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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. 

Welcome to the New!

Our new site is bold and dynamic! Look for beautiful photos and videos, fresh news stories, a new event calendar that is searchable by category and printable, and an easier search function. Our new site is mobile-responsive and more user-friendly for those with disabilities. We hope you enjoy exploring our new site - a city website that is reflective of the culture and vibe of the Sunshine City!

Final Presentations  April 1 and April 2 - Downtown Waterfront Master Plan

The public has the opportunity to attend either of two meetings scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and April 2 to review the final draft of the Downtown Waterfront Master Plan. Both meetings will be held at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Student Center, 200 Sixth Ave. S. beginning at 6:30 p.m. Each meeting will include the same presentation material with an opportunity for feedback. Free parking is available in the USFSP Parking Garage, floors 2-5

Curbside Recycling - Info Meetings March 31 & April 2

Learn more about the city's newest sustainability initiative, Universal Curbside Recycling, set to launch this summer, during a series of public information meetings over the next few weeks. The next series of meetings will be held March 31 at the Willis S. Johns center, 6635 Dr. M.L. King Jr. St. N. and on April 2 at Roberts Recreation Center, 1246 50th Ave. N. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. The meetings will provide information on how residents can begin recycling glass, aluminum, steel and some plastics, rinsed and free of food particles, along with newspapers, magazines and mixed paper, in a 95-gallon blue cart twice-monthly at the curb. View a complete list of meeting dates and locations at

Restock The Flock!

What would Sunken Gardens be without flamingos? Previous owners, the Turner family, brought 17 of these beautiful birds to the Gardens in 1956 and sadly, only two of this original flock remain. Flamingos Forever was created to raise funds to "re-stock the flock!" and thanks to various efforts, $43,000 of the $60,000 goal has been raised so far. Anyone can help by sending a tax deductible contribution to Sunken Gardens, Flamingos Forever Fund, 1825 4th Street N., 33704. You can even purchase naming rights to a flamingo in exchange for a $3,000 donation.

Get Your Opening Day Tickets!

The Tampa Bay Rays kickoff the 2015 Major League Baseball season with a three-game homestand against Baltimore, April 6 to 8 at Tropicana Field. Opening Day game time for Rays vs. Orioles is 3:10 p.m. on Monday, April 6. Get your tickets now at  And, the NASL Tampa Bay Rowdies home opener at newly-renovated Al Lang Stadium will be Saturday, April 11, against reigning Spring Champion Minnesota United FC. Visit for tickets and details.

This week in St. Pete


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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