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
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.com. FREE 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
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 (stpete.org/opencounter). 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.
"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."