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Statement by Mayor Kriseman on City Employee Email and Consultant's Report

“Included in Mr. Askew’s email is a consultant’s report that I believe has never been shared publicly or with my office or with City Council. As such, I have asked our legal and human resources departments to work with an independent firm to learn why this report has only recently surfaced and to conduct a thorough management review of Water Resources. I demand accountability to me, to city council, and to the citizens we serve.” - Mayor Rick Kriseman

Abovementioned documents can be found here.

How to Prevent Contact with Mosquitoes

Pinellas County Mosquito Control reminds all citizens to do their part to reduce the mosquito population. Remember, mosquitoes only need ¼ to ½ inch of standing water for larvae to survive. How to help reduce the places where mosquitoes can breed:

- Empty all outdoor items that can hold water – flower pots, garbage cans, recycling containers, wheelbarrows, aluminum cans, boat tarps, old tires, and buckets;
- Keep pools and spas chlorinated and filtered;
- Clean roof gutters, which can become clogged and hold water;
- Change the water in outdoor pet dishes regularly. 

When outdoors, protect your skin from mosquito bites:  
- Wear mosquito repellent (products containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus);  
- Wear long sleeves and pants.

In this brief video, learn about some simple preventative measures to help reduce the number of mosquitoes in our county and minimize mosquito-borne diseases. To prevent contact with mosquitoes, REMEMBER these 3 D’s:  DRAIN standing water; DRESS in light colors and long sleeves; and DEFEND against contact. For more preventive measures and tips, mosquito myths and misconceptions, call (727) 464-7503 or visit

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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