2023 State of the City address notes past progress, opportunities for the future

Press release from City of Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gainesville Mayor Harvey Ward cordially invites all neighbors to the 2023 State of the City address. During the annual keynote, the mayor will highlight the City’s progress toward its strategic goals and vision for an equitable and inclusive Gainesville.

When: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 14

Where: Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention – 811 S. Main St.

This year, student-government representatives from area public schools will be in attendance and have an opportunity to meet with the mayor following the address.

The public address will be livestreamed on the City’s Facebook page, and recorded for later broadcast on Cox Cable Channel 12. The recording also will be archived online.

  • If he thinks the past year has been one of progress, he’s not only a liar but an idiot as well.

    If some of you believe him, at least he’s got company.

    Liberals, still so easily duped.

  • Oh boy can’t wait for that boring speech and his lack of respect for the citizens of Gainesville.

  • He’s right.
    1.They’ve progressively raised our utility rates to the state’s highest.
    2.They’ve sat back and watched the crime rates get progressively worse.
    3.They’ve watched as law enforcement officers have progressively left.
    4.They progressively subject the residents of Gainesville to Draconian rules & regulations.
    5.They continue to progressively cause the homeless population to increase.
    6.They’ve raised their salaries without complete disregard for the true “worth” they bring to the community.

    I believe the proper address would be the “Continued Regression of Gainesville Under the Guise of Fake Leadership.”

  • 1st we need GRU to generate poverty,
    2nd we need Dem skools and Section 8s to breed crime,
    3rd we need EMS and GPD for emergency social work,
    4th we need the courthouse lawyers and judges to skim money off the victimized public and invest in more landlord Section 8s due to the huge backlog.
    5th, Repeat.

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