Nuisance Abatement Board

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ATTENTION: The City of St. Petersburg is seeking to fill five vacancies on the Nuisance Abatement Board. Learn more below.

Nuisance Abatement Board


The Nuisance Abatement Board is a seven-member quasi-judicial board. This board hears and decides cases involving properties in the City allegedly being used for: 

  • illegal drug activity
  • prostitution
  • criminal gang activity
  • dealing in stolen property
  • operation of pain management clinics that generate certain illegal activities 

After hearing evidence and argument, the Board may declare a property to be a public nuisance and then can impose fines and other requirements on the property owner with the goal of abating the nuisance. This Board plays an important role in reducing crime and improving the safety and welfare of St. Petersburg citizens and visitors by encouraging property owners to take responsibility to prevent their properties from becoming the site of ongoing nuisance activities.

Meeting Schedule

The Nuisance Abatement Board meets on an as needed basis, and meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 1pm in the City Council Chamber.

Members (Regular 3 year term; Alternate 2 year term)

  • Sadie Camon – Term Expires: 12/31/22 – 1st term
  • Darin Dobson – Term Expires: 12/31/23 – 1st term
  • John Hornbeck – Term Expires: 12/31/22 – 1st term
  • Ariel Fernandez – Term Expires: 12/31/22 – 2nd term
  • Peter Ford – Term Expires: 12/31/21 – 2nd term
  • Andrew Pardun – Term Expires: 12/31/22 – 1st term
  • Mark Oliver – Term Expires 11/30/23 – 1st term
  • Holly Matson – Term Expires: 11/30/22 – Partial Term

Get Involved

The City of St. Petersburg is seeking to fill five vacancies on the Nuisance Abatement Board. Applications must be a resident of St. Petersburg, should have an interest and history in community engagement, crime prevention, and neighborhood safety. Board members are expected to attend a monthly meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of the month when needed.

2020 Agendas
07/08/20 Meeting