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FY 2016 City Budget Released

Mayor Rick Kriseman has submitted his proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget to City Council. While the proposed $221 million spending plan recommends no increase in property taxes, it does include $3.6 million to replace the aging Fossil Park fire station and $286,000 to seed the new South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area.  City employees would also see a three percent raise. Funding the proposed projects is possible due to an increase in property tax revenues, giving the city an extra $7.313 million in its coffers. City Council will consider the proposed budget during two public hearings in September. 

Curbside Recycling Underway

Residential curbside recycling continues in St. Petersburg. Customers are encouraged to keep track of their collection days by using the round colored sticker on their containers and download our new mobile app, St. Pete Collects, to help keep track of both trash and recycling pickups. St. Pete Collects lets customers get custom pickup alerts and schedule changes at your fingertips and is available for iPhone and Android smartphones. 

Missed getting your container to the curb on time? Call 727-893-7838 by 4 p.m. for same-day pickup. Missed collection calls received after 4 pm, will see pickup on Weds., 7/29 for Zones 1 & 3  and on Sat., 8/1, for Zones 5 & 7. 


Experience 99 Days of Art in St. Pete!

Chill out this summer as the St. Pete arts scene sizzles with 99 Days of Art. Through Labor Day, choose from selected arts and cultural events including live music, theater, dance, movies, museum exhibitions, fine arts and arts activities for the entire family by following the city of St. Petersburg on Twitter. Follow us today to stay on top of the city's arts scene and experience 99 Days of Art in St. Pete!



Hear More "St Pete Stories" Thursday, August 27

"This is my city: St Pete Stories," a community conversation, is Thursday, August 27, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lake Vista Recreation Center, 1401 62nd Ave. S. Free and open to the public.  View first session highlights, where citizens came together for real dialogue about their lives, their community:

Photo by Boyzell Hosey.

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