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"Sewer Symposium" Public Forums, Feb. 27 & March 15

The public is invited to hear a progress report on work to increase capacity and reliability of the city's wastewater system  during two public forums, Monday, February 27, at Lake Vista Center and March 18 at Azalea Recreation Center. Citizens will have an opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with city staff and project consultants during both forums. Citizens will also hear how the proposed Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Consent Order will provide increased accountability and oversight into the city's wastewater infrastructure projects over the next several years. The same information will be presented at both public forums. More information.

Get Fit, St. Pete!

Get off the couch and get healthy by joining St. Pete’s newest wellness initiative--the Healthy St. Pete Fitness Challenge. Through March 31, everyone is encouraged to commit to the Healthy St. Pete and St. Pete Parks and Recreation Department wellness initiative, designed to increase activity in the community while promoting healthy eating. Choose from five fitness categories; those who commit to the Challenge receive weekly fitness and nutrition tips, updates from our city Wellness Champions and are eligible for prize drawings. The Fitness Challenge finishes April 1 with a communitywide Fit City Celebration and Wellness fair, 5K and 1 mile walk in North Straub Park. See you at the finish line!

Share Input on Northwest Water Reclamation Improvements

Share ideas and suggestions regarding the future of the city's Northwest Water Reclamation facility, including the addition of two Underground Injection Control wells during a public information session, Tuesday, February 28, at Walter Fuller Recreation Center, at 6 p.m.

Residents will be able to learn about current conditions at the facility, hear an overview of the proposed plans and offer suggestions to Public Works staffers. The city is seeking to increase its wet-weather capacity for disposing of reclaimed water during heavy rain events with additional underground injection wells.  Read more

"Passage at St. Augustine" Special Film Presentation February 28

St. Petersburg Libraries are celebrating Black History Month with a Special Film Presentation and Filmmaker's Lecture at the Palladium. The one-hour, award-winning documentary, "Passage at St. Augustine: The Story of a 1964 Black Lives Matter Movement that Transformed America" will be showing at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N. on Tuesday, February 28, starting at 6 p.m. Learn more and view the film trailer online,  www.passageatstaugustine.comFREE admission. Followed by discussion and Q&A with Emmy-nominated journalist and filmmaker Clennon L. King. Presented by the City of St. Petersburg Library System, Urban Affairs Department, Palladium Theater and AugustineMonica Films. Full News Release

OpenCounter Launches To Help Small Business Development

At the commencement of Tampa Bay Startup Week, The City of St. Petersburg is launching OpenCounter: St Pete, a web-based tool located on the city's website ( OpenCounter is designed to help entrepreneurs and small business owners understand the specific license, permits and requirements for St Pete. Informed by the City's zoning and land use permits, building and business tax receipt rules, the goal of the site is to help applicants who are about to embark on complex projects with a customized roadmap to achieve their project goals. Customers of OpenCounter can expect a roadmap to the permits, fees and licenses, while collecting the data that the City needs to move the project forward.

By providing this tool, intentionally designed to give entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to invest in our community, the City will provide reliable, targeted feedback to its community of entrepreneurs by providing a clear breakdown of the processes and highlight any potential roadblocks they may face; and give the City a new level of insight into economic trends in their community.

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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