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St. Petersburg Unveils New Healthy City Initiative

Everyone's invited to get healthy with the debut of Healthy St. Pete, an initiative that encourages everyone to Eat, Play, Shop and Live healthier. The May 1 kickoff, led by Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin and a variety of community partners, featured live music and entertainment, including hula-hooping, line dancing and a one-mile fun walk. Learn more at and look for the new St. Pete Health Hero app for Apple and Android users.


Curbside Recycling Cart Delivery Underway

The first phase of St. Petersburg's Universal Curbside Recycling program is underway with the delivery of 95-gallon blue recycling carts to residential customers. Customers living in single-and multi-family addresses up to 4 units will each receive a shiny, new recycling carts over the next two months. Each cart will feature a color-coded sticker, identifying the customer's recycling zone, week and day and welcome kit. The program is set to begin in late June; customers will see an additional $2.95 added to utility bills beginning in August.

Pier Committee Selects The Pier Park

The Pier Selection Committee met on Thursday, April 23 for the purpose of ranking three pier design concepts. After public comments were provided, the committee discussed the concepts, the input they had received, and deliberated on the ranking. The final ranking of the Design Concepts by the Selection Committee is as follows:

          1. The Pier Park by Rogers and Partners/ASD/KSLA

          2. Destination St. Pete Pier by St. Pete Design Group

          3. ALMA by Alfonso Architects, Inc.

City staff will now present these rankings to City Council for approval at a meeting on May 7.  If approved by Council, city staff will begin negotiations with the first-ranked design team.

Final FY 2016 Budget Listening Tour June 16

Citizens are invited to learn the elements of a city budget and have an opportunity to share spending priorities with Mayor Kriseman and City Council members during a series of FY 2016 Budget Listening Tours. The final Tour stop will be held Tuesday, June 16, at the Willis S. Johns Center at 6 p.m. Learn more 


St. Pete Creates New Healthy Cooking Show

Tune in with Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin at our Childs Park Recreation Center test kitchen for a monthly Healthy St. Pete series designed to provide a fun way for our partners to talk about their health and wellness initiatives; and discuss how they support our city’s overall vision of being a healthy community. Dr. Tomalin hosts a casual conversation in the kitchen, all while whipping up a healthy and accessible meal that can be easily made by any St. Petersburg viewer. Episodes available here:

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From our Mayor

Rick Kriseman

"Welcome to St. Petersburg, where our vision is to be a city of opportunity where the sun shines on all who come to live, work, and play. With your help, our neighborhoods, businesses, every individual, will enjoy a new opportunity to be lifted into the light of our St. Petersburg sun." 
Mayor Rick Kriseman Signature