Gainesville City Commissioner Gail Johnson, former University of Virginia School of Architecture Dean Kim Tanzer, and former University of Florida Associate Dean Peggy Carr, speak to ongoing challenges to Gainesville’s single-family residential neighborhoods at UPNA’s Annual Meeting (on Zoom), October 18, 2020.
The UPNA held it’s Annual Meeting Sunday October 18th 4:00 – 6:00 PM. This year Gainesville City Commissioner (At Large) Gail Johnson joined former UVA School of Architecture Dean and UF Faculty Senate Chair Kim Tanzer, FAIA and former UF School of Design, Construction and Planning Associate Dean Peggy Carr in an interactive discussion about threats to Gainesville single-family neighborhoods posed by the new Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) ordinance, the possible end of the “three unrelated persons” occupancy limit in rental housing, and City Commission plans to implement “inclusionary zoning”. Commissioner Johnson also discussed her call for a moratorium on development in order to ensure equity.
“ZOOM-BOMBED!” Yes, UPNA’s Candidate Forum this past Wednesday night (July 22, 2020) was hacked, forcing us to deliver the promised recording in two segments in order to delete pornographic material. However, thanks to the patience and graciousness of the two candidates, Ms. Sande Calkins and Dr. Leanetta McNealy, we quickly regrouped and had another excellent discussion about issues facing Alachua County Public Schools in the COVID-19 era. We also apologize to Ms. Calkins for the video problems she experienced, although her audio was clear. Here are the links to Part 1, followed by Part 2:
The UPNA will host a forum for the Alachua County School Board, District 4 seat. Please join us on ZOOM (info below) Wednesday, July 22nd at 7:00 PM to hear candidates Ms. Sande Calkins and Dr. Leanetta McNealy.
The UPNA will host a forum for the Alachua County School Board, District 2 seat. Please join us on ZOOM (info below) Tuesday, July 14th at 6:00 PM to hear candidates Khanh-lien Banko and Diyonne McGraw.
There will be activities for kids of all ages, and Gainesville’s
popular magician-juggler-balloon artist, Magic Mike, will perform.
Delicious pulled pork from the Pearl Country Store and BBQ will
be served, along with beef and veggie hot dogs. Please bring
your favorite side, salad, or dessert.
While this event is free, donations and annual dues are gratefully
accepted. We hope you can join us!
SUNDAY, APRIL 28th, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
– J.J. Finley Elementary School –
NW 5th Avenue Entrance
Rain Date is Sunday, May 5, 2019
The Annual Meeting of the University Park Neighborhood Association was held at the United Church of Gainesville on Sunday, October 28th. Approximately 85 were present. Roberts (Bob) Mounts, President, called the meeting to order at 4 pm, and advised that a quorum was present.
Thanks to all who came out for another interesting and informative forum. For those of you who were unable to make it, a video of the event has been archived on Facebook. The debate itself starts at around the 4 minute mark: