024
Separate incident occurred in recent weeks.