City Contract to Oversee Grace Marketplace Set to Expire

Gainesville, Fl---

The contract the city of Gainesville has to operate Grace Marketplace, a homeless shelter, is set to expire in September.

The city commission sent a letter requesting the county operate the facility, saying the county is better equipped.

"The city took the lead on this, and while the county has been involved, we certainly aren't the lead on this so I think it’s the way it needs to be," said Alachua County Commissioner Lee Pinkoson.

The county will review the request from the city upon return from recess said Commissioner Pickonson.