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City Code of the Month: Care of Premises
Students who own homes in
the City of Gainesville need to
be aware of how they are tak-
ing care of their property (Care
of Premises is Chapter 13, Divi-
sion 10 in the Code of Ordi-
nances). This section includes
insects, outdoor storage, trash
not marked for pick up, and
Once you receive a warning, if you are found in
violation of Chapter 13, Division 10 again
within 365 days, you will be fined $250. A sec-
ond violation will be $500. Click on the link be-
low for more information.
City of Gainesville Code of Ordinances
Last semester there were ten students from the Uni-
versity of Florida and Santa Fe College that graduated
from the Community Advocates program. These stu-
dents attended a seven week class, participated I a
community service project, and created their own
safety or crime prevention program for members of
the community. The graduates are:
We hope that you will consider being a
Community Advocate in 2009!
Check out our website for more information.
Did You Knows about DUIs and Alcohol:
* First DUI conviction: $210 fine, revocation of your license up to a year, up to 6
months in prison, and probation
* Second DUI conviction: $320 fine, revocation of your license for up to 5 years, up
to 9 months in jail, and mandatory alcohol abuse counseling
* The average DUI can cost up to $8,000 with all the fees and other costs added up.
* Over 1000 people are killed annually on FL highways in alcohol-related crashes.
* A DUI conviction stays on your driving record for 75 years and on your criminal
record for life.
* Alcohol use plays a substantial role in all three leading causes of death among youth:
unintentional injuries, suicides, and homicides.
* The only answer to sobering up is TIME...about an hour for each drink.
* Those who begin drinking before age 14 are 5 times more likely to be injured while
under the influence of alcohol that those who start at age 21.
* Possession of an alcoholic beverage by someone under 21 is a $210 fine.
Please check out the following resources provided by the Gainesville Police Department:
Open Container (Video)
Notice to Appear
GPD Party Patrol
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Man with a Dream
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. He received his doctorate degree
from Boston University in 1955. During the 1950's and 1960's Dr. King Jr. was heavily in-
volved in the civil rights movement in America. He was a part of bus boycotts, protests, and
peaceful marches. On August 28, 1963 he gave his famous "I have a Dream" speech to over
250,000 people in Washington D.C. He became the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace
Prize at age thirty-five. Four years later he was assassinated on his motel balcony in MAoi'e-
phis, Tennessee. This month we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Please
check out the following website for information on events celebrating Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. at the University of Florida.
Meet Your City Commissioners
Name: Scherwin Henry
Position: City Commissioner (District I) Chair of the Commission's Rec-
reation, Cultural Affairs & Public Works Committee. He is a member of the
Community Development Committee, Community Redevelopment Agency,
Gainesville/Alachua County Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organiza-
tion, and the Alachua County Entrepreneurial Charter Schools Committee.
Hobbies: Singing, photography, reading, watching movies, traveling, and
being a musician.
Tip/Advice for Off Campus Students: Take advantage of every opportunity that is pre-
sented, volunteer in different areas of Gainesville, and make a conscientious effort to get
to know the Gainesville community while here in our beautiful city.
You can now go online and enter
two (2) emergency contacts on
your Florida Drivers License
(electronically) which can only
be retrieved by a police officer.
This came about as a result of
one woman's teenage daughter
being in a car accident and tak-
ing over 5 hours to locate the
mother to inform her. This way,
the police can run the drivers
license and have the emergency
info right away!
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January 27th Energy Conservation/Sustainability
February 17th Financial Investing
March 24th Career Services
April 7th Car Maintenance
Each lunch will run from 11:45 am to
12:30 pm in Room 285 of the Retiz Union.
Look at our website to see the panelists for each topic!
Tip of the Month:
Free or Low Cost Things to do in Gainesville
If the holidays and the economy have your finances a little
thin, here are some things you can do in Gainesville that can
make you money go a little bit further.
Santa Fe Zoo and Planetarium:
Children & Seniors: $3
SFC Students & Staff: Free
Children 3 & Under: Free
Ham Museum of Art (UF):
Free admission unless otherwise noted.
Florida Museum of Natural History (UF):
General admission is free but there are charges for special
exhibits and the Butterfly Rainforest.
To race on the track: $25
To watch: $5
Children 12 & Under: Free
Please check the website for days the raceway is open.
Other events may have different costs.
Gator Nights (UF):
A late night program that takes place in the Reitz Union every
Friday night. Enjoy FREE movies, bands, comedians, improve
shows, arts and crafts, interactive games, cultural events, in-
teractive lectures, dances, DJ's, artists, video game tourna-
ments, popcorn and soda, and midnight breakfast.
Community Advocates meet with Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan
Off Campus Life Spring Lunch Series
Every month our office holds a lunch on various topics that apply to
off campus students. We bring in a panel of staff and students to
talk about each topic and answer questions from students who at-
tend. The dates and topics for the spring Lunch Series are below: