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Input Encouraged on 'Complete Streets' Initiative

Citizens are invited to share ideas during a series of public meetings through March 23 to improve our streets for walking, bicycle riding, driving, and public and commercial transportation for persons of all ages and abilities. The Complete Streets workshop series offers citizens an opportunity to assist city staff in determining how our streets will be used safely and conveniently in the future, as St. Petersburg moves toward adopting a Complete Streets Implementation Plan. St. Petersburg adopted a Complete Streets Policy in 2015.

All meetings are from 6-8 p.m. at various locations:

Wednesday, March 22 - SPC Allstate Center;
Thursday, March 23 - West St. Petersburg Community Library

Get Fit, St. Pete! Fit City Celebration April 1

Get off the couch and get healthy by joining St. Pete’s newest wellness initiative--the Healthy St. Pete Fitness Challenge. Through March 31, everyone is encouraged to commit to the Healthy St. Pete and St. Pete Parks and Recreation Department wellness initiative, designed to increase activity in the community while promoting healthy eating. Choose from five fitness categories; those who commit to the Challenge receive weekly fitness and nutrition tips, updates from our city Wellness Champions and are eligible for prize drawings. The Fitness Challenge finishes April 1 with a communitywide Fit City Celebration, 5K and 1 mile walk in North Straub Park. See you at the finish line!

Play Ball! St. Pete International Baseball Opens Spring Series

Baseball's back in The 'Burg with Team Canada facing the Tampa Bay Rays prospect teams on opening day of St. Pete International Baseball this Friday, March 24, at Walter Fuller Baseball Complex. The seven-game international baseball series features major league prospects from the Tigers, Braves, Phillies, and Blue Jays March 27-30. Tickets are $10 and available at the Walter Fuller box office one hour prior to each game.  On April 13 and 15, Puerto Rico and the World All-Stars, featuring players from nine European countries, play a free two-game series at Huggins Stengel Field. Free parking is available at both locations. More info

Mainsail Art Festival Seeks Volunteers

The 42nd Mainsail Art Festival seeks volunteers for the prestigious two-day show April 22-23 in St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront Vinoy Park. More than 250 volunteers are needed in areas including: promotions/t-shirt and poster sales, hospitality/information tent, and beverage sales (soda, water, beer and wine). Volunteer shifts are 2 to 2.5 hours each, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. It’s easy to use the online Volunteer Registration Form. Just visit www.mainsailart.org and click on volunteers on the upper right side of the page. For more information, email us at volunteers@mainsailart.org. 

Penny for Pinellas Open Houses, Survey Available

Another opportunity remains to provide information and allow citizens to share priorities for the upcoming Penny for Pinellas 1-percent sales tax initiative:

March 29 - Pinellas County Extension, 12320 Ulmerton Road, Largo

The open house runs from 6-8 p.m. and will include information displays, brief presentations from Pinellas County staff and a survey. Citizens are encouraged to participate in the survey through April 16.

Penny funds have supported numerous community projects including improved roads, bridges, and trails; water quality and flood prevention efforts; public safety and environmental preservation projects since it was approved by voters in 1990.



This week in St. Pete

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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

City Initiatives

We're working hard for your city. Here are the latest projects and announcements.

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