City Initiatives

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The City of St. Petersburg works to create a diverse, vibrant city guided by principled progress and intentional inclusivity, where innovation, partnerships and ingenuity create opportunity for all. In support of that goal, and in service of the residents and businesses of St. Pete, the City offers the following initiatives and programs.

2024 St. Petersburg Community Survey

Help shape St. Petersburg's future! The city invites residents to participate in a resident survey to provide input on government services and quality of life.

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American Rescue Plan Act

Learn how St. Pete is investing our federal stimulus funds in an equitable, effective, and impactful way.

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Community Redevelopment Areas

Programs, resources, and funding specific to the three community redevelopment areas (CRAs).

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Complete Streets

An initiative and master plan that improves the way residents and visitors move around St. Pete.

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Dream Big

In commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. and in the spirit of his dream for a better tomorrow, we're encouraging the community to 'dream big' with us and share their dreams.

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Forward Together, A Youth Crime Prevention Program

Learn more about Forward Together and its purpose.

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Healthy St. Pete

Through collaborative community effort, Healthy St. Pete works to improve health outcomes, reduce health inequities, and implement policies and programs that give everyone the opportunity to enjoy optimal health.

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Historic Gas Plant District Redevelopment Project

Learn more about St. Pete's biggest new development project.

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Housing Opportunities For All

The City of St. Petersburg has developed a comprehensive 10-year plan to address housing affordability across communities by expanding existing programs and introducing new solutions.

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Letters of Love

In honor of Pride month, we're encouraging residents and visitors to express love and support for our LGBTQ+ community by spreading kindness and positivity - and sharing stories of strength, love, and empowerment.

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Mayor's Commitment To Youth

As a Pillar for Progress - Education & Youth Opportunity - is at the foundation of our mission. Mayor Welch affirms his commitment to the City’s youth, their families, and the community with a multi-pronged initiative with a fourfold plan that centers around awareness, opportunity, listening, and leadership.

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Mayor's Future Ready Academy

Mayor's Future Ready Academy in St. Petersburg connects young adults aged 18-24 with employment opportunities, offering on-the-job training and classroom instruction for vital roles within the city.

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Mayor's Safe Summer

Join us for a safe and fun-filled summer, St. Pete, as the Mayors' Safe Summer initiative invites all residents to participate in neighborhood projects and programs.

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Mayor Welch's City Hall On Tour

St. Pete Mayor Kenneth T. Welch is taking St. Pete City Hall on tour throughout the year. Each quarter, the Mayor and members of his City Leadership team will host “open house” tour stops at four different Recreation Facilities to listen to and learn from residents about their needs.

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My Brother's and Sister's Keeper

St. Pete adopted the President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative and expanded the program to include young girls—My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper.

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Office of Supplier Diversity

Providing fair and equal opportunities for small, minority, and women-owned businesses in St. Pete.

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Somos St. Pete

We are St. Pete means everyone is welcome in St. Pete. Somos St. Pete significa que todos son bienvenidos en St. Pete.

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St. Pete PAWS

This initiative puts the City of St. Petersburg’s pet-friendly proclamation into action, making St. Pete a place where pets are happy, healthy and welcome.

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St. Pete's Water Plan

Improving your infrastructure from the ground up.

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The Innovation Equity Project

Introducing the Innovative Equity Project, a new initiative in St. Petersburg empowering the community in resource allocation. With a budget of $1 million, city departments have collaborated on proposals prioritizing innovation and inclusivity – now, it's up to you to decide which project gets implemented!

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We Are St. Pete

'We Are St. Pete,' a community campaign inspired by the historic moment of welcoming our first Black Mayor, Kenneth T. Welch, in January 2022. Fueled by principled progress and intentional inclusivity, this initiative celebrates St. Pete's rich diversity. Join us in showcasing city pride and standing in solidarity.

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