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Participation Encouraged for Sustainability Survey

Through January 31, the city of St. Petersburg is asking for your help in developing an action plan for a safe, sustainable city with the St. Pete Integrated Sustainability Action Plan (ISAP) Resident and Business Survey.  The survey seeks to gather information on the city’s current state of sustainability and quality of life, as well as identify future areas of opportunity and improvement. Information collected will be used to develop an ISAP, which will guide city departments in providing sustainable services to citizens and businesses. 

For information about the city of St. Petersburg’s Sustainability and Resiliency program or the ISAP, visit stpete.org/sustainability. Survey questions and comments may be addressed to StPeteISAP@vhb.com

40th Ave. Bridge Design Firm Selection January 22

Citizens are invited to hear discussion and comment on the selection of the design firm which will be charged with infrastructure improvement on the 40th Ave. bridge during an open forum on Monday, January 22 from 1-3 p.m. at Water Resources, 1650 3rd Ave. N. Presentations and interviews with four firms vying for the contract will be held earlier Monday during closed sessions. The public session immediately following the closed session will involve discussions between city of St. Petersburg staff along with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) representatives.

Youth Development Grant Applications Available

City officials announce a new source of grant funding for local organizations to develop programs for at-risk youth in St. Petersburg. In 2018, the Youth Development Grant Program will offer funding amounts from $1,500 up to $25,000 to non-profit local organizations, in good standing, who provide services to youth and are located within the municipal boundaries of St. Petersburg. Applications are available online at www.stpete.org/MBSK. Printed copies will be available at City recreation centers and libraries. Important dates:

Two information sessions for the community to learn more about the program are scheduled for Thurs, Jan 25, 6 p.m. at the Enoch Davis Recreation Center, 1111 18th Ave. S.; and Tues, Jan 30, 6  p.m. at The St. Petersburg Greenhouse, 440 2nd Ave. N.

Potential applicants must attend a Mandatory Pre-Application Instructional Session on Thurs, Feb 15, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 9th Ave N.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, February 23. 

In addition, the City is seeking interested St. Petersburg residents to fill eight vacancies on the newly-forming Youth Development Grant Review Committee. More details

Weigh In On Future of Municipal Marina

Citizens are invited to share input on the future design of the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina by completing an online survey through January 31. The survey seeks input from boaters and the community to improve the overall marina infrastructure, including docks, accommodations for larger boats, and improved amenities, in keeping with the Downtown Waterfront Master Plan. Take the survey.

2018 Utility Rate Increase Information

Beginning January 1, St. Petersburg customers will see higher rates on monthly utility bills for water, wastewater, stormwater, and reclaimed water usage. Rate increases for stormwater will appear on January bills, while increases for water, wastewater, and reclaimed water will be reflected on February bills. The adjustments were necessary for maintenance and improvements to an aging infrastructure, as well as to offset higher market-driven operating expenses. A typical customer using 4,000 gallons of water per month will see an increase of $11.02; if reclaimed water is used, the increase will be $16.45. More info

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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." 
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