St. Pete Extra! September 2021
The fall celebration of volunteering and giving back to the community returns Sept. 11 - Oct. 17.
How will you celebrate this year? A neighborhood cleanup? Perhaps adopting a local project? Or maybe a donation drive? However you want to give back during CareFest, we all win.
More ideas and info at stpete.org/CareFest
TAKE A LOOK AT THE CITY'S BUDGET
You're invited to attend upcoming public hearings for the Fiscal Year 2022 City budget.
Public Hearing #1
City Council adopts the tentative FY22 City budget and millage rate
Thursday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m.
Public Hearing #2
City Council considers adoption of the final FY22 budget and millage rate, and approval of the Capital Improvements Plan
Thursday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m.
Public hearings will take place in Council Chambers at City Hall (175 5th St. N.)
The public meetings can also be viewed live on stpete.org/TV or on digital cable channels:
- Frontier - 20
- Spectrum - 641
- WOW! Cable – 15
RATE CHANGES COMING DOWN THE PIPE
Each year, utility rates and charges are evaluated and updated. Utility billing rates and charges will be changing on Oct. 1, 2021, upon City Council approval.
Pandemic assistance programs: StPeteRacetoSafe.com
Water conservation programs & rebates: stpete.org/WaterConservation
More on the changes, payment plans, how you can lower your monthly bill and more: stpete.org/rates
SOME RELIEF FOR SMALL BIZ
Listen up, small business owners of St. Pete!
The St. Pete Resilience and Retention package (with $2,536,000 of funding!) has been created to support businesses and non-profits overcoming the longstanding impacts of COVID-19. Within the package are 4 different programs providing general economic stimulus and support. Programs launch July through September.
For key information, important dates and application requirements visit stpete.org/resilience-retention
BE READY BEFORE THE STORM
Hurricane season is here! Make sure your household has an evacuation plan and is signed up for Alert St. Pete for real-time messages. Stay safe out there, St. Pete!
Learn more at StPetePrepares.com
EVENTS CALENDAR 2.0
See a full calendar of cool co-sponsored community events alongside official City meetings and workshops on stpete.org/events. All the events right, right at your fingertips.
BIZ RESOURCES, ON DEMAND
Introducing The Greenhouse's OnDemand Resource Library - a place for entrepreneurs to continue their capacity building experience through webinars and virtual mentoring services.
Topics range from business startup basics, social media strategies, to business resiliency and keeping your doors open.
Check out the full library at stpetegreenhouse.com/ondemand
EASY LOANS TO IMPROVE YOUR HOME
Whether you're looking to improve your roof or add solar panels and hurricane shutters, SELF is here to assist with home improvements that can save you money on energy and insurance bills, increase comfort and protect against extreme weather.
Call your St. Pete SELF representative, Rob Perry at 727-315-3223 to learn more about these low-cost financing options.
More at stpete.org/SELF
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