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You're Invited: City Budget Public Hearings

Community members are invited to attend upcoming public hearings for the Fiscal Year 2020 City Budget.
Public Hearing #1
City Council will adopt the tentative FY20 City Budget and millage rate.
Thursday, September 5 at 6 p.m.
Sunshine Center
330 5th St. N 

Public Hearing #2
City Council considers adoption of the final FY20 Budget and millage rate, and approval of the Capital Improvements Plan.
Thursday, September 19 at 6 p.m.
Sunshine Center
330 5th St. N
StPeteTV will also broadcast the hearings on WOW! channel 15, Spectrum channel 641 or Frontier FiOs channel 20.
For more information and key dates, visit or call 727-893-7436.

Utility Rate Changes in the Works

St. Petersburg City Council will consider increases to water, wastewater, reclaimed water, stormwater and sanitation utility rates and charges. Meetings will be held at the Sunshine Center at 330 5th St. N. 

First Reading
Thursday, September 5, 2019
3 p.m.

Public Hearing
Thursday, September 19, 2019
6 p.m.

The proposed rate adjustments will be published at the First Reading and made available at If approved, any changes would take effect October 1, 2019.
City Council will be considering Stormwater tiered rate changes for adoption on October 1, 2019. Find more information and view your property’s impervious surface area measurement in the Stormwater Review and Appeals Portal at
Questions? Call 727-893-7280.

Free School Help:

Need help with a pesky math problem or an upcoming history test? Don’t worry, because is available to help with any subject through the St. Petersburg Library System! This service for online tutoring, homework help and test preparation for K-12 subject is free with a library card.
  1. Click here
  2. Enter your Library card number
  3. Start learning today!
Questions? Contact the St. Petersburg Main Library at 727-893-7724 or visit

Not in school but looking to expand your skills? is also available with your library card. Learn about anything from photography and design to business and software development.

Calling All Volunteers: CareFest 9/28

CareFest is a festival of service projects running 9/21-10/6 to help those in need in St. Pete. 
The event centers around the kick-off and celebration on Saturday, 9/28 at Lake Vista Park (1401 62nd Ave. S) where volunteers can enjoy a light breakfast at 8 a.m., part ways for their projects and return for a celebration at around 11:30 a.m.
Find more information and projects local to St. Pete HERE

Any questions, contact Robert Barto from the Community Services Department at or 727-551-3249.

Wastewater Discharge Notification- 08.17.2019


On August 17, approximately 1,200 gallons of wastewater discharged from multiple manholes that overflowed in the area between 12th and 5th St. North between 50th and 54th Ave. North. Wastewater was running into the stormwater system which discharges to the 54th Avenue Ditch and into Placido Bayou.

On August 17, approximately 100 gallons of wastewater discharged from a manhole overflow at the location of 1st Ave N and 28th Ave N. Wastewater went down the curb and entered a stormwater catch basin, which flows to Coffee Pot Bayou. 

On August 17, approximately 100 gallons of wastewater discharged from a manhole overflow near 1st Street N and 40th Ave N in the alley. Wastewater entered the adjacent stormwater catch basin, which flows to a canal near 45th Avenue North and out to Smacks Bayou.

This week in St. Pete


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