(2) Protect home rule authority for dockless bicycles/e-scooters
a. The City of Gainesville will support local governments ability to adopt ordinances relating to dockless bicycles.
b. Recognizing that dockless bikes and e-scooters represent innovative and alternative transportation solutions, the city would ask the legislature to allow local governments the ability to negotiate with prospective service providers on placement, prohibited areas, etc.
(3) Seek funding for GRACE Homeless Empowerment Center
a. GRACE is a regional shelter and community center that provides safe shelter, effective services, and permanent housing solutions for people who are seeking short and long-term housing. Grace Marketplace serves about 115 homeless people daily and provides bedding, showers, food and health service
b. The city is seeking $1,000,000 for the construction of a dormitory that will transition homeless from tent style accommodations to a more permanent living structure for transitional living.
(4) Promote the expansion of broadband to under served areas; Maintain government-owned networks ability to provide broadband services
a. The city will support efforts that allow local governments the ability to provide broadband services to rural and under served urban areas in the form of economic development grants and legislative policies.
b. GRUCom is the Gainesville area's only all-fiber-optic network. With more than 500-plus miles of fiber in Alachua County and connections to hundreds of locations around the world, GRUCom provides business' reliable internet, data transport and networking needs.