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Share Your Thoughts on the FY 2017 City Budget

Following the FY 2017 City Budget Open House, citizens are encouraged to participate in the process by sharing thoughts and ideas with city leaders on the city's online meeting room, St. Pete Innovision at www.stpeteinnovision.com.

In case you missed attending or wish to review the conversation, StPeteTV will rebroadcast the Budget Open House throughout the summer on Bright House Channel 641, WOW! Channel 15 and Verizon Fi0s Channel 20 before the budget is considered for adoption during two public hearings September 8 and 22.

For information on the city budget and to review FY 2017 city budget booklets, visit www.stpete.org/budget.

City Coasts into Bike Share Program

St. Petersburg is closer to introducing more pedal power to the public with an expanded Bike Share System. Coast Bike Share’s program plans to double the current Bike Share footprint with 300 city-owned bikes and an anticipated 30 stations, allowing the city to continue successful active transportation programs and increasing urban mobility for short to medium bike trips. The program builds on the City’s extensive network of approximately 115 miles of bicycle facilities citywide and the Healthy St. Pete Initiative encouraging residents and visitors to EAT, PLAY, SHOP and LIVE healthier.

If you couldn't attend the June 15 kickoff, you can still help select the locations for the 30 stations around town at www.coaststpete.com.

Join us for Baseball Forever Night at the Trop - Aug 19

Cheer on the Tampa Bay Rays and show your support for the Rays in St. Petersburg during Baseball Forever Night August 19. Watch the Rays take on Texas at Tropicana Field for a special price - $25 lower level tickets and a Rays ballcap. Upper-level tickets are just $10. Individual tickets are available at www.raysbaseball.com/baseballforever. Groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets by emailing Josh Gallo at jgallo@raysbaseball.com. Group tickets are fee-free and include a scoreboard welcome message.

Rays fans may also join the Baseball Forever campaign at various events during the summer; a complete list is available at www.baseballforever.com.

City Now Accepting TIF Grant Fund Applications

St. Petersburg began accepting applications for Tax Increment Financing, or TIF, Grants designated for the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area on May 31. Designed to help boost private investment by property owners and/or businesses in commercial and multifamily residential development, TIF funding is an important component of an innovative, 30-year revitalization plan for South St. Pete -- an area generally between 4th St. and 49th St., from 2nd Ave. N. to 30th Ave. S.

CRA TIF funding for this first year includes about $282,000 for Business and Workforce Development and about $188,000 for Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization. 

More information and applications for each of the five financial programs are available online, at www.stpete.org/SouthsideCRA. A brief “CRA White Board” video illustrating the community redevelopment program and this grant funding process is available for viewing, at https://youtu.be/LLHiGXeTHCw.

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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." 
Mayor Rick Kriseman Signature