Gainesville City Commission meeting canceled after “threats of violence”
September 15, 2021
BY JENNIFER CABRERA
Notice was sent out at 5:30 p.m. today that tomorrow’s Gainesville City Commission Regular Meeting has been canceled. Shelby Taylor, Director of Communications for the City of Gainesville, said, “The City Commission Meeting previously scheduled for Sept. 16 has been canceled and agenda items from that meeting will be scheduled for a future date. The emotionally charged events of the last several days have left tensions running high and has culminated in threats of violence against our elected officials. We take these threats seriously and the decision was made to cancel the meeting out of an abundance of caution.”
Gainesville Police Department spokesman Graham Glover said he was aware of two reports of threatening comments that were made on Facebook Live, but the threats were not criminal in nature.
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