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Statement by Mayor Kriseman on City Employee Email and Consultant's Report

“Included in Mr. Askew’s email is a consultant’s report that I believe has never been shared publicly or with my office or with City Council. As such, I have asked our legal and human resources departments to work with an independent firm to learn why this report has only recently surfaced and to conduct a thorough management review of Water Resources. I demand accountability to me, to city council, and to the citizens we serve.” - Mayor Rick Kriseman

Abovementioned documents can be found here.

St. Petersburg Celebrates the Arts

St. Pete sizzles this weekend as arts and culture take center stage. Enjoy world-class collections at select St. Pete museums, including the Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, as they throw open their doors to the public during ArtsAlive/Free Museum Day; marvel at sidewalk chalk masterpieces, join Mayor Rick Kriseman for glassblowing, try your hand at kite flying, explore the magic of the written word or join an arts caravan at the Family Arts Festival during #SPFestival16.

Or watch the sun rise and set along Central Avenue with a day of yoga, live music, family fun and more during the 8-mile long Central Ave. Solstice. Festivities conclude with a movie in Sunset Park, presented by St. Petersburg Preservation at 7:20 p.m.

St. Pete Ready For CareFest Saturday

St. Pete is "Party Ready" for CareFest 2016 on Saturday, September 24! More than 1,000 volunteers and 85 groups are pre-registered and ready to take on 91 projects. Participants meet at Lake Vista Park, 1401 62nd Ave. S. for morning sign in. Neighborhood and community-based groups, houses of worship, corporate teams, school clubs, teams, businesses and individuals join forces for the annual citywide work day to complete various home repair projects, painting, mowing, weeding, yard work and cleanups throughout city neighborhoods. To learn more, visit www.carefestusa.com and click on “Get Involved,” “Search for a Project,” then "St. Petersburg."  Media Advisory

How to Prevent Contact with Mosquitoes

Pinellas County Mosquito Control reminds all citizens to do their part to reduce the mosquito population. Remember, mosquitoes only need ¼ to ½ inch of standing water for larvae to survive. How to help reduce the places where mosquitoes can breed:

- Empty all outdoor items that can hold water – flower pots, garbage cans, recycling containers, wheelbarrows, aluminum cans, boat tarps, old tires, and buckets;
- Keep pools and spas chlorinated and filtered;
- Clean roof gutters, which can become clogged and hold water;
- Change the water in outdoor pet dishes regularly. 

When outdoors, protect your skin from mosquito bites:  
- Wear mosquito repellent (products containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus);  
- Wear long sleeves and pants.

In this brief video, learn about some simple preventative measures to help reduce the number of mosquitoes in our county and minimize mosquito-borne diseases. To prevent contact with mosquitoes, REMEMBER these 3 D’s:  DRAIN standing water; DRESS in light colors and long sleeves; and DEFEND against contact. For more preventive measures and tips, mosquito myths and misconceptions, call (727) 464-7503 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/mosquito.

This week in St. Pete

News

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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