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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 in the near future.  If approved by Council, city staff will begin negotiations with the first-ranked design team. www.newstpetepier.com

Curbside Recycling - Final Info Meeting April 28

Learn more about the city's newest sustainability initiative, Universal Curbside Recycling, set to launch this summer, during a series of public information meetings in April. The final meeting will be Tuesday, April 28, at the Gladden Park Center, 3901 30th Ave. N., at 6:30 p.m. Residents can get information on how they can begin recycling glass, aluminum, steel and some plastics, rinsed and free of food particles, along with newspapers, magazines and mixed paper for bi-weekly pickup at the curb. Learn more at www.stpete.org/recycle and watch our White Board Series video on curbside recycling

Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act - Changes Effective April 1, 2015

The National Flood Insurance Program is implementing Congressional reforms required by the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014. Flood insurance rates will increase for new or existing policies beginning on April 1, 2015. These changes will affect all city property owners that have flood insurance. For more information about possible premium increases and surcharges, minimum and optional deductibles, and issues related to Special Flood Hazard Areas, look for more information in your April utility bill or call 727-893-7283. For specific information about your policy, be sure to check with your mortgage company.

South St. Pete Redevelopment Public Meetings Now May 21, June 11

You're invited to a series of required public meetings at City Hall about the formal review and adoption of the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Plan, a process that began in early April and is expected to be completed by mid-June. Next up is the St. Petersburg City Council Public Meeting May 21 at 3 p.m.; and a St Petersburg Community Redevelopment Agency and City Council Public Hearing - both on June 11 at 6 p.m. Related reports and other info on the revitalization effort are available online at www.stpete.org/SouthSideCRA.

Solar Powered Mobile Charging Stations New Feature of SunLit City Parks

In honor of the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 , Mayor Rick Kriseman unveiled the newest feature being added to the city’s Sunlit City Parks – 100 percent solar-powered free mobile device charging stations. Each charging station features four clear-cover enclosures for users to store and charge mobile devices such as phones and tablets. Two of the enclosures are sized for standard-size phones and two are larger to accommodate small tablets and larger smartphones. – both feature “5 in 1” USB connector cables. The first charging station was installed at Crescent Lake Dog Park. Look for other stations to be installed soon in Lake Vista Dog Park, Walter Fuller Dog Park and in Vinoy Park. If the program proves successful, more locations will be considered. 

Reclaimed Water Customers Urged to Conserve

While the recent mandatory restrictions for Pinellas County reclaimed water does not affect St. Petersburg, customers using city reclaimed water may still experience low water pressure due to high usage during hot, dry weather. St. Petersburg customers are urged to help conserve this limited water supply by irrigating only as needed, watering twice a week and eliminating reclaimed water use during daylight hours. Daytime watering is inefficient as much of the water is lost due to evaporation and wind drift. Reclaimed water customers should also turn off their automatic sprinkler system if adequate pressure can’t be maintained. For more information, visit www.stpete.org/water

This week in St. Pete

News

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

City Initiatives

We're working hard for your city. Here are the latest projects and announcements.

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