During the holiday week Sept. 7-11, St. Petersburg residential trash and curbside recycling customers will see Monday collections shift to Tuesday and Tuesday collections shift to Wednesday. Collections on Thursday and Friday will remain on the normal schedule. St. Petersburg curbside recycling customers should be aware that only Monday and Tuesday collections will follow the same pattern as regular trash pickup; Thursday and Friday collections will remain the same. City brush sites will be open on Labor Day, Sept. 7.
Some city facilities, including City Hall, the Municipal Services Center, libraries, eight neighborhood pools and recreation centers will be closed. Facilities open to the public include Mangrove Bay and Cypress Links golf courses, North Shore Aquatic Complex and the Sunken Gardens attraction. View a complete list of holiday closings.
City Council has taken the first step toward approving the FY16 city budget by adopting the tentative budget and tax rate. On Thursday, September 17, Council will hold a second public hearing to consider adopting the final budget and tax rate, along with the Capital Improvement Program. The September 17 public hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chamber.
While no property tax increase is called for under the proposed $221 million FY 2016 spending plan, it does include funds to replace the Fossil Park fire station, assist the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area and provides a raise for city employees.
On Tuesday, August 18, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman signed an Executive Order, his first, establishing policies consistent with the City of St. Petersburg Sustainability Initiatives.
Said Mayor Rick Kriseman: “St. Petersburg will be a model for sustainable practices and this is our biggest and boldest step yet toward that goal. Every city department will play an important role addressing a myriad of issues related to sustainability and climate issues. This is more than just a guide. It’s a directive.”
These Sustainability Core Values based upon community collaborations and partnerships, and have set forth a series of ambitious Sustainability Goals, including: net zero energy, zero waste, protection and enhancement of natural systems, the protection and promulgation of shade and green space, sustainable built environmental practices, safe and efficient multimodal transportation networks, improvement of our local economy, and a healthier community.Eleven specific policies and procedures will take effect immediately, as outlined in the Executive Order.
"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."